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World's Healthiest Food

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Kimchi is arguably the healthiest food in the world - but what is it? Well, kimchi is a fermented blend of cabbage, chili peppers, garlic, and other spices which is most commonly consumed in Korea. Kimchi can be used in a variety of different ways: it can be added to soups, paired with steamed rice or eaten on its own.The most noteworthy health benefits of kimchi are: 

Gut health - due to the fermentation process, kimchi aids to strengthen the immunity and encourages good bacteria in the gut.

Rich in vitamins A & C - vitamin C helps growth, development and repair while vitamin A is key to a healthy immune system and cell growth.

Lowers cholesterol levels - kimchi contains garlic which is a rich source of allicin and selenium, both of which help to decrease cholesterol levels.

Contains healthy bacteria - due to the fermentation process, kimchi contains healthy bacteria (like yogurts) which help build gut health and help fight off infections and bad bacteria.

Aids in weight loss - kimchi is low in fat and carbohydrates but adds flavour to a meal, helping you to feel satisfied without consuming excessive calories.

Rich in amino acids - such as iron, calcium and selenium which help recovery and fat loss. 

High in fiber - which aids digestion. 

You don't have to visit Korea to get some Kimchi on your plate - you can make it at home with minimal ingredients and enjoy all the health benefits. For more Korean cooking inspiration, try some of our Korean spice mixes.

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