Optimise your gut health and regularly eat kimchi!
Koreans have been enjoying the spicy lacto-fermented vegetable condiment known as kimchi for hundreds of years. More recently, kimchi is being gobbled up by gut-health enthusiasts all over. Why? Because kimchi is teeming with gut-boosting, microbes, otherwise known as probiotics.
Eating kimchi regularly is a simple strategy to boost your immune system and optimise your gut health. Find the study here.
You could say that kimchi is a cousin to sauerkraut, for the benefits of cabbage and lacto-fermentation are the same. You can read all about gut healing sauerkraut here. Kimchi has more pow, more zing and more wow on the palette than your typical sauerkraut however. With generous amounts of ginger, garlic and chilli, kimchi has a distinguished Asian pungency. Make it a little bit spicy or a lot spicy; it’s up to you. Don’t be afraid to experiment, lacto-fermentation can absorb a lot of spice….