Why You Should Include Some Asian-Themed Meals in Your Weekly Diet

Australia has a plethora of options when it comes to your dining choices, with thousands of different restaurants serving up cuisine from all over the world. One of the most popular varieties of restaurants across the country is those that serve Asian food. With a large community cooking up authentic Asian food in every major city and town, you are always spoilt for choice when it comes to Asian food. However, apart from being extremely delicious, Asian food also has quite a few inherent benefits over other takeaway options. If you are trying to eat a bit healthier then here are three reasons why you should include Asian food into your regular weekly diet

1. Great Balance of Vegetables 

Unlike many other types of fast food, Asian food often has quite a good portion of vegetables in the meal. Not only that, but Asian food often utilises fruit and vegetables that you wouldn't normally come across, such as radishes, bok choy, taro root and lemongrass, just to name a few. These all can help provide a balanced diet for someone open to trying new things. Vegetables are a key component in a healthy lifestyle, and Asian food utilises them in ways most other culinary disciplines do not.

2. Different But Still Delicious Cooking Techniques 

In most fast food places you will find an abundance of deep-fried meats dipped in high-cholesterol oils that clog up your artery just by looking at them. Asian food still has a lot of meat (and different meats besides chicken, pork and beef) but also generally cooks it in ways that are not extremely unhealthy. While there are, of course, exceptions to this rule, on a whole, Asian preparation of meat and the rest of the dish are much healthier for you in the long term.

3. Still Filling with Fewer Calorie-Heavy Options

Often the trouble with eating out is that you cannot find anything that is both filling and diet-conscious, so even if you did want to be good it is impossible to do so without sticking to a salad. Asian food features a lot of different soup, rice and noodle dishes that all are very filling while barely taking up any of your daily caloric intake. If you want something hearty and bursting with flavour while also keeping an eye on your waistline, then you should consider trying some food from local Asian restaurants.