#BalanceforBetter : Women’s Health and Food

It’s all about checks and balances. One small ripple can turn into a giant wave.

In keeping with the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8th #BalanceforBetter,  we encourage all women to pay special attention to what they eat and strive to consume essential vitamins and minerals that are  key for maintaining and protecting women’s health and finding that balance for better.

Seafood Lovers!

This is your time! Those following a pescatarian diet or just love food of  the sea..

Seafood has two important omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, more commonly called EPA and DHA. These fatty acids may affect:

  • Risk for heart disease
  • Risk for preterm birth (also called premature birth)
  • Growth and development in unborn babies and breastfed infants

Fish also contains other important nutrients, such as selenium. Selenium is important for making many body processes work correctly, and is used for abnormal pap smears, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), mood disorders, arsenic poisoning, preventing miscarriage and much more.

Grilled Mahi Mahi, Steamed Julienne Vegetables , Thai Jasmine Rice

Be Fibre Rich!

Fiber helps lower the risk for diseases that affect many women, such as heart disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon cancer. It also helps you feel full, so it can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Include fiber-rich foods, including beans, berries, and dark green leafy vegetables into your daily routine!


Edamame beans are rich in protein and provide all the essential amino acids your body needs. In addition, they are rich in fibre, antioxidants and vitamin K and may reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Women also tend to be at higher risk for osteoporosis as they get older. Eating approximately 40 grams per day of soy protein from foods such as edamame may help increase your bone density, and lower your risk for osteoporosis, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A study published in the “Journal of Clinical Densitometry” in 2011 found that compounds in soy called isoflavones may help limit bone loss in postmenopausal women.

Thai Red Curry

Curry Lovers!

Apart from being a go- to for spicy lovers, it is hailed as a superfood across the world.  Curry has been shown in studies to have amazing health benefits such as increasing metabolism, relieving arthritis pain and helping to combat heart disease. Ingredients such as Tumeric, Ginger and Garlic and just a few of the powerful herbs and spices that have strong anti-bacterial and body enhancing properties.


Turmeric is a spice which gives curry its yellow colour. Its main active ingredient is called curcumin which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Additionally, turmeric helps improve metabolic function and increase mental processes.


Ginger could act as an effective pain reliever from the agony of arthritis. The spice already comes as a supplement called Zinaxin.

it is also a traditional cold remedy and contains the antioxidants gingerol, shagaol, and zingerone. It is the zingerone that reacts with the free radicals that can cause tissue damage and joint inflammation, and so helps to reduce the pain of arthritis.


Garlic has been found to have a wide range of health benefits, from protecting the heart by lowering cholesterol to helping to purify the blood.

It also contains allicin, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, and it increases protection from stomach cancer by promoting the production of protective enzymes in the stomach.


Ladies , view our menu to learn some more of the  superfoods we provide for you here. Celebrate International Women’s Day and beyond the healthy way with Lemongrass.

New Website, New Additions !

We welcome the relaunch of our refurbished website with some great news to our #LemongrassLovers! We have introduced Black Rice as one of the delicious options with your favourite thai dish. Swap out your noodles or your Jasmin Rice for this gluten free option.

Black Rice with Pork Tenderloin

What is Black Rice?

In ancient times, a prized possession and  popularly known as the Forbidden rice or Emperor’s rice, the name of this rice is as interesting as its story. As the name implies, a proper permission from royal authorities was a mandate to consume this rice. Eating this rice without seeking permission had life threatening consequences. In China, black rice was exclusively used for the consumption of royal families, which is why it was also known as Emperor’s rice.

Known popularily as a powerhouse of antioxidants, protein, iron, vitamins and minerals; This black rice /  Dark Purple rice is loaded with enormous health benefits.

1. Full of Antioxidants

The bran hull of black rice, which is the outermost layer of the rice grain, contains one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin found in any known food.

2. Protects Heart Health 

Studies have shown that black rice decreases dangerous atherosclerotic plaque formation in the arteries, which is very important for keeping arteries clear and preventing heart attacks and stroke.

3. Can Help Detoxify the Body

Studies have demonstrated that consuming black rice can help to detox the body and cleanse the liver of harmful toxic build-up thanks to the rice’s high antioxidant content.

4. Good Source of Fiber Which  Improves Digestive Health 

Available with egg or without egg

Black rice and other whole grain rice varieties- like wild, red, or brown rices- have a similar amount of fiber, with about 2-3 grams per half cup serving. The fiber in black rice helps to prevent constipation, bloating, and other unwanted digestive symptoms.

A Naturally Gluten Free Grain 

Like other rice varieties, black rice naturally contains no gluten, the protein found in all wheat, rye, and barley products. It’s estimated that 1 in 7 people are sensitive to gluten- whether they are aware of it or not- but still test negative for Celiac Disease.

Helps Slow Down Absorption of Sugar in the Blood, Helping to Prevent Diabetes  

Studies have shown that when it comes to the risk of developing diabetes and even obesity, consuming whole grains is much more beneficial and preventative than consuming refined carbohydrates  (10).

Better at Preventing Obesity than Refined Grains 

It is very important for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes, or other forms of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance to consume 100% whole grains, as opposed to processed “white” types that lack fiber.

Wondering how black rice compares to other rice varieties? Here’s how the different types of rice differ in terms of nutrient content when we compare an 100gm serving of each kind:

  • Polished white rice – contains 6.8 protein, 1.2 iron, 0.6 fiber.
  • Brown rice: 7.9 protein, 2.2 iron, and 2.8 fiber.
  • Red rice: 7.0 protein, 5.5 iron, and 2.0 fiber.
  • Black rice: 8.5 protein, 3.5 iron, 4.9 fiber, and the highest amount of antioxidants of any rice variety.