According to chef and nutritionist Alexandra Prabaharan, there are health benefits to eating spicy foods.
In fact, consuming spicy foods come with a variety of health benefits. These include increasing the rate by which your body burns calories, helping with your stomach health, lowering blood pressure and fighting inflammation in the body.
What’s more, a research in China that studied nearly 500,000 people found that those who eat spicy foods nearly every day may lower their likelihood of death by 14 per cent. (On that note, we should eat every type of food in moderation.)
In this recipe, Alexandra shares this Korean Kimchi and Bulgogi Beef Wrap recipe. This hearty wrap is also low in GI, contains omega-3 and high in protein.
- 2 whole wheat wraps
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 handful kimchi
- 50 g beef slices
- 2 tbsps bulgogi sauce
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
Marinate the sliced beef and onions in the bulgogi sauce.
In a pan stir fry the onions and bulgogi beef.
Chop up the kimchi.
To assemble, lay down the whole wheat wrap. Top with the beef mixture, kimchi, and baby spinach leaves. Wrap up.
Serve with a mixed greens side salad.
1. We use a whole wheat wrap for added fibre and to keep us fuller for longer.
2. Kimchi is rich in vitamin A and C. The fermentation process it goes through makes it a source high in probiotics to keep a healthy balance of good bacteria in your colon and stomach. It aids in digestion and a happy tummy. It is said that consuming kimchi regularly may also reduce your chances of developing certain cancers.