10 Benefits of Kimchi

Kimchi is a Korean side dish made of fermented vegetables. It is a staple in Korean cuisine and serve at most meals. It is general made from cabbage and radish and is pickled with Korean spice, garlic and ginger. Kimchi is found regularly in our Balance box for a low calorie, flavour hit.

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Promotes Digestion

Kimchi is great for gut health. This is due to the probiotics produced when the kimchi ferments. The probiotic, Lactobacillus, keeps the gut healthy with good bacteria.

Lowers Cholesterol

Studies show eating kimchi reduces cholesterol and lowers the level of blood glucose in the body. This is due to selenium and allicin in garlic (a main ingredient in Kimchi) that lower cholesterol levels and provide a protective effect of artery walls, reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack.

An Antioxidant

Kimchi made with red pepper seeds are rich in antioxidants which shield the body from the harmful effects of free radicals in the environment.

Alleviates Skin Conditions

Studies show the lactobacillus bacteria in kimchi has show to improve dermatitis (skin conditions).

Weight Loss

Kimchi can help control appetite by reducing blood sugar levels, it also contains fibre, keeping you fuller for longer. Studies show people who eat more kimchi have a lower BMI also.

Boosts Immune System

Kimchi contains garlic, ginger and peppers which have a positive effect on the immune system to fight cold and flu symptoms.


Kimchi is high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. This helps reduce inflammation which is a cause of ageing.

Prevents Cancer

Kimichi is made primarily of cabbage which contains flavanoids which are known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Diabetes Management

Kimchi is beneficial in stabilising blood sugar. Studies show better glucose tolerance for those with Type 2 diabetics when consuming kimchi.

Reduces Gastric Ulcers

Kimchi helps to stop stomach ulcers, those with Helicobacterpylori bacteria can find their symptoms improving due to the fighting effects of Lactobacillus.