I'm pretty obsessed with all things fermented. I love the sour taste, the benefits to the gut, and the fact that fermenting foods is a beautiful ancient tradition across many cultures. . .
✨Kimchi is one thing I always have at home. At least once a week I make these chicken tacos with avocado, kimchi, some greens, cilantro, and lime. (Mexican and Korean cuisine mixes famously well 😉)..
✨KIMCHI is traditionally made with cabbage, sometimes radish, garlic, vinegar, chili peppers, salt, and other spices. It can range from very mild to veeeery spicy. You can kind of add it to anything. Rice dishes, eggs, soups... anything. ,
✨KIMCHI isn't just yummy, is one of the healthiest foods to make part of your rotation. It's loaded with vitamins A, B, and C and most importantly it is extremely beneficial to gut health, which you guys know is one of my favorite things to talk about because these modern day guys of ours need lots of help. .
✨Fermented foods like kimchi go through a process called LACTOFERMENTION in which natural bacterias feed on the starch and sugar of the food being fermented and these bacterias create lactic acid. The food is preserved by this acid and in the process create beneficial enzymes, b vitamins, omega 3's and best of all: they create natural probiotics that when consumed and are introduced to the gut and help balance your already existing gut bacteria and your digestive system by adding more "good bacteria". .
✨This means :
improved 🔸bowel health, 🔸digestion, and 🔸better absorption of nutrients in your food.
Not to mention these foods 🔸improve immunity and overall health. ✨You can make kimchi yourself for very little cost. There are hundreds of recipes that you can experiment with or you can buy some already made. .
🌶Fermented foods are part of my everyday diet and allow me to worry less about taking supplements consistently.
And for someone who grew up eating something spicy with pretty much every meal, kimchi is a nice way of enjoying some spice that also heals the body!