February 25, 2017

Chef Joseph Poon - Master Chef - Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA

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Nutritional and Health Benefits of Asian Foods

Food

Asian Nutritional Value

Alligator Helps relieve asthma
American Ginseng Increases energy. decreases coughing, eliminates toxins from the blood, helps with relaxation and sleep.
Bitter Melon Battles diabetes, helps capillary dilation in the eyes, prevents malaria. High in vitamins B and C (which can aid reproduction in men). The root is an essential ingredient of herbal tea 
Chili Peppers Aids digestion; soothes sore throat; clears sinuses; combats cancer; boosts immune system
Figs Promotes weight loss, helps stop strokes, lowers cholesterol, combats cancer, control blood pressure
Fish Protects heart, boosts memory, combats cancer, support immune system
Flax Aids digestion, battles diabetes, protects heart, improves mental health, boosts immune system
Garlic Lowers cholesterol, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, kills bacteria, fights fungus
Ginger Expels cold, warms the stomach, stimulates hair growth and decreases coughing
Grapefruit Protects against heart attacks, promotes weight loss, helps stop strokes, combats prostate cancer, lowers cholesterol
Grapes Saves eyesight, conquers kidney stones, combats cancer, enhances blood flow, protects heart
Green Tea Combats cancer, protects heart, helps stop strokes, promotes weight loss, kills bacteria
Honey Heals wounds, aids digestion, guards against ulcers, increases energy, fights allergies
Japanese Eggplant Strengthens blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, provides good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C
Lemon Combats cancer, projects heart, controls blood pressure, smoothes skin, stops scurvy
Lotus Root (cooked) Juice helps reduce fever, aids with Blood Cell formation, stops bleeding.  Do not eat raw!
Mango Combats cancer, boosts memory, regulates thyroid, aids digestion, shields against Alzheimer’s
Mushroom Controls blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, kills bacteria, combats cancer, strengthens bones
Oats Lowers cholesterol, combats cancer, battles diabetes, prevents constipation, smoothes skin
Olive oil Protects heart, promotes weight loss, combats cancer, battles diabetes, smoothes skin
Onion Reduce risk of heart attack, combats cancer, kills bacteria, lowers cholesterol, fights fungus
Orange Supports immune systems, combats cancer, protects heart, straightens respiration
Peach Prevents constipation, combats cancer, helps stop strokes, aids digestion, helps hemorrhoids
Peanut Protects against heart disease, promotes weight loss, combats prostate cancer, lowers cholesterol
Pineapple Strengthens bones, relieves colds, aids digestion, dissolves warts, blocks diarrhea
Potato Helps eyesight, combats cancer, strengthens bones
Prune Slows aging process, prevents constipation, boosts memory, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart disease
Rice Protects heart, battles diabetes, conquers kidney stones, combats cancer, helps stop strokes
Saffron In moderate amounts, cleans up toxins in blood
Strawberry Combats cancer, protects heart, boosts memory, calms stress
Tomato Protects prostrate, combats cancer, lowers cholesterol, protects heart
Walnut Lowers cholesterol, combats cancer, boosts memory, lifts mood, protects against heart disease
Water Promotes weight loss, combats cancer, conquers kidney stones, smoothes skin
Water Chestnuts Helps heal measles, expels Phlegm and aids digestion
Watermelon Protects prostrate, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes, controls blood pressure
Wheat germ Combats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes, improves digestion
Wheat bran Combats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes, improves digestion
Yogurt Guards against ulcers, strengthens bones, lowers cholesterol, supports immune system, aids digestion