Healthy Digestion & Cholesterol Stable, Thanks to This Korean Food

Korean culture Fever aka K-wave was sweeping the world. Suddenly all the people flocking to learn the Korean language and idolized typical foods of this State of Ginseng. One of the most popular is kimchi.

Remarkably, a recent study revealed that Korean kimchi is not only good taste, but if taken every day then this meal will stabilize a person's cholesterol levels.

The conclusion was obtained after a team of researchers from Pusan ​​National University, Korea set diet in which 100 young men for one week. Some participants were asked to eat kimchi in small portions (about half an ounce) per day, while the other half takes up about half a pound of kimchi for a week.

From there it is known that participants who ate the cabbage ferment it in bulk (about half a pound) per day showed a decrease in total cholesterol, levels of "bad" cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels more than the participants who ate kimchi in small portions (about half ounces).

Nevertheless, as reported by nydailynews, Wednesday (03/06/2013) benefit both groups remained the same, only participants whose total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels of its most high-biggest gain in the form of reduction in cholesterol levels between the two groups at most.

Not only that, from a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food is also known that kimchi is not only loaded with vitamins A, B and C, but also contains Lactobacillus or healthy bacteria known as probiotics to help expedite the process of digestion.

Whereas previous studies have found an association between daily doses of probiotics such as Lactobacillus with decreased cholesterol levels. Studies involving 127 participants found that the dose of probiotics L. Daily reuteri may result in decreased levels of "bad" cholesterol or LDL in the body of people who eat in just 9 weeks.

According to the New York Times, a number of researchers believe probiotics can bind cholesterol in the small intestine that can prevent it is absorbed into the bloodstream.