Kimchi: A nutrient boost for better digestive and heart health


In this article: 

  • Kimchi packs a powerful boost for your health, helping with your heart, digestion, and more. 

  • This traditional Korean staple is packed with antioxidants, probiotics, and healthy bacteria. 

  • Providence nutritionists say that Kimchi can help promote a healthy gut. 

Are you looking for something to spice up your regular menu? Give kimchi a try. Not only is it tasty, it provides numerous health benefits with regular consumption.

Kimchi is a traditional Korean food made with fermented Chinese cabbage, garlic, chili paste and other spices—depending on the recipe. It’s like the Asian version of sauerkraut.

Kimchi adds flavor and kick to a variety of dishes, from soups and sandwiches to salads and stir fry, and it provides numerous health benefits, including improved digestive health and reduced risk of heart disease.

The multi-use condiment can be found in many grocery and specialty food stores, but it’s also fairly easy to mix up a batch yourself. Most recipes include chopped Chinese cabbage, salt, water, garlic, and other flavorings.  

Wondering how this fancy version of coleslaw can actually give your health a boost?

Here are the top health benefits of kimchi.


Find a doctor

If you’re looking for ways to add a kick to your menu with healthy choices, the nutritionists at Providence work with your doctor to help you reach your nutrition goals. You can find a Providence nutritionist using our provider directory

Through Providence Express Care Virtual, you can also access a full range of healthcare services. 

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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