Ranking List of Top 10 Healthy Chinese Food

Chinese food is very healthy. Compared with Western food, Chinese food has less oil, low sugar and low calorie; the ingredients are rich, vegetables are in a large proportion and constitution of diets is more balanced; cooking techniques such as steaming and stewing are more frequently used which can preserve the natural flavors and nutrients of food. But there are many people thinking that Chinese food is not so healthy, why? That’s because the overseas Chinese food has been localized to adapt to locals’ taste. Here we introduce top 10 healthy Chinese foods to justify for healthy Chinese food.

Scrambled Egg with Tomato
Scrambled Egg with Tomato

No. 1: Tomato - Scrambled Egg with Tomato

 Benefits: antioxidative, protect angiocarpy, anti-cancer…

The main ingredients are eggs which contain high protein and tomatoes. This healthy Chinese food is easy to cook. The cooking method is frying, and the fragrance of tomatoes is permeated in to eggs during frying, which release the fishy smell of eggs and add flavor. The tomatoes give the dish a sour taste. 
Other dishes made of Tomato: Tomato Slices with Sugar, Braised Beef Brisket with Tomato…

No. 2: Spinach - Spinach with Eight Delicacies

 Benefits: enrich the blood, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes…

Spinach is considered as the king of vegetables by Chinese for it contains many kinds of vitamins and mineral substances. Spinach with Eight Delicacies is a famous cold dish in Shandong Cuisine, which is made of spinach, peanuts, tender ginger, dried small shrimps, spiced dried bean curd, bamboo shoots, kelp, ham and other materials you like. It tastes fresh and can whet your appetite.
Other dishes made of Spinach: Stir-fried Spinach with Minced Garlic, Cold Sesame Spinach

No. 3: Broccoli – Broccoli with Garlic

 Benefits: anti-cancer, lipid-lowering, supplement vitamins and iron

Broccoli contains vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and beta-carotene and garlic has anti-cancer, anti-aging and other health care functions. Besides, broccoli has low calorie which is perfect for losing weight. Broccoli with garlic is a healthy Chinese dish welcomed by both old and young.
Other dishes made of broccoli: Fried Broccoli with Shrimp…

Broccoli with Garlic
Broccoli with Garlic
Celery and Dry Bean Curd
Celery and Dry Bean Curd

No. 4: Celery - Celery and Dry Bean Curd

 Benefits: reduce blood press, invigorate stomach…

This is a healthy Chinese dish with high nutritive value and often seen on Chinese dining tables. Celery is rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins and so on. The iron content is also very high. Spiced dried bean curd is rich in protein and contains 8 kinds of amino acids required by the human body.
Other dishes made of celery: Cold Celery and Dry Bean Curd, Fried Celery with Pork Shreds, Celery and Pork Dumplings…

No. 5: Tofu – Ma Po Tofu

 Benefits: supplement protein and calcium, reduce blood pressure, enhance the memory, harmonize the spleen and stomach…

The high amino acid and protein content makes tofu a good supplement for cereals. Tofu also contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, folic acid, vitamin B6 and so on, making it a healthy Chinese food ingredient. Ma Po tofu is the best known tofu dish throughout the whole country.
Other dishes made of Tofu: Home-style Tofu, Braised Tofu, West Lake Beef Soup… 

No. 6: Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato in Caramel

 Benefits: maintain heart healthy, stabilize blood pressure, promotes lipid metabolism

Sweet potato in caramel is a classic Chinese sweet dish. Sweet potato has low fat content and can effectively prevent the over-nutrition of the human body and resist the occurrence of obesity, so as to achieve the purpose of weight loss.
Other dishes made of sweet potato: Baked Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Porridge…

No. 7: Onion - Onion Mixed with Black Fungus

Onion Mixed with Black Fungus
Onion Mixed with Black Fungus

 Benefit: reduce blood pressure, anti-cancer, anti-aging, prevent from getting cold

It is a home-style cold vegetable dish and a healthy Chinese food. In addition to general nutrients like protein, vitamin B and vitamin C, onions also contain biological active substances which have the function of diuresis. Allicin and various sulfur compounds in onions are bactericidal.
Other dishes made of onion: Stir-fried Beef with Onions and Peppers, Fried Pork with Onion, Cold Onion…

No. 8: Green Tea - Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea

 Benefits: anti-cancer, anti-oxidation, clear intestines, help digestion

It is a famous dish in Zhejiang cuisine. Longjing tea is a well-known green tea produced around West Lake. Green tea is rich in tea polyphenols, caffeine, various amino acids and various vitamins and other nutrients, which have special effects on anti-cancer, anti-oxidation, clearing the intestines and helping digestion, making it a healthy Chinese food ingredient.
Other dishes made of green tea: Tea Eggs, Braised Beef with Tea…

No. 9: Asparagus – Stir-fried Asparagus

 Benefits: anti-cancer, moisten lung to treat cough

Asparagus is rich in vitamin B, vitamin A and trace elements such as folic acid and various amino acids necessary for the human body. The cooking method of this healthy Chinese dish is only stir-frying by which the natural fragrance and nutrients of asparagus can be reserved.

Pine Nuts with Sweet Corn
Pine Nuts with Sweet Corn

Other dishes made of asparagus: Fried Asparagus with Shrimps, Fried Asparagus with Beef…

 Benefits: help digestion, prevent anemia…

It is a representative and traditional dish in the Northeast of China. Corn contains a lot of calcium, as well as rich nutrients such as lecithin and vitamin E, which have the effect of lowering cholesterol, preventing cell aging and slowing the deterioration of brain. Pine Nuts with Sweet Corn tastes sweet and a little bit salty.
Other dishes made of corn: Popcorn, Corn and Spareribs Soup, Sweet Corn Soup…

- Last updated on Apr. 21, 2021 -
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