Ok Ok Ok. So. I LOVE Asian food. Like all of it. Any of it. SO GOOD. They just really know what’s up. And something that I really really love is kimchi.
HOWEVER, since transitioning back to veganism I haven’t really been able to eat much of it because I couldn’t find a good vegan version.
For those of you who don’t know what kimchi is exactly it’s fermented cabbage. More often than not it’s flavored with some form of fish sauce (AKA not vegan).
It’s super spicy and a bit sour. And I LOVE it.
BUUUUUTTTTTT. Have no fear cause I found the most legit vegan kimchi on the planet.
I give you Mother In Law’s Kimchi
It’s so bomb. It’s non-GMO and soooooo damn good for you. You can find it in Whole Foods. I’m sure you can find it other places, LIKE ON THEIR WEBSITE. But I picked it up at Whole foods.
Alright, so here’s why you need to eat this.
Ok. So if you haven’t heard of probiotics by now you’re probably living under a rock. Probiotics are necessary. And you really should be eating probiotics daily. Probiotics help to promote good bacteria in your intestines which helps with your digestive health. Digestive health is something than not enough people take seriously these days. It’s also something that, if not taken care of properly, can lead to numerous amounts of health problems.
The abundant presence of antioxidants and vitamin C is what gives kimchi its anti-aging properties. In fact, it regulates inflammation that speeds up aging. So it turns out that the fountain of youth lies within a jar of kimchi.
REDUCES RISK OF CANCER
We all know I love a good cancer prevention method. And the cabbage used in kimchi contains flavonoids that are known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. All of the toxins we’re exposed to daily contribute to the growth of cancer cells in our bodies. So why not incorporate easy little things daily that help to prevent that growth. I’m definitely down for some kimchi in that case.
COUGH COLD & FLU KILLA
The typical kimchi recipe contains ginger, garlic, and peppers work to strengthen and protect your immune system. They help to fight infections which can be beneficial in cutting off colds and flus at the start.
Kimchi can definitely be an acquired taste. But it DEFINITELY grows on you. I’m obsessed. (But let’s be real, I’m obsessed with a lot of things. Lol)
I’ve also recently found out that putting kimchi on a pizza is a thing??? I’m so down to try that out.
Do you know of any recipes I should try out?? Let me know!
Have a fantastic week!