Healthy Vegetarian Eating
By Master Philip Lai
To keep our body healthy, it is important that we think positive, exercise properly and eat nutritious food. Chinese cooking techniques have existed for over 3000 years and have proven to be very successful in accomplishing this goal.
Vegetarian food is low in fat, protein, sugar, and salt, and high in fiber. It is effective in:
- Decreasing heart problems and high blood pressure. Meat contains large quantities of saturated fatty acid, eating meat in the long term will raise one’s cholesterol, and increase the risk of circulatory illness. Vegetarian cooking uses fresh vegetables and fruits that, by contrast, clean and purify the blood vessels.
- Preventing osteoporosis. Green vegetables, fruits and dairy products are abundant in vitamin C and calcium. The more you eat, the healthier you become!
- Decreasing the risk of getting cancer. Plant food, such as tofu, vegetables, and fruit, contain vitamins, minerals and other substances that stop cancer. Compared to meat eaters, vegetarians have lower rates of cancer.
- Cleansing the kidneys and spleen.
- Helping maintain a youthful appearance and beautiful skin. The more fresh vegetables and food you consume, the moister your skin will be.
- Preventing weight gain. Plant proteins are low in fat and vegetables contain lots of fiber. Weight gain is less likely.
- Helping one live longer.
“Eating vegetables” is so good for your body. What do you need to pay attention to when selecting ingredients and cooking? What things do you need to be aware of when you are preparing delicious vegetarian food? Be sure to understand the following points. As long as you eat the right way, it is not difficult to maintain your health and youth!
- Select natural ingredients. Fresh vegetables and fruits are excellent ingredients for cooking, so make good use of them.
- Select a wide variety of ingredients. Do not be picky about food.
- When selecting ingredients, be sure to supplement enough protein, calcium, iron and vitamin.
- Select fresh ingredients to avoid loss of flavor.
- Do not add too much oil to your dish and use as little chemical seasoning as possible.
- Do not add too much sugar or salt to your dish.