Unique Fitness Food That Will Turn You into a Health Buff

Ser Seng

December 6, 2018

Would you consider yourself as a health buff? Or are you working your way towards becoming one? Keeping an eye on your food intake can be really fun, but it may come a point that it becomes boring. Worry not because there are a few unique food and dishes that you may not have heard of just yet, but will definitely spice up your appetite.

1. Seaweed

You may want to try one of Spongebob’s regular meals — seaweed! Dulse seaweed is a sea vegetable that has a salty flavour. It is a great source of potassium, iron, and iodine, which is essential for regulation of the thyroid gland. It can be eaten as dried seaweed, used as a main ingredient, or added to spice up your favourite dish.

2. Almond Milk

If you go to the grocery, your first choice of milk would probably be one that is coming from a cow. If you’re looking for a great alternative, there is always almond milk. Like cow’s milk, it is rich in calcium and can be fortified with vitamin D.

3. Coconut Flour

It’s no wonder why the coconut tree is called the “tree of life”. Every part of this magnificent tree can be used from the roots, leaves, and even the husk! You can produce flour from the coconut as well. With just 2 tablespoons of it, you already take in 5 grams of fiber to your body! Coconut flour is also helpful for people with diabetes by lowering the rate that food increase blood sugar.

4. Grasshoppers

Okay, wait. Have we gone too far? Before you dump this dish, you must know that it is a common snack in Mexico. This dish, often served roasted and spiced, is a rich source of protein, vitamins A and C, calcium, and so much more!

5. Pearl Powder

This Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses pulverized pearls. You read that right — pearls. You might be wondering how pearls can be healthy. Well, pearl powders are packed with amino acids, magnesium, and a lot of calcium. It can also help improve your skin’s complexion.

6. Turtle soup

We understand that the thought of eating a turtle may be bothering. But you must know that this dish has long been in history and supported by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Turtle soup has a lower calorie content than usual soups prepared with beef, poultry, and pork, because it has less fats. Most of all, it is packed with protein which is beneficial for your skin and body in general.

7. Propolis

We all know that bees produce honey. But did you know that they also use a compound that humans may benefit from? Propolis, a substance used for creating their hives, was once used to treat wounds and fight infections. Now, it is a way to fight off colds as it is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids.

8. Tuna Eyes

Eating fatty and jelly-like tuna eyes may sound savage, but it’s actually a great source of fatty omega acids. Just mix it with garlic and soy sauce and you’re good to go!

9. Amaranth

This kind of grain has a great fiber content as compared to wheat. It is similar to quinoa. It can be served plain, added to sauces and soups, or mixed with vegetables. It is high in iron, zinc , calcium, and magnesium. The best part of it is that it is gluten-free!

10. Tripe

Tripe is the lining of a cow’s stomach. It’s very low in calories but high in protein. Moreover, it’s a great source of amino acids.

Spice up your meals with these unique healthy food choices and be the health buff you were born to be! While you’re at it, try out our Turtle Soup and Pepper Tripe Soup for a unique dining experience. Both are filled with nutrients you would definitely enjoy with every serving.

Come by and visit us at 39, Tai Thong Crescent from Tuesdays to Sundays, 11AM – 9PM!

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