Clean and simple eating is my goal. I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. All recipes included cover several diet types...raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and ketogenic. I have tried to remember to tag the recipes appropriately, but it is what it is.
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Happy 'simple' eating!
First, what is it? Wikipedia says, "Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish, made with a widely varying selection of seasonings including gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal, etc. It is also used in a variety of soups."
It can be seriously spicy or mild depending on what you choose to purchase. I'm a wimp so I opted for the most mild I could find. I tried it as it is and I knew instantly that wasn't going to work for me! Yuk! I kept telling myself 'it's good for, it's good for you' ... yeah well, I didn't care. But, fermented foods, like kimchi, are great for the gut! I started looking for recipes I felt I could enjoy. I started with Kimchi Fried Rice and I'll have to admit, it was yummy!
Kimchi Fried Rice
1061 calories; 31 grams fat; 14 grams saturated fat; 1 gram trans fat; 12 grams monounsaturated fat; 4 grams polyunsaturated fat; 162 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 2 grams sugars; 28 grams protein; 973 milligrams sodium
Giving credit where credit is due ... I found this recipe here.
So, what's the big deal about eating anti-inflammatory foods? Well, apparently chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's. Yuk!
But, I love hamburgers on a bun with a few potato chips! Am I doomed to never enjoy a burger again? I think not. However, I do believe moderation is key.
So, will a burger kill me? Maybe eventually, but I believe it you surround yourself with plenty of anti-inflammatory foods (see list below), a burger now and then won't hurt.
Well, while I switched to an anti-inflammatory diet and not much happened. That's when I learned about lectins which voids the following list in many cases. So, the bottom line is if you feel well, don't have much belly, and no digestive issues ... go for it! But, if you're still struggling you might want to look at lectins.
What do you think?
Here's a list of anti-inflammatory foods to eat in abundance!
I have been sharing recipes for years and finally starting putting some of our favorites on this site. I hope you find something you love!
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