What are the benefits of gluten free Chinese food?

Australians have had a long love affair with Chinese food. No wonder there are so many Chinese restaurants and takeaways around the country.

While ordering from the menu is a pleasure for most of us, people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance may struggle to find something they can comfortably eat. Cooking Chinese dishes at home gives more control over the ingredients.

How gluten-free food may boost your health.

There are some good reasons to consider choosing going gluten-free. A gluten-free diet may:

  • Lower your cholesterol levels
  • Improve your digestive health
  • Lower your risk of diet related diseases such as heart disease or diabetes
  • Increase the amount of nutrients you are eating
  • Help you lose weight.

Of course, with any long term dietary change, it’s worth consulting your doctor first. However, choosing gluten-free options for your next Chinese meal can be good for you.

Avoiding gluten in Chinese food.

The foods to avoid include anything with soy or oyster sauce, deep fried foods, dumplings and buns. Good gluten-free choices include dishes with steamed rice, vegetables, foods cooked on sizzle platters, rice noodles and soups that have not been thickened.

The dietary benefits of gluten-free Chinese food.                          

Whether you suffer from gluten sensitivity or not, choosing gluten-free Chinese food offers four immediately obvious dietary benefits.

  1. You will increase the amount of vegetables and fruits in your diet.
  2. You will reduce your consumption of processed foods.
  3. You will lower your fat intake
  4. You will lower your sugar intake

Choosing gluten -free options encourages you to broaden your dietary choices and experience foods you might not normally try. Gluten-free dishes are often filled with delicious vegetables. They are prepared quickly and simply, without the added fats and sugars that are so much a part of the regular western diet, and hidden away in Chinese food.

Honey Chicken (002)Create your own delicious gluten-free Chinese meals.

Essential Food Services is a proud distributor of New Chinese Garden’s range of meal kits, making it easy for you to create tasty and healthy gluten-free meals at home. The kits are

  • Wheat Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free

They contain:

  • No Egg
  • No MSG
  • No Artificial Colours, Flavours or Preservatives

The New Chinese Garden kits are exciting because they offer gluten-free versions of dishes which are normally not suitable for people with gluten sensitivity. Now everyone can enjoy Chinese fried rice and lemon chicken because they are made with gluten-free flour, sauces and specialised ingredients. The kits contain everything you need to create a delicious meal.

To find out more about New Chinese Garden Meal Kits, our specialised food services or how to source the best health foods, contact us at Essential Food Services.

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