They were talking about the benefits of Kimchi to our immunity on the news the other day. It’s a superfood that provides sufficient probiotics for your gut and has anti-inflammatory effects whilst boosting immune systems!

 

It reminded me of the memories I had every winter in Korea preparing enough Kimchi for the whole winter!!! It was so spicy that I forgot about the cold snow.

 

Eating fermented foods like sauerkraut and Kimchi can offer many health benefits but exactly why has remained a mystery.

 

Now, researchers at the University of Leipzig in Germany have found that the beneficial effects are due to the bacteria found in fermented foods boosting the action of the immune system.

 

Link to the journal: https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1008145

More information on Kimchi: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-35780468

 

Here’s a recipe that I liked: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-kimchi-at-home-189390

 

Enjoy!!

By John the Acupuncturist