Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world and is liked for its distinct and strong flavours.
It is both healthy and tasty.
There are 5 reasons to opt for Thai food !
1. Incredibly tasty
Thai cooking is all about balancing the four key flavours of salty (fish sauce), sour (limes), sweet (sugar) and spicy (chillies). It has BIG flavours.
A lot of Thai food is so flavourful that you don't need to eat as much to feel satisfied and also, and importantly, it's not dependent on fats for the flavour.
2. Mostly gluten free
So it is naturally good for gluten-free diets and those looking to cut down on eating wheat.
Rice is the staple of Thai cooking. Even the words for eating, for having a meal, 'gin kao' means literally 'eat rice'. Rice is more easily digestible than wheat carbohydrates such as bread and pasta, and suitable for those on a gluten-free diet.
3. Super-quick to cook
Yes, you need to prepare the ingredients, but it's still pretty fast.
4. Amazing health properties
So many ingredients in Thai cooking have amazing health properties - get them without even thinking when you're regularly eating chillies, garlic, galangal, lemongrass and more. boosts your metabolism - those spicy, salty flavours - your body loves them and it moves a bit quicker for them.
5. Chillies make you happy !
Your body reacts to the spiciness by releasing natural endorphins that just feel good.
Also it's long been known that chillies can help suppress appetite and burn calories.
As Thai people say "eat spicy, get small"!