Crisp vegetable stir-fries from China, bowls of steaming noodle soup with mint and coriander from Vietnam and fill-you-up sushi rolls from Japan. These are just some of the best Asian foods in Spokane that are tempting our taste buds and winning the tick of approval from nutritionists around the globe.
With its emphasis on vegetables, rice, clear soups, noodles, fresh fruit, fish and lean meat; Asian food is light, yet filling. It is generally low in fat, with most recipes requiring only small amounts of vegetable oils for cooking.
Sweets are healthier too, with none of the rich desserts and pastries of European cuisines. Traditionally, healthy snacks are eaten between meals to help avoid hunger pangs, and to spread food intake over the day.
The abundance of vegetables, fiber-rich fresh herbs, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in the Asian diet, make it work in your favor to protect against many cancers and slow the aging process.
Anyone with diabetes should have a repertoire of Asian recipes in their kitchen. This is because those aspects of the Asian diet make it good for weight control and heart health. Enjoy meals and carbohydrates spaced evenly, fresh fruit for dessert, plenty of flavor without fat, variety and freshness.