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Power Foods

Essential Ingredients .


Thailand is famous for its Thai cuisine, phad Thai, massamun curry and tom kha, too name a few, but the health consciousness of people are on a rise all over the world and especillay here in Koh Samui. Fresh produce is essential for our health but some foods contain huge quantities of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that will boost your energy, ward off illness, and cleanse your body of toxins. Here we have listed some of the natural Thai super foods.


Walnuts
Contain a unique combination of nutrients.
Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which research shows may help reduce cholestrol levels. Healthly cholestrol levels are known to play a part in maintaning healthy hearts. Good source of fibre, protein, folic acid, vitamin B6, magnesium and phosphorus, Natural source of melatonin, a hormone which regulates sleep-wake cycles.
 
Apricots
Packed with vitamin A - good for healthy heart, skin and eyes.
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin A helps maintain normal vision. Good source of iron, needed by the body to produce red blood cells; and fibre to help maintain healthy digestion and bowel.
 
Linseed (Flaxseed)
Powerful beneficial to health
Fibre-rich to help maintain healthy digestion and bowel. Good source of magnesium. High in soluble fibre which research shows may help lower cholesterol. Rich in lignans, used by the body to produce compounds called phytoestrogens which may help regulate certain hormone levels.
 
Almonds
Full of goodness with sweet nutty flavour
Rich in vitamin E and good source of fibre, protein, riboflavin, biotin, magnesium and calcium. Naturally cholesterol free, a handful daily may help lower LDL, or bad cholestrol. Healthy cholesterol levels are known to play a part in maintaining healthy hearts. May also help in wieght loss and maintenance.
 
Figs
Fibre rich for healthy digestive systems
Contain natural sugars to help balance sugar levels in the blood to prevent cravings. Good source of calcium and also magnesium, which helps keep muscles relaxed. Also good source of iron, vital for producing red blood cells.
 
Prunes
Fibre rich and deliciously tasty
Known for keeping you 'regular' , prunes can help maintain healthy bowels. The insoluble fibre provides food for 'freindly' bacteria in the large intestine. These freindly bacteria ferment with the insoluble fibre and produce compounds which are good for overall health.
 
Durian
 
Durian looks more like a dinosaur than dinner, but this prickly monster has the welldeserved title as ‘The King of Fruits’ because it’s a well-balanced meal in itself, containing a healthy dose of fat, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and fi bre. It’s an acquired taste to be sure, but one well worth developing.
Pumpkin seeds
Man's best freind for health maintenance
Packed with zinc which may help support male health. High source of phosphorus and rich source of magnesium, vital for bone health which, together with vitamin B in the seeds, helps turn our food into energy. Rich in iron, needed to form red blood cells.
 
Sunflower Seeds
Full of beneficial antioxidants
Contain antioxidants, vitamin E and selenium which help protect cell membranes from damage by free radicals. Full of magnesium, neccessary for normal nerve and muscle function. Combined with phosphorus, magnesium is also needed for bone health and together with vitamins B, essential for energy release in the body.
 
Cashews
Nutrient rich with satisfying crunchy taste
About 75% of the unsaturated fatty acid in cashews is oleic acid, which may help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood when coupled with a low fat diet. Healthy cholesterol levels are known to play a part in maintaining a healthy heart. Rich in magnesium and phosphorus, both important for normal bone structure.
 


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