Heck yeah, I watch all of those rediculous Kardashian shows on E! They are a guilty pleasure. Absolutely. After hours of playing tea party, picking up toys, cleaning green smoothie off of the flour and watching Sesame Street, I admit that I dive in to the ridiculous lives of the Kardashian sisters. Don't tell my husband, but I do DVR them and might watch them late at night while folding laundry.
I don't know about Kim Kardashian, but my friend Kimchi is a real celebrity. She is the real deal. Not only does she help me stay regular (yes, that is what I mean) but she gives me loads and loads of good bacteria that strengthen my immune system. Oh yeah, she also provides me with calcium, iron and B vitamins. Rock on Kim, rock on.
My friend Kimchi is actually a food. She is a spicy, fermented vegetable dish usally served as a condiment with other foods. Kimchi can be cabbage and carrots and other veggies made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, peppers, and other spices. It is fermented which brings out all of the naturally beneficial bacteria.
Bring on the bacteria, Kim. Bring it on girl. There is a big difference between nasty bacteria and beneficial bacteria. I am talking about the good stuff. We need good bacteria is our guts. If you take lots of antibiotics, add some good probiotics to your diet. You can also eat foods naturally loaded with good bacteria like kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kefir water, miso, etc.
I see people all over the internet making their own yogurt, kimchi and kombucha tea. I haven't tried that yet. Maybe someday! In the meantime, I buy it at the store. Kimchi can be found at your local grocery store or Asian food market. I think I paid like $4 for a jar of Rejuvenative Foods brand. One of my favorite ways to eat kimchi is one top of scrambled eggs. So delicious. Seriously, try it.
I don't know if Kim Kardashian would ever try kimchi. Her sister, Kourtney, might give it a try. She drank a green smoothie one episode.
Kimchi Scrambled Egg Open-Faced Sandwich
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 eggs, preferably pastured
2 leaves of kale, stems removed, chopped
1 tablespoon kimchi
1 piece of bread
Saute the kale in a frying pan in the coconut oil. Add the scrambled eggs. Toast the bread. Once the eggs are done, pile the eggs on top of the toasted bread and top with kimchi. Enjoy!