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The Ken of Kimchi

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Kimchi and other brine fermented vegetables balance cooked foods. They are found at the table of most long-lived societies. A bite of cooked food with a chew of pickle. Flavor + digestive enzymes + probiotics + cooked food = tasty and healthy balance...

  • Has Cholesterol-lowering properties
  • Helps increase appetite
  • Reduces constipation; stimulates peristalsis
  • Helps maintain proper intestinal flora
  • Reported to have anticancer and anti-aging effects
  • Decreases body fat
  • Increases immune function
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