Thai foods are usually known as some of the healthiest foods that you can eat, and although these foods can be some of the healthiest, there are some very unhealthy Thai foods and meals that should definitely be avoided due to all the sodium, fat, and carbs content that these meals contain. Below are some of the unhealthiest Thai meals that you may want to be sure to avoid, especially if you are watching your calories.
1. Thai Green Curry with Pork
This easy to make recipe and common meal throughout Thailand is not a healthy Thai food choice when it comes to eating a Thai meal. Of course, when eating pork, it has more fat in it than choosing lean beef or chicken instead when making this meal. Just having one cup of this meal has 480 calories, and 44 grams of fat in it, (according to calorieking.com.) This Thai meal is definitely one that you should avoid or at least substitute leaner meats in it for a less fat and calorie content.
2. Beef Pad Thai
This delicious, yet high calorie meal consists of rice, noodles, and beef strips as the main ingredients for this Thai meal. Although most Thai foods and meals are very good for your health, this is not one of them. According to calorieking.com one serving size of this food has 790 calories, 26 grams of fat, 109 carbs, and 2790 mg of sodium per serving. Most of these high amounts of ‘nutrients’ are at least half or more of the intake for most people in one day, and all this is only in one meal! Beef Pad Thai is a meal that should be avoided if you don’t want to pack on those extra pounds.
3. Steamed Pork Thai Dumpling
This commonly eaten Thai food is made with cornstarch, pork, and usually shrimp and crab meat included. As delicious as these dumplings sound,(I have to admit they do sound good), they are not a healthy Thai meal choice. For one serving of this Thai meal, according to recipeland.com, one serving of this meal has 934 calories in it. This is a third meal of Thai food that you may want to definitely avoid if watching calories.
4. Kai Jiew Moo Saap
This Thai style omelet meal is a dish made with eggs and pork, and whipped and fried to form a delicious tasting omelet. Although this may not see, like an unhealthy caloric meal, according to fatsecret.com this meal has 322 calories and 26 grams of fat for just one egg yolk, not to bad, but not to god either considering the average person would eat at least twice this much.
5. Tom Yum Goong
This hot and sour tasting Thai meal is made with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, and crushed chili peppers ad the main ingredients for this dish. Although this dish may seem low in calories, according to fatsecret.com Tom Yum Goong has 320 calories and 62 carbs in it for just one serving.
Most Thai foods and meals are healthy and should not be avoided at all, These are just a few of the unhealthy meals that should be avoided. For more information about unhealthy Thai foods, feel free to visit the links below.