WELLNESS LAB

Vegetarian Food to Improve Mood

When is the last time you have a meal without meat?

People in Hong Kong are very busy and they have tons of work driving them stressful. In order to follow the daily routine and increase the working efficiency, we usually sacrifice our dining time and also sleeping time. It is clear that this behavior will badly affect people’s health and quality of life. Green Monday/ Meatless Monday campaign has been carried out for the past three years to encourage Hongkongers to be vegetarian at least once a week (on Mondays). Apart from ethical and environmental reasons, vegetarianism help in relieving stress and improve mood! According to the Nutrition Journal  (http://www.nutritionj.com/), "reducing meat, fish, and poultry may improve some domains of short-term mood state in modern omnivores".

There are two vegetarian restaurants to recommend here to all of us! If you want to try some tasty, modern vegetarian fusion dishes, Bijias Vegetarian Restaurant can be your choice. It is located at new Centennial Campus of HKU. It is arranged by buffet-type and food is charged by weight to minimize waste. Rice and soup are free of charge. The dishes suit youngsters and even non-vegetarians. 

The second one is Kung Tak Lam Shanghai Vegetarian Cuisine. Traditional and classical dishes (in meatless versions) can be found. With their own organic farm, they make various organic dishes which are appealing to both locals and foreigners. (Kung Tak Lam Shanghai Vegetarian Cuisine: 10/F, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)

 

在香港如何「潮」食「素食」?

 

在香港這人煙稠密的大都市內,很多人工作從未間斷,為了獲得未來安穩的生活,也為著自己的未來打拼著。很多時候,沉重的工作量令我們食無定時,甚至忽略了三餐對我們的重要性。在迫不得已之下,香港人偏向在食物選擇上草草了事,嚴重漠視健康的需求。在近三年內,「無綠不歡星期一」的推行鼓勵港人至少每星期吃一次素食,除了環保的原因外,其實很多研究也曾指出吃素能使人更快樂、減輕壓力。在此,Miscato向大家推介兩間素食餐廳!位於香港大學的新百周年校園內,有著一間廣受年青人歡迎的「一念素食」,顧客不但可以嘗試新派、滋味的私房素食,也可以免費任添糙米飯及湯。為了減低浪費食物的問題,食物價錢會以自助磅重的形式去計算,大大改善了「眼闊肚窄」繼以產生的問題,菜式亦同時適合非素食者的口味。另外一間則是位於銅鑼灣的功德林上海素食餐廳,不同種類的中式點心、上海菜可供選擇,餐廳勝在有著長遠歷史,亦有其有機農場,自給自足,不少外國人更慕名而來呢!