Wellbeing  /   /  By Vicky Lee

Kimchi is a spicy Korean pickled vegetable dish and it’s been popping up almost everywhere over the last year. Health experts are saying it’s the next big superfood, which is a food with serious nutritional benefits. I absolutely love Kimchi, not only for its wonderful taste, but also because it’s amazing nutritional benefits really help with my skin and body health!image1-2

Kimchi is usually made with fermented cabbage, and it’s great on top of rice or noodles, added to salads, or just eaten alone. It pairs really well with raw or cooked tofu to make a quick and healthy meal, and you can even make pancakes and soup with kimchi. On a rainy day, a bowl of kimchi soup is the absolute best comfort food!

Now for the science behind why is kimchi so great for your skin.

First off, cabbage is a rich source of vitamin C, which fights free radicals that cause premature aging to the skin, while garlic and onion act as detoxifiers. The selenium in garlic also helps make skin glow and keeps hair shiny and healthy. Probably the best benefit of kimchi on skin is that it’s made by fermenting cabbage, causing it to grow healthy bacterial cultures which help fight inflammation in the gut. This helps neutralize and block out toxins that can trigger problem skin conditions like acne and eczema.

These days, kimchi is super-popular, and you can usually find it right in the refrigerated produce section in your grocery store. It’s low in fat and cholesterol, and high in fibre, and is great for your immune system, so no excuses! Go and grab some kimchi today and enjoy this delicious food that keeps your skin looking its best!

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