of arthritis, and actually helped to proliferate the synovial cells that are so thoroughly ravaged by thisdisease. What other miracles does it perform? Science has yet to discover.
What a food! Kimchi is a full-spectrum artery-purifier. Selenium from the garlic works to scoopcholesterol off of arterial walls. Allicin from the garlic works with the onions to raise the levels of HDL transport molecules which carry the cholesterol down to the gall bladder. The high levels of Vitamin C are used to convert the cholesterol to disposable substances. And the glutathione peroxidase made from the garlic along with the phytochemicals from the fruit and vegetables all work to magnify Vitamin C's availability. If there is a single-food defence to heart ailments, kimchi has to be it!
Garlic's Additional Benefits
And it doesn't stop there! Garlic has been shown to combat allergies(15), regulate blood sugar levelsin diabetics and hypoglycemics(17), and reduce the symptoms of stress(18) (with a concomitant boostin energy).(19) If for no other reason than the use of garlic, kimchi is indeed a food that should beeaten with every meal, just as Grandmaster (the originator of the recipe I have named the "UltimateKimchi") suggests.As for the myth that you will smell like garlic if you eat a lot of it. It's not something you have toworry about. Oh, you'll smell for a little while -- that's because the garlic and onions are powerfulanti-toxins, anti-allergens, and anti-biotics. Some of the cholesterol and other junk that is beingremoved from your system is coming out through the pores of your skin. It's a good sign, actually, asign of inner cleansing. As long as you keep your internal environment reasonably clean and you don'tkeep polluting yourself with negative emotions, junk foods, alcohol, tobacco, and the like, your system will soon clean up and your body will smell clean and fresh -- without deodorants. That's a promise!
Kimchi Promotes Intestinal Health
Kimchi also works to clean out your system by feeding the lactobacteria and bifidobacteria that live inyour intestines. These are the “friendly bacteria” that we need to be healthy. Kimchi nourishes themso they can thrive and outnumber the “unfriendly bacteria” that threaten our health from the inside.The
that are responsible for producing many of the B-vitamins we need, including theB-12 that is so frequently missing from vegetarian diets. Since the body cannot produce thesevitamins for itself, these bacteria are essential for our health.The
prevent flatulence and keep sticky, sludge-like waste matter from accumulating inthe intestinal tract, adhering to the intestinal walls, and interfering with nutrient absorption. All in all,the lactobacteria and bifidobacteria are pretty good friends to have around!
Cabbage and Onions
The top two ingredients for promoting the beneficial bacteria and inhibiting the unfriendly bacteriaare cabbage and onions. And, according to at least one writer, fermented cabbage is the absolute best.