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Avoid calories in Chinese takeaway

September 12, 2009 Leave a comment

You can definitely order Chinese takeaway and avoid consuming huge amounts of calories. Not just that
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Chinese food is probably one of the most healthy cuisines around, but you can also follow few tips to make your meal even healthier.

  • Order more vegetable dishes or dishes that have a high proportion of vegetables, such as Beef with Broccoli.
  • Order steamed rice. Filling up on steamed rice will mean you eat less of the other dishes.  Another reason to eat rice is that it is a complex carbohydrate. Besides being low in calories, complex carbohydrates boost the metabolism.
  • Stick to Cantonese cuisine if possible.  Cantonese dishes tend to be lighter and use fresh ingredients.
  • Let the restaurant know your dietary needs so that they can accommodate you if possible.
  • Cut down on sodium the day you are planning to order Chinese food.  Most Chinese restaurant dishes have a very high sodium count.

If you want to eat helthy, avoid ordering deep-fried dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken, General Tso’s Chicken, Mu Shu Pork, or even Egg Rolls.


Never order rice as the eggs in fried rice mean a high cholesterol count. Also avoid with heavy sauces.

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