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By Hannah Wolt for



It’s been a favorite of foodies and health nuts for decades, but kimchi—essentially fermented vegetables with various seasonings—is only recently enjoying a moment in the mainstream spotlight: The item is popping up on menus and grocery store shelves across the country, and even has a seal of approval from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Now, there’s another good reason to add this Korean staple to your diet: A recent study published in The Journal of Medicinal Food reveals that kimchi might improve fasting blood glucose levels and also offers vital doses of antioxidants.

Keep reading for the details of the study…

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