Healthy Cuisines Around The World

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If you are a foodie, you would always love to visit new restaurants and experiment fresh new dishes. To satisfy your taste bud, you do not bother about the benefits or effects the dish will have on you. But to have a healthy and fit body, you have to go for cuisines that do not add extra weight to your body. Lets check out some of the healthy cuisines for you.

Mediterranean Cuisine: Also known as the Greek Cuisine, the list of dishes in this category are healthy and delicious too. Fresh green vegetable dishes when boiled or steamed are nutritious and filling. It also includes fruits, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as fish, salmon and other seafood. These foods are easily digestible. Often, people think that Greeks suffer from obesity due to fast food. But, the pure Greek cuisine includes legumes, vegetables, seafood and cereals that are healthy. If you are diet conscious, include Mediterranean cuisine dishes in your menu. You not only consume low fat food but also fight cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Be careful while ordering spinach pie (spanakopita) as it is rich in calories and laid with fat.

Healthy Cuisines

Japanese Cuisine: The country of the Rising Sun offers one of the delicious and healthy cuisines in the world. Green vegetables such as broccoli and zucchini, are highly used in their diet. Japanese live a long life when compared to other countries in the world. Seafood especially fish is healthy for your heart. It is not only ingredients but also their cooking methods make the dish delicious and nutritious. Japanese dishes are either boiled, steamed or quick fried. Avoid having white rice. Prefer brown rice for a healthy body.

California Fresh: This healthy cuisine is not just restricted to residents of California. In this cuisine, you will get fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are a vegetarian, you can easily gourmand on this cuisine without worrying about weight gain. Locally grow green vegetables, low calorie dishes, nutritious juicy fruits are included in the list. Avoid cheese filled dishes if you are conscious about your figure.

Indian Cuisine: Although this cuisine is called rich because the dishes are prepared in oil. However, the Indian dishes are made lip smacking by adding spices. Spices such as cinnamon, clove, ginger, garlic, red chilli powder, cardamom, turmeric powder etc do not only add a flavour to the dish but are also very healthy. For example, turmeric powder, a commonly used spice in curries and sabjis have anti-inflammatory properties that fight heart diseases and digestive problems. Seeds, green vegetables and lentils are also healthy. Avoid having fried dishes such as pakoras and samosas. They are filled with calories and cholesterol.

These are few healthy cuisines in the world. There are many other cuisines in the list like, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican, Israeli, Korean, French to name a few. These cuisines are also filled with nutritious dishes made with healthy ingredients.

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Story first published: Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:59 [IST]
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