Going on a vacation has many challenges and eating healthy during one is indeed one of the most difficult things about travelling. But, as trivial as it sounds, eating healthy during your holiday in Thailand is much easier than you think. Here are a few tips on eating healthy during your Bangkok vacation.
Stick to authentic Thai food
Although this may come in as a surprise, the majority of the street food vendors sell healthy food that is prepared under hygienic conditions. The food is healthy because most of the authentic Thai delicacies or comfort food items are made from rice. Even noodle varieties that are prominent in Thai cuisine are rice-based. Rice which is generally gluten-free, is one of the most reliable alternatives to food made from refined and processed variants of starch. Thai food also does not contain dairy products.
Eat plenty of fruit
Being a tropical destination, Bangkok never goes out of season for fruits, sweet and sour fruits are always up for grabs at many of the fruit stalls that are scattered across the city. Fruits such as guava, mangoes, citrus fruits, pineapples and papaya are packed with vitamins and are available during most times of the year. You could also savour unique fruits such as mangosteen, durian, rambutan and many others that you would rarely come across during your travel to other countries. And yes, they are also rich in nutrients!
Choose food items that contain broth
Thais are obsessed with spices and food items such as soups, or dishes that contain broth usually include spices such as peppercorns, ginger, lemongrass and different varieties of chillies. These spices aid you in digestion and consuming them have a lot of health benefits. Also, bear in mind that many of the popular Thai dishes are spicy, but eating spicy food has been proven as a great way to burn fat.
Eating food at premier restaurants
If you are not a fan of spicy food or if your palate craves the taste of food items that you are familiar with, choose a restaurant in Bangkok that is located within premier hotel establishments. For example, the collection of restaurants at hotel establishments such as the Pathumwan Princess Hotel offers their guests, meticulously made international food favourites that are both delicious and healthy. The hotel’s restaurants such as the Kongju Korean Restaurant, CiTi Bistro and Tatsumi Japanese Restaurant even offer specialised meals that includes salads, seafood, meat, greens and nutrient-rich food items for those who are more health-conscious.