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#11 Weekly Newsletter 24th August


The Healthy Food.


Apart from just enjoying a plate/ bowl full of delicious Thai Green Curry, or any other incredible Thai dishes, did you know Thai foods can have numerous positive health benefits? In fact, a study conducted by numerous health organizations supports the claim that Thai foods are indeed one of the healthiest foods around the world.


How? The primary contributing factor to the health benefits of Thai foods lies in their unique blend of herbs and spices.


Galangal

This is one of the traditional and key components of authentic Thai foods. It belongs to the family of ginger. Galangal plays a crucial role in aiding digestive-related issues. Galangal has been popularly referred to as the “spice of life” throughout history for their various health benefits such as relieving abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, improving blood circulation, arthritis, etc.


Chilli Pepper

You will see the use of traditional chilli peppers in many of our Thai Larder dishes, even some of the milder ones - as not all chillies are as spicy as each other! They play a crucial role in clearing up the congestion and aid the respiratory system. Chillies also acts as an excellent inflammatory agent.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is another herb that is synonymous with authentic Thai foods. It has been known for its various health benefits since ancient times. It has been used for medicinal purposes to treat conditions such as Fever, Arthritis, Cold and flu, Fungal infections, etc. All these factors contribute to making lemongrass an effective and highly health-beneficial component.


Coconut cream

Because of its high fat content, coconut cream has been misunderstood by some. However, recent studies suggest that coconut cream consumed in reasonable quantities contributes positively to our health, particularly as an appetite suppressant. If you want to know why, read the next article below!


Garlic

Garlic is probably one of the most beneficial spices in existence. It is rich in manganese and several sources of vitamins, and this helps in reducing blood pressure aka hypertension. Garlic also helps in lowering the cholesterol level and reduces the risk of heart diseases as well.


On top of all those health benefits, authentic Thai food cooked the traditional way is simply delicious.


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Coconut Cream


Coconut cream is extracted from the white substance from the flesh of mature brown coconuts. It has been used for years as an ingredient in desserts, soups, and sauces. It is a popular component of Thai cuisine and it is a base ingredient in all of Thai Larder's curries. The process of extraction involves grating the fleshy part of the fruit and soaking it in hot water. We all know it tastes delicious, but did you know that consumed in moderate amounts it is not "a guilty pleasure" but rather a healthy natural food! I hear you ask why?


1. It aids in weight loss

Coconut cream is rich in short and medium chain triglycerides that are considered to be healthy fats. They prolong the feeling of fullness causing you to eat less and avoid giving in to cravings. In addition, they are more likely to be converted to energy as opposed to longer chain fatty acids. That means they are less likely to be stored in the body contributing towards obesity.


2. It contains antioxidants

Coconut cream is rich in vitamins C and E that are well known for their anti-oxidant properties. Free oxygen radicals are formed by our body tissues during the process of metabolism. They are harmful to cellular components and contribute towards aging and tumor growth. Antioxidants contained in coconut cream help to neutralize these harmful substances.