Sticking to Your Summer Diet
This entry was posted on July 26, 2011.
A lot of us go on a diet in the summer to look good while we sunbathe on those beautiful beaches. But we at Asian Food grocer encourage you to maintain this healthy diet year round. Diets don't have to be difficult either. You can still have your favorite snacks too, but you've got to make healthy food a staple in your everyday meals.
We've outlined a couple foods that will help you keep your health, your sanity, and enough money in your wallet for a summer vacation.
You've probably heard us blab on and on about how wonderful these noodles are, but we really can't say enough good stuff about them. They're extremely adaptable. You can use them in place of almost any pasta, and you can use them to complement most meat, stir-fry, or soup dishes. They're glutten free, low carb, low in calories, free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium, making them the perfect diet noodle! They'll expand in your stomach to make you feel more full too, so you'll end up eating less.
Miso is famous for being in soup, such as miso soup. (Duh...) But most people don't understand the dietary and health qualities that miso can offer. It's great for aiding digestion, and it helps to lower the LDL cholesterol. It's been known to help prevent certain types of cancers, and strengthen the immune system, and best of all, it's almost fat free. Miso isn't very expensive, and a lottle goes a long way. Plus it's got a very long shelf life, so it's unlikely you'll be wasting any due to spoilage.
I bet you didn't see that one coming. Seaweed is a surprising contender in the battle for good health. It's loaded full of vitamins, including the ever important complex B vitamins, which are great for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and promoting overall brain and circulatory system health. This is yet another food that is very adaptable. It's famous for being in sushi rolls, but it's commonly eaten by itself like potato chips. It is also frequently used as a garnish to decorate foods, or even as a spice that is sprinkled on plain rice meals. It's low in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories.
Tofu is another health food that is highly adaptable. It can be used to complement almost any meal. You can fry it, boil it, use it in a salad, put it in soup, serve it with your pasta, or whatever you can imagine. Tofu is protein rich, making it a great meat substitute, and it's low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Tofu is pretty inexpensive too, so making a meal out of it won't cost much at all.
The point we're getting to with this blog is that good health doesn't have to be hard to maintain. And you don't have to starve yourself to stay on a diet. There are all kinds of great tasting alternatives to the typical greasy, fast food meal. So skip the burger and check out our free recipes section!