Yes, the food might taste good at the time, but it’s doing no favours to our health in the long run. Thai food is a good alternative, serving our bodies well, while also appealing to our taste buds and being kind to our wallets!
A staple of Thai food is Jasmine rice, which is rich in nutrients and minerals. One cup of Jasmine rice contains over 5 grammes of protein and various B vitamins – including niacin, vitamin B-6 and thiamine, which play a role in cell production and help your metabolism run smoothly. Jasmine rice, with it’s rich fibre content, is good for lowering blood sugar levels and can also boost internal functionality due to the amount of magnesium and phosphorus it contains.
Coconut milk is another common ingredient found in Thai curries and soups. Coconut products are becoming popular in households around the world, thanks to various health benefits. Coconut milk contains vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6, as well as iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. It’s also bursting with Lauric acid, which converts into monolaurin – an antibacterial compound that may prevent disease. Coconut milk is also lactose-free, making it a popular alternative to cow’s milk.
Famed for its many health benefits, ginger has been used for centuries by many civilisations and features prominently in Asian cuisines. Ginger is a well-known cure for nausea, motion sickness and pain. As a plant-based food, it lowers the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Chilli also plays a starring role in Thai cuisine. This spice contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps keep our blood vessels, skin and organs healthy. Did you know that antioxidant-rich chillies contain an impressive amount of minerals, including potassium, which help control blood pressure?
Garlic has been used for hundreds of years by cultures around the world to lower the risk of infection. Modern research has also shed light on its potential to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, as well as form platelets (a blood component that assists with blood clotting).
Wok on Inn uses chilli, garlic, coconut milk and Jasmine rice in a number of dishes. Next time you think about taking a break from cooking, why not pick up a Thai food menu instead of going for a ‘Fast Food Run’? Your body will thank you for it!
Head down to your nearest Wok on Inn or get delivery, to enjoy a nourishing, delicious and affordable meal. You can also order online!