Mooncake in China is very famous and popular when mid-autumn day was coming. With the approach of the Mid-Autumn Festival, mooncakes have become the most discussed topic. As a traditional snack that is indispensable for the Mid-Autumn Festival, people have complex feelings about moon cakes: some people love it because of their good taste, others are because of their “high calorie”, then deterred no matter homemade by kinds of wooden mould or stainless steel mould or even plastic materials’s. Here are four small tricks to teach you to enjoy the food, not to get fat!
Mooncakes are high in sugar and high in oil, and each 100g of mooncakes can provide 20% of the daily calories needed by an adult. Therefore, it is best not to eat more than 100g of moon cake every day.
It is highly recommended to use mooncakes as a staple food, served with fresh vegetables and grains, which can help us achieve (promote) digestion and control calorie intake.
Green tea and peppermint tea can accelerate sugar metabolism, reduce the sweet taste, and is a perfect match with moon cakes.
The water temperature of green tea should be below 70 C, otherwise the high temperature will destroy the vitamin C and catecholic acid contained in tea.
According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, green tea and mint tea are cold, so people with weak stomach should not drink too much.
Because mooncakes contain high calories, it is a good breakfast option when people need to add more energy after a night’s sleep.
A moon cake with milk or soy milk, vegetables and fruit equals a delicious Chinese breakfast.
Finally, the most effective way to prevent weight gain in the Mid-Autumn Festival is to eat less mooncakes and exercise more.
During the three-day festival, there are many cultural events in the city, such as temple fairs, exhibitions, concerts, lantern shows and various forms of artistic performances, so this is a good opportunity for walking and enjoying the moon with your lover, and enjoy good time together.
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