10 Chinese Foods That Are Perfect for a Fitness Meal

Chinese food culture is extensive and profound, and enjoys a worldwide reputation, as does traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese culture, many foods can be taken as medicine to nourish the body and prevent disease. Similarly, in today’s article, I will list 10 natural foods that are unique to China and are high in nutrition. These foods can be added to your daily fitness plan as fitness meals to add more Oriental flavor to your fitness journey.


  • Protein is an important nutrient. Tofu, made from soy, is a high quality vegetable protein that maintains muscle mass.
  • Contains soy saponins called polyphenols, which can inhibit fat accumulation.
  • The human body needs more calories to metabolize protein, so eating more protein can also accelerate the metabolic rate.
  • Soy rich in vitamin E and vitamin B group, can improve metabolism, soy protein can also improve the intestinal environment.
  • Rich in dietary fiber, low calorie, low GI, for example: white rice GI value 81, bread GI value 91, tofu GI value 40. A slower drop in blood sugar levels also makes people feel less hungry.
  • For girls, the effect of soy isoflavones is similar to female hormones, 30, 40 years old after the female hormone secretion slowly decreased, resulting in easy to gain weight, tofu can supplement female hormones. In particular, the female hormone estrogen before the menstrual period is reduced, eating tofu to absorb soy isoflavones, can supplement estrogen.

Red jujube

  • Nourish Qi and blood. Jujube contains a large number of saccharides and damarane saponins similar to ginseng, which can enhance human endurance and fight fatigue. And jujube is rich in a lot of vitamins, as well as calcium and iron, have the effect of nourishing qi and blood.
  • Strong spleen and stomach. Jujube can increase mucus secretion in gastrointestinal tract and help repair gastrointestinal lesions. Jujube tastes sweet. Chinese medicine believes that sweet food into the spleen can replenish Qi and strengthen the spleen and stomach, so as to increase appetite.
  • Promote sleep quality. Jujube has a calming effect. If you don’t sleep well or are restless at night, you can eat jujube porridge to speed up sleep.
  • Strengthen your body. Jujube contains a large amount of vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, carotene, nicotinic acid and other vitamins, has a strong nourishing effect, can improve the human immune function, enhance the resistance to disease.
  • Protect the liver. Pharmacological studies have found that jujube can promote the generation of white blood cells, reduce serum cholesterol, improve serum albumin, protect the liver.
  • Let people become beautiful. Jujube contains rich vitamins, vitamin b can promote blood circulation, make skin and hair smooth, beautiful, vitamin C can reduce the formation of melanin, prevent pigmentation and senile spots. So often eat red jujube can make people’s face ruddy, radiant.

Purple potato

  • Beautify skin and resist oxidation. In addition to purple potato outlook points, compared with general yams, purple potato nutritional value higher, purple is pointed out that many nutritionists food is good for body, purple cabbage, sugar beet and purple potatoes, for example, contains a lot of anthocyanins, the strong antioxidant, helps resist free radical damage to cells, and can help anti-aging, for it also helps to maintain eyesight and cardiovascular health.
  • Prevention of constipation. Purple potato contains rich dietary fiber, in addition to a sense of satiety, more can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, help defecation to remove body toxins, so that the lower abdomen can become a lot of flat! Purple potatoes are also good for preventing constipation, gastrointestinal diseases and fitness.
  • Anti-aging. Purple potato contains a large amount of anthocyanins, which is one of the main raw materials to extract anthocyanins. Anthocyanin is known as the seventh essential nutrient for human body, it can prevent more than 100 diseases, is a natural and powerful anti-aging agent, can effectively remove human free radicals, prevent premature aging caused by free radicals, dark spot deposition, dermatitis, heart disease, arthritis, indirect prevention of cancer.
  • Protect eyesight. The anthocyanins in purple potato have antioxidant effect, can reduce the damage of free radicals to eyes, it can also enhance the elasticity of eye microvessels, promote blood circulation, improve eye fatigue, protect vision. At the same time, purple potato is rich in carotene, vitamin A, can maintain the normal visual function of the eyes.
  • Help to lose weight. Purple potato and ordinary sweet potato, rich in starch, vitamins and trace elements, plus easy digestion, can be used as a side food or even staple food. More gratifying is that although purple potato is rich in starch, but every 100 grams of fresh purple potato only contains 0.2 grams of fat, the energy generated is only about 1/3 of rice, so purple potato is low fat, low energy in the leading food, if you want to lose weight, eat purple potato is right.

Lotus root

  • Strong stomach mucosa. The vitamin C and protein in lotus root can produce positive effects together. They can combine with a variety of cells and accelerate the synthesis of bone collagen, so it can play a strong role in strengthening the gastric mucosa.
  • Prevention of anemia. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that eating lotus root can prevent anemia, so pregnant women can eat lotus root in moderation.
  • Improve the stomach. Lotus root also contains mucin, a kind of carbohydrate protein, which can promote the digestion of protein and fat, so it can reduce the burden of stomach and intestines.
  • Bleeding. Lotus root can solve thrombocytopenia and purpura and other diseases, in addition to it can also play a very good therapeutic effect on bleeding caused by blood heat.
  • Make the kidney strong. It is especially suitable for people with renal insufficiency to eat lotus root as a daily staple food, because the content of protein in lotus root is small, which can reduce the intake of protein.

Lotus seed

  • Lotus seed taste sweet and astringent, in traditional Chinese medicine is usually used for medicine. Often eat some lotus seeds or its soup, not only can treat the elderly frequent urination, there is a certain anti-aging effect.
  • The content of iron in lotus seeds is also very rich. Iron is one of the components of hemoglobin, myoglobin and cytochrome, which can treat anemia and reduce fatigue.
  • Lotus seed can soothe the mind, tonify the kidney and solidify the essence, and is very effective for the treatment of children and the elderly’s frequent urination.
  • Lotus seeds contain a large amount of phosphorus, phosphorus is the composition of teeth, bones, nuclear protein and many enzymes, can help the body to carry out the metabolism of protein, fat, sugar and maintain acid-base balance.
  • Dried lotus seed carbohydrate content as high as 62%, protein content as high as 16.6%, calcium, phosphorus, iron and carotene content is also quite rich, very suitable for physical weakness, palpation, insomnia and dream eating.


  • Detoxification, enhance metabolism. Vegetables that contain a lot of fiber can promote intestinal excretion and adsorption of free lipids. The fiber OF kelp is rich, show ALKALinity, increased again discharge poison effect. Eating kelp can enhance people’s metabolic rate, enhance metabolic function, make the spirit more energetic, thinner figure.
  • Expectorant, protect the trachea. In traditional Chinese medicine, kelp is salty, cold and belongs to the liver and kidney meridian. Its cellulose can remove bacteria, mold and waste dust particles attached to the digestive tract, reduce the accumulation of phlegm, and has the effect of eliminating phlegm and soft firmness, improving water and reducing swelling.
  • Make calcium easy to absorb. Kelp is a high nutritional value of vegetables, compared with spinach, rape, in addition to vitamin C, its crude protein, sugar, calcium, iron content are several times higher, dozens of times. Calcium is contained in every 100 grams kelp as high as 1177 milligram, IRON IS AS HIGH AS 150 MILLIGRAM, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE ABSORPTION RATE OF CALCIUM ELEMENT IN KELP OF HUMAN BODY IS VERY HIGH, SO EATING KELP HAS IMPORTANT health CARE EFFECT TO CHILDREN, WOMEN AND THE ELDERLY.
  • Improve your skin tone. Kelp juice can eliminate acne, enhance the brightness of the skin, improve the dark yellow without light skin color. Edible kelp, also have moist effect.
  • Eliminate breast hyperplasia. Modern research discovers, kelp can assist to treat mammary gland hyperplasia. This is because it contains a large amount of iodine, about every 100 grams of kelp contains 300 mg ~ 700 mg iodine. It can promote the luteinization of ovarian follicles, thereby reducing the level of estrogen in the body, so that endocrine dysregulation is adjusted, and finally eliminate the hidden danger of mammary gland hyperplasia, so as to achieve the purpose of preventing mammary gland hyperplasia.
  • Prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Domestic studies in recent years have shown that kelp is rich in a large number of unsaturated fatty acids, which can remove cholesterol attached to the vascular wall; The FOOD FIBER ALGinate THAT CONTAINS IN KELp, CAN recuperATE INTESTINES and stomach, PROMOTE THE excreTION OF CHOLESTEROL. People with high blood lipids eat kelp for a long time, which can effectively prevent and cure cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
  • Blood pressure, diuresis, swelling. Kelp often attached to a layer of white frost like powder – mannitol, it is a valuable medicinal substance. Modern scientific studies have proved that mannitol has the effect of reducing blood pressure, diuresis and swelling.


  • Nori contains 9 times more protein than fresh mushrooms, with 26.2 grams of protein per 100 grams.
  • Nori contains vitamin A, B, B, C and iodine, calcium, iron and other trace elements are also very rich.
  • Its fat content is also 8 times more than kelp, calcium is 2 times more than dry mushroom, riboflavin is nearly 10 times more than mushroom.
  • Nutrient-rich, high iodine content, can be used to treat iodine deficiency caused by “goiter”.
  • Rich in choline and calcium, iron, can enhance memory, treat maternal and child anemia, promote bone, tooth growth and health care; Contains a certain amount of mannitol, can be used as an auxiliary food to treat edema.
  • The polysaccharide contained in nori can significantly enhance cellular and humoral immune function, promote lymphocyte transformation, and improve the body’s immunity; Can significantly reduce the total content of serum cholesterol;
  • The active component of nori has an inhibitory rate of 53.2% on Ehrmann’s cancer, which is helpful for the prevention and treatment of brain tumors, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, malignant lymphoma and other tumors.


  • Anti-aging. Wolfberry has been a tonic since ancient times and has anti-aging effects, so it is also known as “Lao Tze”. Goji berries contain more vitamin C than willow, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than steak.
  • Aphrodisiac. The aphrodisiac effect of goji berries is amazing.
  • Whitening and beautifying. For women, often eat wolfberry can also play a whitening effect.
  • Nourish the liver and brighten the eyes. Wolfberry has the effect of nourishing the liver and kidney, nourishing the liver and brightening the eyes. It is often used with ripe ground, chrysanthemum, yam and mountain wood meat.
  • Replenish deficiency and produce essence. Wolfberry can replenish deficiency and produce essence. It is used for medicine or tea, wine and stew. If you can drink it regularly, you can strengthen your body.
  • Cancer suppression and cancer prevention. Lycium barbarum has obvious inhibitory effect on cancer cells in vitro, which can be used to prevent the spread of cancer cells and enhance the immune function of human body.

Black sesame

  • Black sesame contains rich calcium elements, which can supplement the calcium needed for human growth and development, promote the bone development of young people and help the elderly prevent osteoporosis.
  • Black sesame helps to promote the expression of tyrosinase, improve the synthesis of melanin in the human body, and achieve the effect of black hair.
  • Black sesame is rich in natural antioxidant vitamin E, which can reduce the production of free radicals, remove aging metabolites and improve the activity of antioxidant enzymes, thus delaying skin aging.
  • Black sesame is rich in linoleic acid, sesamin and other components, which can reduce cholesterol and protect liver, and can effectively prevent hypertension, heart disease and other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.


  • Amylase
    Yam not only contains a large number of plant proteins, but also rich in yam amylase and polyphenol oxidase and other natural nutrients, which can improve human fatigue, promote digestion of spleen and stomach, and alleviate weakness of spleen and stomach.
  • Mucin
    Mucin is the most important presence in yam. This substance can not only regulate blood glucose, prevent blood glucose rise, but also remove cholesterol and fat on the blood vessel wall, prevent blood vessel aging, improve body immunity and reduce cancer occurrence.

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