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

Get to Know the Superfood, Kimchi— Trusttttt Me.

Updated: September 29, 2015
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LAURYN

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-shaped 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.

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  • Lol awesome post & yeah, kimchi is really addictive. It’s super easy to make yourself. I like to mine exxtra spicy of course <3

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

  • I love kimchi and am always finding ways to add it to my dishes! Pizza wowza that’s insane I don’t eat pizza since I don’t eat cheese but what a neat topping. Thank you for sharing lots of nlove Courtstar
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  • 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?

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

  • I have never tried it but I hear I really have to!

    xx
    Kelly
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  • i have to try this! <3
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  • Need to try this, never heard of it ever!
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  • Mari

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

  • 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!
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  • Jessijax

    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?

  • I LOVE kimchi :)
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  • Maya

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

  • 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

    • AGREED! All in moderation! : )

  • 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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  • Katie

    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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  • Great post. Kimchi is one of the healthiest food. There are plenty of health benefits of eating Kimchi. It is not only healthy food but also very delicious food. So, enjoy this healthy and tasty Korean food.

  • Lindsay

    So in love with Kimchi and Kraut too! Just found this organic brand http://farmhouseculture.com at Whole Foods which Im currently obsessed with. I’ve already tried 3 of the different flavors

  • it’s important to choose what u eat, especially when u had gastric sleeve. post gastric sleeve diet is one of the worsts diets evaa. anyway, obesity surgery in South Korea is really efficient and safe

  • Kevin

    I just bought some Kimchi and was afraid to taste it cuz of different things I have heard. I absolutely loved it. And I started digesting right away which is not the norm for me. I am praying that it helps with yeast overgrowth which is what I have been battling for a while. I am so happy I tried it. I was assuming it was going to taste strange and it was just basically like a mild spicy cabbage. I will definitely end up addicted I can already tell.