Mooncakes: how we should go about eating them
This post picks up where we left off from the previous article, so if you have not read it, you can do so here: http://www.idoori.com/blog/mooning-over-the-mid-autumn-diet
We all now know that mooncakes are fatty, sugary treats that are detrimental to our health (albeit possibly boosting our mental health). Talking about how it affects our bodies, eating a single mooncake can equate to eating approximately 4 bowls of rice and have a similar sugar content as 1.5 cans of soda. If you wouldn't chow on 4 bowls of rice in a single seating, the option of eating an entire mooncake should really be reconsidered.
"But mooncakes are part of this ancient tradition", that is something you might hear either from someone who loves the tradition or loves the mooncake. Nevertheless, we are still here to advise on this issue. After all, no one likes to be told what they can and cannot do.
For you mooncake lovers out there, the perfect compromise has emerged: healthy/ low sugar mooncakes are the next trending food item. With a wide range of options to choose from, you are sure to find your desired flavour. The lower sugar and fat content will most certainly leave you feeling less lethargic, additionally your body will thank you in the future.
Other than staving off the high calorie options, there are so many other ways we can enhance our health through the foods we eat. The standard would be consuming 4 servings of fruits and vegetables each day but we have something more. The inclusion of superfoods like the Aronia Berry and the Korean Black Raspberry can be used to supplement this healthy eating habit.
These berries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients which are vital for maintaining a healthy body. Antioxidants react with the free radicals in our body to prevent them from damaging healthy cells or even creating cancerous cells. The consumption of these nutrient dense foods also show an increase in metabolic rate and a decrease in lipids in our body (meaning that we burn off more fat). If you're a fan of vinegar, there is a black raspberry vinegar that comes with the additional digestion health benefits.
These precautions are just small pointers that we hope will form positive eating habits within everyone. In this joyous occasion we must not neglect our well-being and should always keep ourselves in check. As the saying goes: "health is not valued till sickness comes.''
The information contained in the post is for general purpose only and should not be considered as medical advice.