Do superfoods exist?
According to WebMD.com, “Your gut health affects your whole body”
Why? Because 80 % of your immune system is located in the gut. Improving your gut health will improve digestion. And good digestion means a healthy bowel movement, which leads to weight loss and clear skin.
Just like superheroes exist in stories and movies who save and help people, superfoods do exist! Superfoods that can also save and help you improve your gut health.
Here are the Top 3 Superfoods that saved me from steroids that I used for 30 yrs and helped me boost my gut health:
- Kimchi is the national food of Korea, where I was born and raised.
- “You have many bacteria in your body. In fact, you have more of them than you have cells. Most are good for you. The ones found in your gut not only help you digest foods, they work all over your body and can be good for your physical and mental health.” – WebMD
- Kimchi could be super easy to make and highly customizable. You can make it mild, savory, vegan, or not spicy.
- If you like quick and easy, this 10-min water kimchi recipe in my book, Kimchi, will make a great shortcut for your kimchi adventure. My kimchi fans call it “Probiotic Shot.”
#2. Korean Pickles
- Pickles are fabulous to add color, crunch, and interest to many dishes without adding many calories. And they are an excellent food for healthy gut bacteria.
- Eating pickles every day are good for your gut health.
- I developed a Korean Pickled Radish recipe (Dan-mu-Ju: 단무지) because I could not find a single premade Korean Pickled Radish without food additives at grocery stores. This recipe can help you especially if you like Kimbap, Korean seaweed roll because Dan-mu-Ju is an essential ingredient for kimbap.
#3. Bone broth
- Bone broth is a cornerstone of Korean cooking, from using ox bones to fish scraps
- “Drinking bone broth may be beneficial for the joints and digestive system, among other things”, such as reducing inflammation and healing the gut. (ref- https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323903#gut-health)
- In winter, I always have bone broth simmering on the stove. I don’t refrigerate it. I boil it every day to make sure that it will kill the harmful bacteria and extract all the rich nutrients from the bones that can help improve my gut health.
- This bone-in Korean Pork Hock Recipe will be a great dish to begin your bone broth adventure.
Your kitchen is your robust medical cabinet. Enjoy flavors to get healthier.
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