Health Benefits of Korean Cuisine

Yummy Korean dishes I had at my friend Soo’s house!  🙂

Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

Korean food is becoming increasingly popular.  I remember when the Korean Taco truck came into popularity.  I think it made more people aware of what Korean cuisine had to offer.  What some people don’t realize is that the typical Korean meal is not only varied and exciting due to including so many different dishes, but also contributes an abundance of health benefits.  Here are just a few:

  • Kimchi (cabbage pickled with garlic, chile pepper, and scallions) may help to protect blood vessels and may be associated with lowering cancer risk
  • Most Korean meals include some type of soup full of tofu and vegetables which contributes to satiety and nutrient density, not calories
  • Heart healthy seafood is also a very important part of their cuisine.  It’s not just beef, like some Korean BBQ restaurant fans may think
  • I think the best part of the Korean diet is their love of fresh fruit.  Every meal is finished off by a huge plate of a variety of fresh fruit. If you have ever visited a Korean market, you know that these markets are the best places to buy fruit.  Since Koreans love fruit so much, the quality is top notch.  Most of the fruit is bought by the case!

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One thought on “Health Benefits of Korean Cuisine

  1. Jennifer, I hope you will have some recipes later! 🙂 Recently, we have found korean tofu soon and the more we have it the more we like it.

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