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Thai food is one of the best foods around the world. Its unique taste with fresh ingredients make Thai cuisine more tasty and of course spicy if you like.
It has a special taste and aroma that attracts food lovers and can be full of minerals and vitamins.
Thai cuisine is focused on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic ingredients and of course a bit of spice. The main taste senses in Thai food are; sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.
Some of the main ingredients are turmeric, galangal, coriander and lemongrass, chilies, coconut milk, and kaffir lime leaves.
Many spices used in Thai cooking possess healing properties for the human body and are delicious as well as healthy. One of the reasons why Thai food is becoming so popular around the world.
Here are the benefits of just a few of the main ingredients used in Thai food.
Turmeric is related to Ginger and native to Asia. Turmeric is used in dried, powder form in Thailand. The Curcumin in Turmeric is a known anti-inflammatory agent. This active ingredient of turmeric not only protects platelets in the blood, which lead to a healthy heart but also improve the blood circulation and fights against bacterial infections. Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant that can protect the skin from pimples and acne breakouts, and can speed up the healing of damaged skin.
Kaffir Lime Leaves
Kaffir Lime Leaves have antioxidant properties that help purify the blood and improve the digestive system. Kaffir also dental and oral health. It is one of the basic and main flavours used in Thai food. This plant is also known for cleansing the mind and body and deters evil spirits. You can find many kaffir lime trees around and you can just pick the leaves to use fresh or dry them.
Garlic is a very common ingredient in Thailand. Garlic can be consumed raw or cooked in food and has many numerous health benefits. It decreases blood pressure and cholesterol and regulates blood sugar levels because of its powerful nutrients and antioxidants
Thai people love spicy food with chilies! Both fresh and dried are used. Chilies can clear the sinuses and get rid of congestion. They also boost the immune system, keep the heart healthy and can fight inflammation among other splendid things.
Coconut milk is a healthy ingredient of Thai food. It contains fat that is beneficial for our health. It helps in lowering LDL cholesterol which can be harmful at a high level. It increases the fatty acids that the body needs to function properly. It also improves the immune system of the body.