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Reasons Why Thai Food Is Good for You – Delicious meals for your health

When it comes to the idea of food as medicine, Thai food stands as a cuisine that is certainly going to provide some major health benefits to anyone that may choose to enjoy it. With a range of dishes that can be enjoyed, there is something for everyone!


Some Thai food fundamentals

For those who are uninitiated, Thai food can be broken down into several categories. The main types of dishes that one may enjoy are noodles, rice, soups, curries and BBQ. Each act as a unique conduit for capturing the flavour and the preparation styles allow for the development of a varied dining table that is filled with a range of textures, colours and flavours.
In this cuisine, there is a lot of value placed on the use of fresh ingredients and spices so that each bite you take is packed with the maximum goodness that can be drawn out from each element of the dish.


The portion sizes are small

One of the best ways to ensure that you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to eat only as much as you need and nothing more. This ensures that you are meeting your daily nutritional requirements while also keeping you feeling full and energetic. However, in today's day and age where fast food is king it is easy to get carried away with portion sizes and overindulge regularly.
If you are from a western nation such as the USA, this may seem even more natural to you, to indulge in large portion sizes in the name of value for money, but the reality is that the dishes you consume may be monotone in flavour and low in nutritional value.
In Thailand, when you are visiting any part of the nation, you will find a range of food stalls that is busy churning out food as fast as possible. However, the key difference is that for a mere 45 baht's you can enjoy a meal that is not only filling but also nutritious.


Veggies everywhere

The great thing about Thai food is that each meal is going to have some form of vegetable integrated into it in one way or another. You could order a noodle dish and find it filled with green onion or carrot, or you can get a soup such as the Tom Yum and be greeted with tomatoes, mushrooms and lemongrass. This means that if you are someone who shies away from vegetables, you are going to have to enjoy these nutritious meals or waste a lot of time trying to pick them out.


Always fresh, never frozen

Freshness is vital in Thailand, and even the street food stalls do not break this rule. For many people, this is a huge benefit as they never have to worry about low-quality ingredients being used in their meals.


It's simple and wholesome

Whether it is a rice dish or a soup, the best part of Thai cuisines is that it is simple and wholesome and whether you are staying at a 5 star hotel in Bangkok such as the Pathumwan Princess or choose to dine out from a street food stall, this will not change.