Get to Know the Superfood, Kimchi— Trusttttt Me.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Kimchi is a weird-ass food with a weird-ass name.

But I’m totes in love.

Like, obsessed.

Superfood alert!!!

Did you know kimchi is known as the world’s healthiest foods?

NBD, right?

If asked for a taste description of kim-chi, I’d say it’s similar to spicy sauerkraut.

& I F-ing LOVE sauerkraut. I’m a real, true blue sauerkraut fan.

If you don’t like kimchi, disguise it in other foods like soups or salads.

According to this article, “Koreans eat so much of this super-spicy condiment (forty pounds of it per person each year) that natives say “kimchi” instead of “cheese” when getting their pictures taken. The reddish fermented cabbage (and sometimes radish) dish—made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chile peppers, and other spices—is served at every meal, either alone or mixed with rice or noodles. And its part of a high-fiber, low-fat diet that has kept obesity at bay in Korea. Kimchi also is used in everything from soups to pancakes, and as a topping on pizza and burgers.”

I’m a fan in my daily salad, on top of a sweet potato, &/or in my scrambled eggs.

But lately I’ve been it eating it plain jane.

Yup. Just by itself. I’m that addicted.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Kimchi is also packed with vits. Think Vitamin A/B/C. BUT the real benefit: it’s loaded with ‘healthy bacteria’ ( also called lactobacilli ). This bacteria is typically found in fermented food ( like Greek yogurt & fermented cabbage ). This online source states that “due to the fermentation process kimchi is an excellent source of probiotics, these are the good bacteria that help your body fight off various infections. Kimchi is also packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, some B vitamins, iron, calcium, & selenium ( << remember this TSC post on the importance of selenium? ).  These all contribute to supporting muscle growth, improve your immune system, and improve blood flow.”

Healthy bacteria ( a total oxymoron! ) helps with digestion & literally stops yeast infections in their tracks. Forget Monistat egg-shapped grossness. Kimchi kills yeast naturally.

Like, buh-bye yeast infections- love always, lactobacilli.

If you can’t get kimchi where you live, make sure you take a daily probiotic ( << I’ll post more on this later ) or simply DIY.

x.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

20 comments on Get to Know the Superfood, Kimchi— Trusttttt Me.

    • Lauryn
      11.20.13 at 7:50 pm (8 months ago)

      Me too : )). The spicier, the better!! xx.

    • Lauryn
      11.20.13 at 7:50 pm (8 months ago)

      : ) xoxo

  1. Alison
    11.20.13 at 8:04 pm (8 months ago)

    I was super excited until I read super spicy.. bum bum bum! I can’t handle spicy:( Maybe I can find some w/o peppers?

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    • Lauryn
      11.20.13 at 8:32 pm (8 months ago)

      There’s tons of types without spice :-)! Just check the label for the mild kind babe. X.

  2. Mari
    11.21.13 at 6:18 am (8 months ago)

    You can also have cucumber kimchi. I love all Kimchi!!!!!!!!!! -_-

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  3. 204 Park
    11.21.13 at 7:28 am (8 months ago)

    Oooh I love Kimchi but I’ve only ever eaten it by itself! I will need to try in a salad or on a sweet potato – great suggestions!
    XO
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  4. Jessijax
    11.21.13 at 10:00 am (8 months ago)

    I was in the military for over a decade. My experience with Kimchi is that you sweat the smell through your pores. Is that not the case with this kind?

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  5. Maya
    11.21.13 at 11:14 am (8 months ago)

    Um Kimchi is Korean, it’s not a ‘weird-ass name,’ I can even pronounce it correctly lol.
    But yea it’s great!

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  6. The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)
    11.21.13 at 3:52 pm (8 months ago)

    i’m really torn about this! i mean i LOVE kimchi and it’s true it definitely helps foster a good population of bacteria in the gut buttttttt. i am a biologist & work at a cancer center and there is actually a large trend in korean populations of mouth and throat cancer from consuming large quantities of fermented/spicy foods! so, all this to say, in moderation! x

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    • Lauryn
      11.21.13 at 4:06 pm (8 months ago)

      AGREED! All in moderation! : )

  7. Jessica M
    11.21.13 at 8:02 pm (8 months ago)

    From a Korean I have to say I love the stuff, and my tiny kids do too! It’s such a universal condiment, we use it with everything. The best I’ve had was homemade from my friend’s mother in law. There’s a make your own kimchi place in Brooklyn. It’s on my list of things to do.
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  8. Katie
    11.23.13 at 4:28 am (8 months ago)

    Oh… I absolutely LOOOOOVE Kimchi… we discovered it at a Korean restaurant (which closed few years ago. SO SAD :( ) And now, out of this sheer emergency, not having Korean food around, I started making Kimchi myself. SOOOO TASTY :)

    Love,
    Katie xxx

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