PIG ORGAN SOUP
The good: It contains 22g of protein with only 6g of fat. Internal organs like the liver are rich in iron.
The bad: The high level of cholesterol (142mg, 33 per cent of recommended daily intake or RDI) and salt (1545mg, 94 per cent of RDI).
The good: Its polyunsaturated fats can cause your liver to produce more HDL (good) cholesterol. This is also a good source of protein and various minerals.
The bad: Crabs are still high in cholesterol (147mg per 100g).
The good: It’s high in protein (27g) and low in fat (5g, with chicken being the lowest). The turmeric that coats the satay is an antioxidant.
The bad: The peanut sauce: Dip 10 sticks and you could be consuming an extra 30g of fat and 690mg of sodium.
The good: Yellow noodles have a lower glycaemic index compared to white. Also, it’s easy to ask for more garlic – for that boost of phytochemicals and nutrients.
The bad: It’s extremely high in salt (2,358mg) – way above your RDI.
SLICED FISH SOUP
The good: It’s soupy, so less oil is used. Fish is also high in protein and minerals, and low in fat.
The bad: Evaporated milk adds around 6g of fat and 107 calories to the dish, while deep-fried fish slices pack 76 calories and 8g more fat than boiled ones.
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