Sunday, March 27, 2016

Eating Nasi Lemak for breakfast could be good for you!

Source Website: http://www.herworldplus.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/eating-nasi-lemak-breakfast-could-be-good-you
By Joan Chew, The Straits Times, herworldplus, 26 March 2016


Yes, you read right! Apparently, our guilty pleasure might be one of the healthiest dishes we could have for breakfast.
PHOTO: Yes, you read right! Apparently, our guilty pleasure might be one of the healthiest dishes we could have for breakfast.
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If you're asked to describe nasi lemak, the last thing you may say is "healthy".

In a surprising twist, the popular Singapore dish has been recognised as one of 10 most healthy international breakfasts by Time Magazine.

The article on Tuesday described nasi lemak as "supremely delicious".

"Yes, there's a bit more fat than is good for you (eat less rice to reduce), but it's balanced with lots of manganese, protein, and carbs (carbohydrate).


Favourite nasi lemak
PHOTO: Favourite nasi lemak
Nasi Lemak Bumbung is famous for its crunchy fried chicken.
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http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/11/01/name-your-favourite-nasi-lemak-place-nomination-period-for-best-eateries-begins-today/
http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/nasi-lemak-in-times-top-10-worlds.html



"The chili in the sambal also boosts the metabolism (depending which nutritionist you talk to)," according to the article.

Dietitians the world over will likely frown upon the richness of the coconut milk, where more that half the fat comes from saturated fat, which is harmful for the heart.

Also on the list was the Turkish breakfast spread featuring olives, tomato, white cheese, eggs and sausages as well as the Israeli shakshouka in which eggs are poached in a tomato and vegetable sauce, reported The Star Online.


Scrumptious Turkish mezze feast in Istanbul
PHOTO: Scrumptious Turkish mezze feast in Istanbul
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Israeli Poached Eggs (Shakshuka)
PHOTO: Israeli Poached Eggs (Shakshuka)
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The Japanese breakfast of various side dishes alongside rice and the Vietnamese pho bone broth, which comes with a variety of vegetables and herbs were also listed.



A Traditional Japanese Breakfast
PHOTO: Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef & Rice Noodle Soup)
Vietnamese pho bo broth, exotic fragrance, warmth, noodles & flavorful broth.
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Egypt's
entry was ful medames with broad beans spiced and stewed overnight, while gallo pinto, black beans with rice, from Costa Rica was also selected.



Ful medames served with sliced hard-boiled eggs
PHOTO: Ful medames served with sliced hard-boiled eggs
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Europe's contribution to the list consisted of porridge, with Iceland's hafragrautur oatmeal porridge and the Russian kasha, a porridge consisting of various grains and cooked in milk, making the list.



Iceland's hafragrautur oatmeal porridge
PHOTO: Russian kasha
Buckwheat kasha Porridge
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Upma from India was featured as well, described as a thick concoction made from dry roasted semolina.


South India's upma
PHOTO: South India's upma, "thick concoction made from dry roasted semolina infused with green chillies, cilantro and turmeric".
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By Joan Chew, The Straits Times, 26 March 2016
A version of this story was originally published in The Straits Times on March 23, 2016. For more stories like this, head to www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle.



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