Vegan & Gluten-Free Kimchi
I LOVE Kimchi, it's tangy and a little spicy and it goes with most things (I think) You can mix it with mayo for sandwiches, fry it with rice, have it as a side to almost anything and make spicy salads.
I have been making Kimchi for the last 5 years and there is not a time that passes that I don't have a batch on the go or fermenting. It's one of my diet staples.
Well I suffer from IBS quite acutely, and in the wave of fermented foods that appeared as a trend (Kombucha, sourdough, kefir, etc) Kimchi was the one I liked and helped the most.
If you have chronic digestive problems like IBS, fermented foods may help as they enhance the digestive process and have a positive effect on the gut flora, thus reducing problematic digestive symptoms.
PLUS from a cycle perspective, anything that supports digestion is important because the removal of estrogen is via your poo! We need good estrogen elimination to maintain periods with minimal discomfort. When estrogen metabolism is impaired it can cause estrogen to be reabsorbed back into the body which isn't a win and can result in estrogen excess which contributes to PMS, tender breasts and heavy periods. So maintaining healthy gut bacteria for the win!!
Anyways if nothing else, it's yummy!