Harvard Health Letter

Spice up your dinner with foreign flavors

Trying world cuisines can add taste as well as vitamins and micronutrients to the diet. But the rules of healthy eating apply, no matter what the cuisine. For example, Indian food is known for its aromatic spices and a focus on legumes. However, it also has a lot of creamy sauces, which one should avoid. Vietnamese food is known for a bounty of vegetables. However, some dishes use a lot of fish sauce, which is high in salt. Another way to try other flavors is by using an exotic condiment or spice, such as harissa, chimichurri, or curry powder.
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