Because Asians Love Rice
When we talk about Asian dish, it is but a common knowledge how they love their staple food – rice. Although rice is high on carbohydrates, these carbs are actually resistant starch that your body doesn’t readily digest. Unlike Americans where their main meal is composed of meat such as beef, fried chicken, or bacon while having mashed potato, corn, vegetables and yes sometimes rice, the Asians differ. They have rice as the main star of the meal while their side dish are typically on smaller portion.
Because They Eat On Smaller Portions
In connection to the first one, Asians eat on smaller portions as compared to Westerns. One of the factors is their use of chopstick. While finishing the small or bite size portions of different dishes which is even composed of raw or fresh vegetables. For snacks, they are okay with cold beancurd or tofu bites which (aside from being healthy) also comes in smaller portions. As compared to chopsticks, the use of large fork and spoon contributes to the larger intake of food into our body. Logically, smaller servings means smaller consumption right?
Because Asian Snacks Are Naturally Healthy
Besides the fact that Asians like it fresh and natural, their choice of food are also innately healthy. They also like it raw which shy away from the greasy, high calorie fried dishes. Some of the Asian raw favorites are tuna sashimi and maki. Even their choice of dessert can be healthy too like cold bean curd singapore which is cholesterol free. Compared to western junk food, Asians even have the seaweed chips or crisps that are equally tasteful and addictive to munch as well, minus the ‘junk’ component.
Because of Their Choice of Drinks
While Americans love to have a cold glass of water or soft drinks to go with their meals, Asians prefer to drink healthy. Sodas are proven to increase the risk for diabetes, heart attack, and yes obesity. Drinking cold or iced water during meal can affect digestion. It slows down the proper digestive action as it “freezes” what should be digested right away to retrieve nutrients and energy. It is the even the Chinese that were first to understand this and chose to drink warm or hot beverages during meal. Asians love tea and have been enjoying its health benefits for hundred of years. Drinking tea is good for digestion, detoxifying, prevents cancer and even keeps us calm.