Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean delicacy which is made from vegetables, seasonings and a range of spices. As one of the national dishes of Korea, did you know the benefits of eating Kimchi?
1/ Boost your digestive system
As kimchi is naturally-fermented, it contains “healthy bacteria” lactobacilli that aids in the digestion process of your body. Dietary fibre content present in kimchi (from those vegetables) also assists in stabilizing the intestine movements and prevents constipation.
Did you know…lactobacilli also produce dextrin inside your intestine, a substance that stops the growth of H. pylori and prevent peptic ulcer diseases!
If ever wonder why Korean people look younger than their age, kimchi might be one of the answers! As fermented vegetables, they are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that reduce oxidation in the cells, inhibit lipid peroxidation and ultimately extend life span.
3/ Helps relief social anxiety
A recent research by the University of Maryland proved that the more the fermented food like Kimchi people eats, the less their social anxiety and stress!
Next time if you are about to go on stage or have a business meeting, you may try having some kimchi beforehand 😛 !
Yet, if you face severe social anxiety, always seek advice from your mental health professional.
4/ Prevents cancer
Kimchi is rich in chemicals (such as isocyanate, capsaicin, allicin and sulfide) that are scientifically proved to helps reduce the chance of developing lung, liver, stomach, and even thyroid cancer!
After all these shocking facts … …
Did you know…
Kimchi has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by both South and North Korea in the year 2013 !