The Traditional Asian Diet Recipes

What You'll Eat

Lots of rice and noodles. There isn’t one Asian diet, but Oldways, a nonprofit food think tank in Boston, developed a consumer-friendly Asian diet pyramid. It calls for rice, noodles, breads, millet, corn and other whole grains every day, along with fruits, legumes, seeds, nuts and veggies. You can also have a daily dose of fish or dairy, if you choose. Once a week, you can dig into eggs and poultry, and red meat is OK once a month. Sake, wine and beer are allowed in moderation, and you should have six glasses of water or tea each day. And don’t forget to top those Asian meals with herbs and spices like amchoor, chiles, curry leaves, fennel, garlic, ginger, mint and turmeric.

Last updated by Angela Haupt | December 13, 2013

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