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9 Health benefits of kimchi, lower cholesterol and body weight

KONTAN.CO.ID – Kimci’s word has recently been on the rise, following clashes on social media between Chinese and South Koreans. Apart from that, there are many health benefits of kimchi.

China’s attempt to win international certification for Pao Cai, a pickled vegetable dish from Sichuan, has turned into a battle on social media. This dispute is related to the origin of Kimchi, a South Korean staple dish made of cabbage.

Quoted from Kontan.co.id, Tuesday (12/1), Beijing recently won certification from ISO for Pao Cai, an achievement Global Times call it the “international standard for the Chinese-led Kimchi industry”.

South Korean media quickly denied the claim and accused its neighbors of trying to make Kimchi a type of Chinese-made Pao Cai. The episode sparked outrage on the country’s social media.

However, behind the dispute over kimchi between China and South Korea, this fermented food has a number of health benefits. Anything?

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9 Health benefits of kimchi

Reporting from the page Seoul Restaurant, here are 9 health benefits of kimchi:

1. Contains healthy bacteria and probiotics

Kimchi is a food that is fermented so that it contains the so-called “healthy bacteria” Lactobacilli to aid your body’s digestion process. In addition, the fermentation process also produces probiotics to fight various infections in the body.

2. Lower cholesterol levels

The garlic found in kimchi contains allicin and selenium to help lower body cholesterol. In addition, this substance also indirectly helps prevent stroke or other cardiovascular diseases because it prevents plaque buildup on artery walls.

3. Improve health and eyesight

A 100 gram serving of kimchi has 18% of the daily value of vitamin A. Vitamin A can act as an antioxidant that can help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in the body.

Not only that, vitamin A is also important for fetal development and improves eye vision.

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