Kimchi or kimchee is a traditional fermented Korean delicacy which is made from vegetables including cabbage and a range of spices and seasonings. It is the national dish of Korea and has been a staple of their food since ages. The term “kimchi” has been derived from a Korean word ‘shimchae’ which means ‘salting of vegetables’.
Did you know the Kimchi brings the best value for your money? Here in the Philippines, you can buy a small jar of Kimchi for as low as P75 to P95 and enjoy its awesome benefits.
- Amazing Nutritional Value
Kimchi is a low-calorie, high fiber and nutrient. It is packed with vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin C. The famous Korean side dish is also rich in essential amino acids and minerals such as iron, calcium, selenium. It has an amazing assortment of antioxidants and provides an additional benefit of probiotics as well in the form of lactobacillus bacteria. It contains numerous healthful components including capsaicin, chlorophyll, carotenoids, flavonoids and isothiocyanates with low amount of fat and sugar.
Like the famous Yakult, Kimchi is a good source of healthy lactobacillus bacteria which the body utilizes for its healthy functioning. It contributes in gaining less weight by controlling the appetite and reducing the blood sugar levels! The fiber content present in it keeps your body full and hunger satisfied for a longer duration preventing you from frequent and over eating.
- Produces radiant skin and shiny hair
Kimchi does not only make you healthy on the inside but also helps you look good on the outside. The selenium found in garlic in Kimchi helps your skin and hair more radiant looking. In the long-run It also helps you prevent wrinkles making you look younger.
- Boosts your immunity
According to professor Rina Yu of the Food and Nutrition Department in the University of Ulsan, Kimchi causes the immune cells to be more active and the antibodies to be more abundant. Eating a high cholesterol dish can give 55% immune cell activity, a normal diet can give 68% but a high cholesterol diet plus kimchi can give you as high as 75%.
So, the next time you will go to your favorite grocery store, you might add a jar of Kimchi in your goodies. You can make it as your ideal side dish for your favorite meals. Stay healthy and look good for just P75! Annyeong!
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