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Top 3 Healthiest Asian Foods

This article is a healthy food list that provides you the biggest nutritional understanding on healthiest Asian food. Following are the top 3 foods that has selected by a Health magazine as three of the top 5 healthiest food in the world.

Japanese Soy Soybeans are widely grown in Asia countries and used to make in various form such as dried soybeans, soy sauce, soymilk, vegetable oil, soy sauce, tofu and miso. Typically, Japanese eats soy for their breakfast everyday. Soy is high in isoflavone, a group of phytoestrogens which prevent cancer (hormone related), osteoporosis and lowering breast cancer risk. Besides, soy is good for heart as well.

 

Indian Lentils Lentils considered as the quintessential food to Indian, ranging from red, orange, yellow, green to deep black. It is known as “Dal” and normally served twice a day at every meal along with steamed rice or bread. Lentils contain cholesterol lowering soluble fiber, antioxidant, protein sources (essential yet inexpensive), Folate and vitamins. These nutrients reduce the risk of birth defects, aging process, cholesterol content and heart disease. The soluble fiber in lentils binds to blood cholesterol and eliminate it. For diabetes, lentil’s fiber traps carbohydrate, slow down digestion and thus prevent wide swings in blood sugar.

 

 Korean Kimchi Kimchi is a super-spicy reddish fermented cabbage condiment that is considered as the national food of Koreans. Basically, it is a mix with garlic, vinegar and spices (red paste mixture) that is served at every Korean meal from noodles, rice, soups to pancakes and as topping. Korean kimchi is full with vitamins (vitamin A, C, B1, B2 and B12), minerals and lactobacilli bacteria, which helps digestion. During fermentation, these beneficial/healthy bacteria promote lactic acids that prolong endurance, help digestion system and boost the metabolism. It does also control appetite, stabilize blood sugar and shorten the duration of cold.

 

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