The Mid-Autumn Festival will take place here in about 10 days. It is inevitable for people to enjoy moonshine, barbecue, and eat moon cakes, which can easily increase the burden on the gastrointestinal tract. Nutritionists remind people to pay attention to their diet during the Autumn Festival. They may also choose relatively low-fat meat to enjoy delicious food and keep health in mind.
Shen Bifeng, a nutritionist at Yingxin Hospital in Tainan, Taiwan, provides dietary precautions for the Mid-Autumn Festival for the public’s reference. It is recommended to use skinless chicken legs, flower branches, fish and lean meat for barbecue. Avoid high cholesterol foods like fish, chicken hearts etc. The selection of ingredients is based on the principles of being natural, fresh, less processed and less reproduced. For example, sweet and spicy and pig blood cakes are processed foods with high fat content, so they should also be avoided. Also, they should be eaten with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep the intestines healthy.
He explained that applying barbecue sauce is inevitable when grilling meat. You can use homemade light and healthy low-calorie barbecue sauce for barbecue: add Japanese soy sauce, garlic, green onion, minced ginger, sugar and boiled water and mix. Well. If you don’t have time to prepare it yourself, you can make a concoction of lemon juice, willow juice, fruit vinegar, ginger juice, minced garlic and boiled water to dilute it to reduce sodium intake. Can be used.
As for the Mid-Autumn Festival mooncakes, because they contain high sugar and fat content, they should only be tasted lightly and added to 1/4 to 1/3 of a bowl of rice for the main meal. It is recommended to reduce the quantity. Or eat it instead of breakfast in the diet plan; In addition, mooncakes contain a lot of oil, so they are not suitable for main meals. When cooking dishes, use as little oil or oil-free methods as possible to balance fat intake.
Shen Bifeng reminded that when roasting meat, it is best to separate raw food from cooked food and use different tableware to avoid gastrointestinal discomfort. After eating mooncakes, you should quench your thirst with boiled water, tea (sugar-free green tea, oolong tea) and lemon water, which can also remove greasiness and help digestion.
Also, use more seasonal fruits like grapes, peaches and pears for dessert after meals to increase fiber and vitamin intake. You can get enough by eating half a grapefruit a day.