IS THIS THE NEW KIMCHI?

Plus, five other Korean ingredients athletes should try now.

While you’re probably familiar with kimchi, Korean cooking is full of nutrient-packed foods that athletes should incorporate into their diets. “Korean dishes are generally grilled, stewed, or boiled, which translates to less oil and less fat,” says Abbie Gellman, RD, a New York City-based chef and owner of Culinary Nutrition Cuisine. Meat is treated more like a side, allowing you to further save on saturated fat, she says.

Here, five ingredients you can find at your local grocery store that will add flavor and health benefits to any meal.