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6 Common Thai Food Ingredients With Fantastic Health Benefits April 18, 2017

Nuuanu - Punchbowl, Honolulu
6 Common Thai Food Ingredients With Fantastic Health Benefits, Honolulu, Hawaii

No matter how many plates of Thai food you’ve eaten over the years, you might not know you’re doing your body a favor with every bite. Bangkok Chef has been providing scrumptious Asian cuisine to Honolulu diners for more than 15 years and their menu packed ingredients that fight inflammation, boost your immune system, and regulate digestion.

Here are just a few of the most beneficial ingredients found in Thai food:

  • Ginger: This staple of Thai cooking adds a unique, spicy flavor to any dish, and it can also help your mental state. Ginger is known to aid in battling anxiety and depression, providing a calming effect. When mixed with lemon, honey, and hot water, it can also help fight colds and act as a natural antispasmodic.
  • Pandan Leaves: Commonly found in sweet sticky rice, pandan leaves are rich in healthy tannins, alkaloids, and antioxidants. All three nutrients help the immune system fight illnesses, and can also help regulate your digestive functions.
  • Thai food Honolulu HILemongrass: Easily identified by its citrusy scent and flavor, lemongrass helps to balance stronger flavors commonly found in Thai food. This herb is good for anyone experiencing an inactive bladder as it promotes regular digestion. It’s also a rich source of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation.
  • Garlic: The antioxidants in this pungent ingredient have been shown to strengthen your respiratory and circulatory systems. Garlic can also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Mango & Guava:  Commonly used in desserts, mangoes and guavas both offer many health benefits. Mangoes help prevent anemia and are good sources of vitamin A, C, B6, and potassium. Guavas have four times more vitamin C than oranges and are also high in vitamin A, folic acid, and fiber.

The next time you enjoy your favorite Thai foods, remember they’re more than delicious—they’re also good for you. Bangkok Chef serves up mouthwatering dishes using fresh ingredients, making it the perfect Honolulu restaurant for a meal that will satisfy your palate and strengthen your body. For more information, call (808) 585-8839 or visit their website today.

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