Health Benefits of Chinese Food

You already know that Chinese food is delicious, but you might not be aware that it’s also one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

At Yang’s Chinse Restaurant, offering family-style dining and Chinese takeout at Oxford Village in Hillcrest, you’ll find plenty of meals that satisfy the taste buds while also providing the body with quality nutrition.

“He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician.”

The following are just a few reasons why Chinese food is good for you:

  • Carbohydrates provide the body with the energy it needs to get through the day. The body converts them to glycogen, an easily-accessible fuel stored in the liver and muscles. Other sources of fuel, like fat, are inefficient. Chinese meals frequently include healthy sources of carbohydrates, like noodles and rice, helping you stay energized without consuming too many calories.


  • It’s important to incorporate carbohydrates, proteins, and other nutrients into your diet. Carbs provide necessary fuel, while proteins help retain and build muscle mass. That’s why Chinese food is an ideal choice.


  • Another reason why Chinese food is healthier than most other cuisines is that meat and poultry are used in moderation and often cooked with vegetables. Unlike most western dishes, Chinese food almost always comes in a balance of meat or poultry, vegetables and carbohydrates from noodles or rice, with absolutely no heavy milk-based ingredients like cream, cheese or butter.


  • In traditional Chinese culture, food was often treated as a means of not only providing the body with nutrients but also a means of treating various illnesses. This was done through the addition of various exotic ingredients, like dried sea cucumber and bamboo shoots. Nowadays these exotic ingredients seldom appear in modern Chinese cuisine, but the food still has a plethora of vegetables and other ingredients with healing properties among them ginger and black mushrooms.


  • Chinese food offers variety. Not only does Chinese food bring a balance of essential and healthy food groups, it also offers a great variety of flavours and textures through various cooking styles and seasonings. Chinese food can be boiled, braised, poached, steamed, stir-fried, deep-fried, roasted, sautéed, flavour-potted or smoked in an endless number of combinations and with various flavourful spices and sauces.


  • Soups and light noodle dishes are very common on Chinese food menus. If you’re trying to limit your caloric intake, you’ll easily find a tasty option at a Chinese restaurant.


  • Chinese food is affordable Chinese food is always cooked with fresh, affordable ingredients in fast and easy ways, so you always get the maximum value for it. Chinese food is not just fast, but flat-out delicious.


  • From spicy to salty to sweet and sour, Chinese food always has something for every taste preference, and because it is complete with soups, entrees, main courses and even dessert, you are sure to have a filling meal.

These health benefits are on full display at Yang’s Chinese Restaurant, Oxford Village in Hillcrest.


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