Kimchi is a fermented dish that adds probiotics to your gut
Kimchi is a popular Korean side dish that’s usually made from fermented cabbage. It can also be made from other fermented vegetables such as radishes. It boasts an extensive array of health benefits and may be especially effective when it comes to lowering cholesterol and reducing insulin resistance. In one study, 21 people with prediabetes consumed either fresh or fermented kimchi for 8 weeks. By the end of the study, those consuming fermented kimchi had decreased insulin resistance, blood pressure, and body weight. In another study, people were given a diet with either a high or low amount of kimchi for 7 days. A higher intake of kimchi led to greater decreases in blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. Kimchi is easy to make and can be added to everything from noodle bowls to sandwiches.