It’s not easy to find healthy food specially when you are not the one making your meals. While you are travelling or when you are away from home you might come across different kinds of food. Some may be healthy and some may not be so healthy.
Today I’m going to tell you about 5 popular food and beverages in Sri Lanka that you should stop eating right now.
This is a popular Sri Lankan street food that you will come across anywhere
Even though it is tasty it is one of the most unhealthiest food you will find in Sri Lanka.
Why is it unhealthy? Because most of the dish contains
Also, they are filled with salts and fat that is more than the recommended amount for a healthy
2. Fried rice
Just like kottu, fried rice is also a dish that you can come across in most parts of the island.
This dish also contains more carbs than recommended, plus most fried rice are made using high glycemic index rice. This is also not good if you are someone having diabetes.
They also contain more salt, oil and added artificial
Short eats is a term used for a combination of different sorts of food such as Indian samosas, vegetable roti, French pastries and other similar dishes.
They also contain lots of carbs, more than the recommended amount, plus lots of unsaturated fat.
They are also available in many street-eat places and restaurants. Therefore this is a popular
4. Some Sri Lankan traditional food
Kavum is a traditional Sri Lankan cuisine commonly available during festive times. These traditional Sri Lankan food even though they are tasty is loaded with sugar to make them sweet.
Therefore it is good if you can avoid food such as kavum and some other traditional Sri Lankan food containing large amounts of added sugar.
If you are having diabetes, then these foods are a definite no for you.
What you can do is eat these food in moderation or try out some other Sri Lankan cuisines that contain fewer added sugar in them.
Yes, we all love ‘watalappan’, but as much as we love ‘
Watalappan is available in most parties and social events in Sri Lanka, it is also available in most hotels and restaurants. It contains carbs in the form of both added sugar and jaggery making it another food to avoid in Sri Lanka.
I know most people love eating
Update – This post made some people wondering over the fact why Watalappan is included on the list. According to popular belief,
Well from my research it’s just a belief. Because research done on jaggery has found it has a glycemic value of 84. But there has been no proper research done on Sri Lankan
What can we do about it?
Just because these foods are unhealthy that doesn’t mean you can’t eat them.
The most important reason for these foods to be unhealthy is the way they are prepared in fast food stalls and
You can easily make them at your home by using healthy ingredients, like replacing sugar with added sweeteners and using low glycemic index rice.
You can prepare them without adding artificial flavouring.
Even when you are travelling you can carry these homemade dishes in a food container.
Always try to avoid high carb, high far and high salt containing food. It’s ideal to eat a balanced diet as much as possible.
What other food do that you think is unhealthy? and what other food hacks you can come up with to eat a healthy diet? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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