Looking for Healthy food in Thai cuisine?
Yes, wanting to be healthy is definitely the "fad" or the "trend" at the moment but is ...
"Healthy = Boring?"
Well, what if I can show you a few healthy cooking recipes that can still pack a punch without the compromise to tastes and flavor?
Thai food is all about the blending of the 4 "s" - Sweet, Sour, Salty and Spicy. In Thai cooking, you can find healthy recipes calling for ingredients like chilies, cumin, limes or lemons, garlic, ginger, galangal and turmeric to name a few.
Herbs like kaffir lime leaves, basil leaves and lemongrass are used often in Thai cooking too. These ingredients are well known for its health benefits but used in Thai dishes, they definitely result in the flavor distinct to Thailand.
In fact, it is known that eating flavonoid-rich-foods, a group of plant
pigments found in garlic and onions (which is used a lot in Thai
cooking), broccoli and fruits has been linked to a lower risk of
cardiovascular disease. There was a study involving nearly 10,000 older
men and women published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition".
During the 7 years follow up, the results show that those with the
highest flavonoid intake had an 18% lower risk of passing away from
heart disease. This suggest that a flavonoid rich diet could be
beneficial for reducing your risk.
Lots of green vegetables are taken fresh as accompaniment to dishes like the Thai Yums or Salads. The more popular greens used frequently are cucumbers, lettuce, coriander, holy basil leaves, mint leaves etc. Evidence shows eating these healthy foods is also very important fro anyone serious about losing weight the healthy way!
One aspect of eating healthy is getting enough of your green vegetables as they are one of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals with heaps of iron, more calcium per oz than dairy, vitamin C and folic acid - a B vitamin which is especially important if your are pregnant as it is essential for cell growth and reproduction.
Of course, to achieve the best health and have the most fun with your food ever, we recommend that you look to the top 10+ superfood-recipes and try to incorporate the top 10+ super herbs, raw and living food cuisine.
Try using the herbs in superfood recipes today like how I use all the above ingredients in my Thai food and that is why I have opted for my own herb garden.
So, what Thai food falls into the category of healthy food?
Without a doubt, it is the Thai Yums or Thai Salads.
Yums are made with the freshest ingredients and along with it - the
health benefits associated with it. Thai Salads are often accompanied by
the greens that are definitely good for you in every sense of the word.
This is especially so when the Thais love to take their greens natural
that is fresh and not cooked and it has also been known that some Asian vegetables are rich in folate.
So - go on - ravish your taste buds and treat yourself to the very tasty and healthy Thai food like the 'Yums'
Do not miss out on:
1. Miang kham
2. Som Tam - Green Papaya Salad
3. Larb Gai
4. Nam Sod
5. Nur Nam Tok
6. Nur Yang
7. Yum Goong
8. Yum Mamuang - Thai Green Mango Salad
9. Yum Pla Muk - Spicy Squid Salad
10 Yum Woon Sen
Just remember that healthy snacks are very important to your diet plan to lose weight as they will help to sustain your energy and avoid extreme hunger pangs at meal times.
Good health, general well being, sound mind and longevity come naturally by inculcating healthy eating practices
Thai Food Lovers