National Nutrition Month: The Healthiest Chinese Food in Albuquerque

Posted by James Moore

Eating healthier is one of the New Year’s resolutions many people commonly make. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to follow a healthy diet, especially with the prominence of all-you-can-eat buffets in the US. However, if there was a perfect time to start eating healthier, now would be it. A report from the Emporia Gazette explains:

Nutrition Month

“March is National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for this year is Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”

To be honest, very few people can find a connection between healthy eating and an all-you-can-eat buffet. However, eating healthy is all about eating the right kind of food rather than cutting the amount of food that you eat. When eating Chinese food in Albuquerque, feel free to indulge in these options:

Fish

Fresh fish is one of the healthiest food options on the planet, and it packs quite a punch in the taste department too. If you really want to get the most out of the health benefits of eating fish, try to eat varieties like salmon that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Steamed Dumplings

Go for steamed dumplings when eating in a Chinese restaurant in Albuquerque. Fried dumplings absorb most of the oil they were fried in, increasing the amount of fat you consume. You can also have a serving of wonton soup to help you feel fuller faster.

Broccoli

When it comes to vegetables, very few are healthier than broccoli. Fortunately, many Chinese dishes have it as in ingredient. If the buffet serves beef with broccoli, be sure to get more broccoli than beef.

Dessert

Many Chinese restaurants offer fresh fruits for dessert. Pineapples are a great option since they are known to reduce cholesterol and inhibit plaque buildup along the teeth. Other fruits you should try eating for dessert include oranges, apples, and papayas

Feel free to eat a fortune cookie as it barely packs any calories, just 30 calories per piece. Just make sure you eat only one.

(Source: Foods and Habits That Stain Your Teeth; WebMD)