There is more reason than one to experiment with a variety of ethnic cuisines. Not only does it broaden your culinary experience, but, in that process, it could also do a lot of good to your body. Here are some ethnic cuisines that have proven, by the ingredients they use and cooking methods they follow, to be healthy and good for your body. The next time you are hankering after a new experience food-wise you might want to give these ones a try and do your body a huge favor.
The soup-based dishes in Thai food are held in high regard by those that look for a happy combination of taste and health. These soups are prepared using ingredients and spices that make them your body’s best friend. For instance, Tom Yum Goong is made from shrimp, lemongrass, ginger, coriander and turmeric. All these ingredients are known for their properties in boosting immunity and fighting problems related to the digestive system.
Vietnamese cuisine makes extensive use of herbs like mint, red chili, and cilantro and we all know how great they are for our body. The most popular Vietnamese dish, pho (pronounced fuh), is a noodle based broth that is rich in anti-oxidants. It’s usually served with peppers, green onions, or chicken as side dishes. The meal in itself is refreshingly light and nutritious leaving you with none of the heaviness that you’d associate with high-calorie, cheesy food that have common to our lifestyle.
California Fresh Style of Cooking
The California Fresh Style of cooking makes use of fresh seasonal produce and requires bare minimal preparation. This cuisine tends to steer clear of packed and frozen foods that are high in preservatives and prefers, instead, to source veggies, fruits and nuts from the local farmers market.
Surprised? Although the conventional image of Italian food has been built up to be fattening, what with cheese-oozing pizzas and pastas in thick sauces, traditional Italian cuisine is quite different. TO begin with, Italian food is cooked primarily in olive oil, known to be one of the healthiest oils in the world. In addition, they make use of ingredients like parsley, garlic, mushrooms, and fresh roma tomatoes which have proven health benefits on the human body.
Yet another surprise entry on this list. Mexican cuisine isn’t only about spicy enchiladas or crispy tacos. A lot of Mexican food is made from corn and beans – foods that are generally known as soldiers for your heart. In addition they fight breast cancer and even prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
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