From Fries to Flavor: Exploring Healthy Alternatives in International Cuisines
CNN recently reported on a study linking fried food to an increased risk of anxiety and depression. The study found that individuals who regularly consume fried food had a 20% greater risk of developing these mental health conditions. While many of us enjoy the taste of fried food, it’s important to recognize the impact it can have on our overall health.
Thankfully, there are plenty of healthy alternatives to fried food in international cuisine that are available right here in the USA.
TasteDNA is a platform that can help expose people to these healthier options and broaden their culinary horizons.
By analyzing users’ past food choices and preferences, TasteDNA suggests new restaurants and dishes that are tailored to their specific tastes.
Here are five examples of healthier alternatives to french fries in different international cuisines that TasteDNA can help you discover:
Plantain chips: In Latin American cuisine, plantains are often sliced thin and fried to create a crunchy, savory snack that can serve as a healthier alternative to french fries.
Baked sweet potato fries: Sweet potato fries are a popular alternative to traditional fries, but baking them instead of frying them can make them even healthier. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamin A, and potassium.
Edamame: In Japanese cuisine, edamame is a popular appetizer that consists of boiled and salted soybeans. It’s a high-protein and low-calorie snack that can be a great alternative to french fries.
Falafel: This Middle Eastern dish is made of ground chickpeas that are formed into balls or patties and then fried or baked. Falafel is high in protein and fiber, and can be a great alternative to greasy french fries.
Cassava fries: In African and Caribbean cuisine, cassava (also known as yuca) is often used to make fries. Cassava fries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and can serve as a healthier alternative to traditional fries.
TasteDNA helps you explore these and other international cuisines and discover healthier alternatives to the fried foods you may be accustomed to. TasteDNA’s personalized recommendations can help you find new, delicious, and healthier options that cater to your specific tastes and dietary needs.
While fried food may be tasty, it’s important to recognize the impact it can have on our health. There are plenty of healthy and tasty alternatives in international cuisine that can provide a delicious way to improve our overall health. With TasteDNA, exploring these options has never been easier.
The TasteDNA Mobile app lauched in May 2023