Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Power of Kim Chee

By Dad

Kim Chee, also known as kimchi or gimchi is a is a traditional fermented Koren food made of vegetables with usually spicy seasonings.  There are hundreds of varieties of Kimchee.  Common types are made using napa cabbage, radishes and cucumbers.  Kim Chee is low in calories and high in fiber.  Because it is fermented it contains a number of lactic acid bacteria.  Health magazine named kimchi in its list of top five "World's Healthiest Foods" for being rich in vitamins, aiding digestion, and even possibly reducing cancer growth.

Above you can see a brand of Kim Chee commonly available in supermarketes.  I decided to try having some Kim Chee every day this winter and see if it would ward off the common cold and other winter ailments.  I have manged to have a forkful of kim chee most days and am happy to report good health so far this winter (knock on wood).

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