As I confessed a couple of weeks ago I am a Chinese Buffet addict and have not set foot in a Chinese restaurant for years. This is because I want to try a bit of everything and feel like you get much better value for money in a buffet as I can eat as much as I like.
Thankfully for the sake of weight loss, I only enter a Chinese Buffet maybe once every 6-8 weeks if not longer.
When you look at the Syn values of a Chinese Buffet you can see why people avoid them totally when they are trying to lose weight.
But one thing that I do adore when I go for a Chinese is the Chinese Tea. With living in Portugal I will often, have done lots of shopping before I sit down for something to eat and I will be feeling really thirsty. A few years ago I would have reached for lots of cans of Diet Coke and they would never have done the trick.
Now though, I will order a Chinese Tea (that is also a lot cheaper than buying canned pop) and enjoy it at my leisure. The boys hate it and that makes me happy because it means even more for me!!!!
Here are just some of the benefits of drinking Chinese Tea:
Plus if you are tucking into deep fried chicken pieces it gives you something healthy to look forward to and knowing that you are doing something good for your body!
I must admit, I have never had to worry about my cholesterol levels because I don’t eat large amounts of fatty foods and I absolutely hate fried eggs. But to know that it does so much for your body and its no wonder when you think about it that the Chinese live so long if they drink things like this on a daily basis.
Whatever we have the Chinese always seem to have a much healthier alternative and it proves that you don’t need milk and sugar for a cup of tea to be worth drinking.