Eating Out and Social Events
Tips for Eating Out & Social Events for South Asians (and in general).
Emphasize Healthier Carbohydrates
For better health, choose unrefined carbohydrates, such as whole grains and beans.
Total dietary fat is the sum of saturated, transfat, monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fats not used for immediate energy are stored in adipocytes (fat cells) in humans.
Dietary fiber consists of non-digestible carbohydrates & lignin that are intrinsic & intact in plants.
What—and how much—to eat and drink for a heart-healthy diet.
Snacks can round out your diet. Look at your own dietary habits and use snacks to make up any gaps.
Limiting Sodium intake is especially important for South Asians with high blood pressure (salt is sodium chloride).