Courtesy:BBC Good Food

If one ever happens to visit Thailand or have a Thai restaurant nearby, it is a must to try out the Thai cuisine. It is an exotic cuisine which is not only rich in flavors but also has lots of health benefits. Below is a list of some exotic Thai ingredients and their fitness benefits.

1. Lemongrass

It is a common ingredient used in Thai recipes and is used mostly for its amazing citrus scent. It also tones down other stronger flavors in the dish. Lemongrass is known for its properties as a digestive aid. It has loads of antioxidants in it which also helps against inflammations and improves metabolism.

2. Ginger

Ginger is usually cooked in stir fries in the Thai cuisines and is considered great for the mental health. It calms your mind and removes feelings of anxiety and depression. It can also be consumed as a drink with lemon and honey.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric has great anti-inflammatory properties and you can find it everywhere in the Thai cuisine, whether it is a marinated fish or a yellow curry. Turmeric is also good for the heart and digestion; it also reduces arthritis pain.

4. Galangal

Galangal mostly found in Thai soups, is commonly known as ginger’s cousin. It is great for digestion and stomachaches. You can use it to cure inflammations and also improve circulation in the body.

Therefore, these exotic ingredients used in the Thai cuisine are great for Thailand Fitness lovers and must be tried out.