Is Shellys Thai Food Good For You?

Thai cuisine is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Several Thai dishes, such as Tom Yum Soup, are currently under scientific study for their incredible health benefits. It's already known that many Thai fresh herbs and spices have immune-boosting and disease-fighting power.

CURCUMIN

The active ingredient in turmeric, is known as an anti-inflammatory agent, helping to relieve allergy symptoms as well as arthritis (or any condition caused by excess inflammation). It is also a powerful anti-oxidant, that can protect the body from damage by toxins and free radicals. Curcumin also protects platelets in the blood, improving circulation and protecting the heart.

GALANGAL

Though foreign to most of us in the West, this relative of ginger has many of the same health benefits, most notably its ability to aid with digestion. Referred to as “the spice of life” by St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), galangal was, in fact, one of her favourite remedies.

LEMONGRASS

this fragrant lemony herb is used extensively in Thai, cooking. It has also been used since ancient times in Chinese medicine for the following conditions: Flu and colds, which may be why Tom Yum Soup is so good at relieving cold & flu symptoms, fevers, headaches, abdominal pain and other stomach conditions, arthritis, and fungal conditions.

CORIANDER

In Thai cooking, coriander is used in two ways: in its seed form, and as a fresh herb. While fresh coriander has nutritional value, coriander seed has been used since ancient times by healers in Greece, Rome, the UK, China, and India for: gastrointestinal trouble (including gas and bloating), digestive problems, bacterial and fungal infections, and loss of appetite.

COCONUT MILK

In recent years, coconut milk has somehow been given a bad reputation when, in fact, it is extremely healthy. Yes, coconut milk and oil contain fat - but this is good, not bad fat. Coconut milk: lowers bad cholesterol (LDL), while promoting good cholesterol, boosts immunity, modulates metabolic functions, provides valuable fatty acids which most people in the West are lacking, and fights aging.