Malaysia is famous for a wide variety of food; from traditional
foods that are introduced by the different Malaysian ethnicities
to modern fusion foods.
Foods taken in moderation and combined with sufficient
physical activity can be beneficial to health. However,
due to the increase of busy lifestyles, many Malaysians
are neglecting physical activity.
How to make healthier choices when eating out?
Eating out at restaurants can be nutritious and healthy.
When eating out, try to cut down on deep-fried foods or
order smaller portions. Choose menu items that contain fruits,
vegetables and whole grains. The most important thing is
to maintain good eating habits and to choose food wisely.
ways you can start to eat healthier: Before ordering
your food, look through the menu - opt for healthier
choices. Ensure that your meal consists a balance
of carbohydrates (e.g. rice, bread, corn or potato),
proteins (fish, egg, meat or legumes), vegetables
and fruitsDo not
hesitate to ask for "less sweet", "less
oil" or "more vegetable" for your mealAsk for
plain water - most flavoured drinks are
high in sugar and calories
Tips for healthy eating at the Mamak restaurant! Choose dishes that are high in protein and that are
cooked with less oil such as Tandoori Chicken, Chicken
Try chappati or tosai with dhall as a healthier source
Remember to consume at least one serving of vegetables
which is equivalent to half cup for cooked vegetables
or one cup for raw vegetables