The 10 Wonder Foods

These are ten foods that every diet should include if you want to live a long and healthy life.

 

Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and should be used in place of butter or sunflower oil during food preparation. Research has shown that regular olive oil intake can decrease the chance of heart attacks, diabetes and even some cancers. I do believe however, that even this wonder food should be used in moderation.

 

Garlic

The wonderful thing about garlic is that it can be added to any meal and make it taste absolutely amazing. This food product contains vitamin C and B6, which all helps in fighting germs in the body. By eating garlic regularly, it is said that it can protect the body against cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

 

Oily Fish

The Sea has not only provided us with beauty and entertainment, but also one of the best sources of omega 3, which has given us so many health benefits. Fish is one of the healthiest foods to eat and gives us protection against heart disease by promoting good circulation; it also helps with arthritis and even stroke. In particular, salmon is extremely healthy and is said to be one of the best fish to eat. Fish should be eaten at least once a week.

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in vitamins A and C. They can be eaten cold and warm, therefore be sure to use them as often as possible. Studies have shown that tomatoes are great for fighting cancer in general.

 

Spinach

Spinach is also an antioxidant that flushes toxins out of the body. This food can be added to salads and adds great flavours to stir-fries. For women, it is important to know that spinach can reduce the chances of getting breast cancer.

 

Nuts

If you ever feel tempted to eat something unhealthy during your breaks at work, rather snack on a handful of nuts. It is packed with protein which strengthens your bones. Nuts can be grated in salads, soups and even roasted with your other vegetables.

 

Avocados

Avocados are actually a very fatty food, although, it is the good type of fat that you want in your body. They contain potassium to control blood pressure and heart disease. Rather eat half and avocado every day instead of chocolates.
 

 

Apples

Apples have been proven to lower cholesterol levels, According to this source, these are ten foods that every diet should include if you want to live a long and healthy life, it lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Your cholesterol can be lowered by 10% by adding just one apple a day to your diet.

 

Berries

Berries contain some of the highest traces of antioxidants than any other food. They can repair cells and tissues in the body, therefore, preventing varicose veins, peptic ulcers, cancer, cataracts and heart disease. Berries can be stored in your freezer and added to smoothies and yoghurt.

 


Oats

A good hearty bowl of oats first thing in the morning is just about the best thing you can do for yourself. If you have diabetes or cholesterol, this should be the first thing to add to your diet. By consuming one bowl a day of oats can lower your cholesterol levels by 8 – 20%.

Nicole de Freitas loves to keep healthy by taking regular health supplements and excercising!

 



 

The Best of Thai Cuisine

You can never go wrong with Thai food. Unless you can’t stand spicy food, that is. Then again, you can always ask for the non-spicy version if it comes to that. Indulging in Thai food is one of the best things you can do, and if you are uninitiated to this cuisine, it is about time that you discover it!

You can find excellent Thai restaurants all over the world, but I have to say that my best gastronomic experiences were in the country itself. This is to be expected, just as with any other cuisine. If you ever find yourself in Thailand - you should make it a point to do so, actually - make sure you check out these dishes, which I consider to be the best of Thai cuisine.

Green Mango Salad

What better way to start a meal than with a fresh salad that gives a crunch that you can’t beat? Green mangos are not native to many western countries, but once you develop a taste for them, it is hard to forget the flavor. Thai green mango salad is one of the best ways to experience this fruit, which is naturally sour in flavor. Made right, however, you will not be overwhelmed with the sourness. Instead, it will be a delightful blend of sour, sweet, and salty flavors. Green mango salads usually include toppings such as shrimp (my choice!), pork, or chicken.

Tom Yam Goong

Another lovely starter is this soup called Tom Yam Goong. If there is only one soup that you should try, it is this! Tom Yam Goong consists mainly of shrimp and mushroom and has a sour and spicy flavor. The secret lies in the generous use of herbs such as lemongrass, shallots, and lime leaves. Before you even take the first spoonful, you will already fall in love with the aroma! Oh, and if you eat it with a steaming cup of rice, Tom Yam Goong can also serve as a main dish.

Thai Chicken Satay

Satay is a popular dish in Southeast Asia, but one thing you should know: there are so many kinds of satay, but it is hard to compete with Thai chicken satay!

Satay is made using strips of chicken, which are marinated in a special sauce. As usual, what makes Thai chicken satay stand out is the blend of spices used in the marinade. Think lemongrass, turmeric, shallots, and more. To make the dish all the more luscious, don’t forget to get generous helpings of the peanut sauce.

Pad Thai

This dish has given me more joy than any other Thai food. At the same time, it has given me a lot of heartache, if only because I can’t seem to find a version that truly satisfies my taste buds outside of Thailand.

Pad Thai might very well be the signature dish in Thai cuisine. This dish has so many variations, but it basically is made with noodles mixed with tofu, shrimp, bean sprouts, and meat (usually chicken or pork). Often, it also comes wrapped in a coat of light scrambled eggs. What makes it even more special is the topping of finely ground peanuts. My mouth waters at the thought!

This is no doubt a very limited list of what Thai cuisine has to offer. If you are limited in time and choices, however, make sure you get a taste of these dishes. You’ll fall in love with Thai food, for sure.

Sunny Craig is passionate about food of any kind. He will try just about anything, but he will always come back to his tried and tested favorites. His love affair with Thai food started when he went to learn Thai in Bangkok many years ago, and the rest is history as they say.



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