If there is one food trend of the twenty first century we will remember in the future, it is that of the elimination diet. Whether it is gluten, or dairy, fat, sugar or all carbs in general, it seems like every new eating plan that pops up and claims to be the new “right” way to eat is eliminating one of the food groups that is found in almost every meal. While we do not claim to know what the perfect diet is composed of, at Aloy Thai Cuisine, they can offer you a delicious meal that can be catered to whatever your current elimination diet is.
Thai food in general is lower in saturated fats than most fast casual or casual restaurants, so they start you off on the right foot in your journey to healthy eating. They also have a much larger variety of menu options than other restaurants that can fit into almost any diet with very few substitutions. For example, if you have vowed to stay away from all food options that contain gluten, then you are going to find many of your meal options are severely limited at most other restaurants. You may be able to substitute out your cheeseburger bun for a lettuce wrap, but there could also be some pesky gluten hiding in your mayonnaise, or in your salad dressing (in fact, it is extremely likely that your salad dressing has gluten in it unless you are ordering oil and vinegar.) But when you eat at a Thai food restaurant, many of the entrees available are already naturally gluten free. Rice noodles are the staple in most Thai dishes and they contain no gluten. They also do not use soy sauce or MSG as a flavor enhancer like most Chinese food restaurants, which are two ingredients that also contain gluten more often than not.
Thai food not only has a wide range of gluten free options, but traditional Thai food does not contain any dairy. Curries, noodle dishes, and wok fries are all made without the addition of dairy. Instead of dairy milk they often use coconut milk, and instead of butter they cook with some kind of nut oil.
Another benefit of choosing to eat Thai food when you eat out is that many of the dishes are high in protein and vegetables. If you are looking for vegetarian options there are quite a few to choose from, or you can also just opt for tofu in your dish to replace the meat. For people that are trying to lose weight, Thai food is also a great choice for several reasons: spicy foods are known to help to give the metabolism a jump start. Thai dishes are also seasoned heavily with garlic and turmeric, which are two ingredients that are known not only for their good flavor, but also for several health benefits. Garlic is great for the immune system and turmeric has been shown to be an antioxidant as well as an aid for detoxing the system.