Is Thai Food Healthy or Not?

Galangal is often used in sauces, curry pastes, and dishes like tom yum soup. this root contains compounds that may kill cancer cells.

Galangal (Thai ginger)

This herb tastes like other basil varieties but with a licorice-like undertone. It also help in stress management, protect against high blood sugar in those with diabetes

Thai holy basil

Turmeric gives curries their color and may provide health benefits related to its main active compound curcumin.


Lemongrass adds a fresh, citrus flavor to Thai soups and may boost your health at the same time.


Coconut milk can be found in Thai curries and soups. While the health effects of coconut are widely debated due to its high level of saturated fat, coconut milk may have benefits.

Coconut milk

Mung bean sprouts are used in soups, stir-fries, and pad Thais. They’re rich in several vitamins and minerals, providing over 30% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin K

Bean sprouts

Fresh and dried chilies are added to many Thai dishes for heat and flavor. consuming spicy foods with capsaicin promotes fat-burning and decreases appetite.

Chili peppers (Thai chilies)

Green papaya salad is a popular Thai dish. Papaya is rich in antioxidants, such as lycopene, that can fight reactive cell-damaging molecules


Tofu, which often appears in pad Thai and other dishes, contains compounds called isoflavones, which act similarly to the hormone estrogen in the body.


Many Thai dishes feature shrimp, prawns, white fish, and other shellfish. Seafood is an excellent source of lean protein and provides vitamins, minerals


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