Thai food is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy and has immune boosting properties.
Healthy Thai food is packed full of fresh vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals such as B12, Vitamin A betacarotene, Vitamin C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, fiber, and folic acid. All these ingredients can help lower blood sugar levels, reduce obesity, maintain a healthy weight, lower cholesterol and aid weight loss.
Thai recipes are also easily made vegan because the flavours rely on the aromatic components of delicately balanced herbs and spices. Traditional Thai cooking also uses no dairy products or heavy fats. Even the richer curries are made using coconut milk which is known to be full of healthy fats, antioxidants, anti inflammatory and immune boosting properties.
Healthy Wok Cooking
Thai food is also cooked quickly on a high heat which retains not only the freshness of the ingredients but also most of the nutritional properties. Stir fry dishes are made using only a tiny amount of healthy oil at the beginning and then a natural broth is added to ensure the dish does not dry out.
It’s all about combining different flavors, textures, temperatures, and cooking methods in the same dish to give a taste bud explosion.
Fresh and healthy ingredients
Thai food predominantly features these ingredients: