Beware of Chusok Cuisine

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Beware of Chusok Cuisine

Chusok, the nation's biggest holiday conjures up thoughts of joy, excitement and anticipation of the scrumptious foods traditionally served. Although delicious, Chusok delights are not necessarily the healthiest of foods.

To stay fit this holiday, here are some practical tips for those who love to indulge.

Those suffering from medical conditions should be cautious about what and how much they eat during the holiday. Diabetes sufferers, who have to keep a check on blood sugar levels, are advised to count calories and sugar intake. Those suffering from hypertension or heart disease should avoid salty and spicy foods. And of course, those wanting to avoid putting on extra weight are advised not to over-induldge. Chusok delights can be high in calories. Each Songpyun, a rice cake served during Chusok, contains 40 calories. A piece of kalbi, barbecued beef, one hundred calories, as much as a bowl of rice (200cal).

Simply said, in order to stay healthy and fit, eat moderately and exercise.

by Hong Hae Gul

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