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Kung Pao

A spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with soya chunks, bell peppers and peanuts. Served with vermicelli noodles.

 

Allergens: soy, wheat, sesame, peanuts

475kcals, 14g fat, 62g carbs, 26g protein

Soya Chunks

  • Soya chunks pack numerous benefits and enable faster muscle building and metabolism.

  • They are great for the health of bone, hair and skin health.

  • According to a 2015 study published in the journal Molecules, it was found that soy chunks can efficiently lower the levels of bad cholesterol in the body and protect the heart from ailments. The study also discovered that soya chunks stop excess fat from accumulating around the organs, thus promoting weight-loss. The chunks are loaded with fibre, thus allowing the food to pass slowly from the system and keeping you full for longer.

Bell Peppers

  • Boosts Immunity: Bell peppers are full of vitamin C. 1 cup of sliced red bell peppers gives you 157% of your daily vitamin C content, making them a great way to stay healthy.

  • Balances Mood: If you are feeling blue, try to increase the amount of vitamin B6 you consume. Naturally occurring in bell peppers, B6 helps your brain produce serotonin and norepinephrine, two chemicals that affect your mood.

  • Natural Sleep Aid: Not able to fall asleep at night? Eat some bell peppers! The vitamin B6 found in bell peppers also aids in melatonin production, which your body needs to regulate its internal clock.

Peanuts

  • Peanuts sometimes get a bad rap because of their high fat content. However, the types of fats in peanuts are actually the heart-healthy variety, predominantly monounsaturated fats, which have been associated with lower cardiovascular risk. Getting plenty of monounsaturated fats in your diet promotes the artery-clearing process that keeps your blood flowing well and lowers your risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • Peanuts have more protein than any nut (7g per serving), containing more than 30 essential vitamins and minerals, and are a good source of fibre.