SPICY, FULL OF FLAVOR, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, GREAT FOR YOUR GUT!
Made a batch of this good stuff last week and it turned out better than expected, and so easy!
Even if you think your digestion is great, there are other reasons to incorporate fermented foods into your diet. Your gut is part of correcting the root cause of almost every health issue. If your gut isn’t getting what it needs, your body won’t be working optimally. Hormone balance, blood sugar regulation, cholesterol levels, etc. are all affected by your gut health. Also, remember close to 70% of your immune is housed in your gut so if we want to be feeling our best, give it a little love.
Kimchi is wonderful as it not only has fermented probiotic goodness, but the cabbage and daikon act as prebiotics (which feed your good bacteria), and the garlic, ginger, and other spices are powerful antiviral and antibacterials.
If given the choice, I always choose savory fermented foods over sweet because I know it won’t negatively impact my blood sugar balance in any way.
Kimchi is definitely one of my favorite savory probiotic-rich foods, and I hope you will give it a try.
You only need 1 special ingredient to make this recipe and that is Korean chili powder. You can find this in most Asian grocery stores and can definitely find it on Amazon. This chili powder is STRONG so ensure you are wearing latex gloves when mixing your kimchi or make sure you wash your hands really really well once you are done!
Next up, I’ll be using my kimchi to make a delicious kimchi soup!