The Hearty Soul: Turn kimchi into an inflammation-fighting superfood by infusing it with turmeric

Why all the buzz around kimchi lately? Kimchi helps your digestion by putting good bacteria into your body – the more “good” bacteria you have, the less vulnerable you are when “bad” bacteria invades. A healthy digestive system = a happy gut. A happy gut = a happy mind!

This isn’t hippie “granola” stuff either! This is pure science. In fact, the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected (1). Furthermore, it’s important to note that the connection works both ways – just the idea of eating can send signals to our stomach, and likewise, a distressed intestine can transmit messages to the brain (ibid.).

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Kiki Athanassoulias