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In this book we look at the history of Asian food in America. The book will give you answers to questions like, when did the Asian food get to America, what was it like when it first arrived, how did it become American's staple diet? I answer these questions and much more in the book!

The healthiest diet in this world is the traditional Asian diet. In fact, it is the Asian food lifestyle and not just a diet.

Obesity is very rare in Asia. Did you ever wonder why many Asians are naturally slim and very healthy? The answer is not far-fetched. It is their diet!

Since their childhood time, they have learned from their elders the healthy way to eat by choosing the right natural food combination and colors.

This book is a product of my thorough research on the benefits of the Asian food for the Americans and non-Americans. My book will help you discover the best and the healthiest Asian cuisines that will make you live long and very healthy! 

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ISBN: 9781533730671
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Brief History of the Asian Americans

The US Census Bureau says that slightly over 4 percent (about 12 million) of people who reside in the United States of America in the 21st century are Asian Americans. Therefore, the Asian Americans make up a large and fast-growing segment of the country. It is interesting to know that the leading group in this segment is the Chinese Americans.

Asian Americans are very diverse: they originate from nearly 50 countries and ethnic groups, each having different tradition, culture and history, and speak more than one hundred languages and dialects. They immigrated to America from various parts of Asia such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Korea. The US Census Bureau categorizes them in the USA under Asian and Pacific Islanders. By the year 2000, Asian Americans have made up about 7.19 million or 26.1 percent of the country’s population who are foreigners and about 46 percent of them live in the metropolitan areas like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Dietary Culture of Asia

One of the most outdated activities of human beings is cooking. Way back when man was still at the stage of hunter and gatherer in human evolution, cooking process was a very simple thing: man just killed an animal, tossed it on the fire together with whatever fruits and vegetables he was able to find that day, and then he ate the animal. Cooking devices and spices were also very simple at the time and it was very unlikely there was a lot of variety in man’s average diet at the time. Since then, cooking has remained nearly a form of art and till now, it is still a basic part of every-day life of man.

Even though the Asian cultures have the tradition of bringing the clan or family together to celebrate or socialize over a large meal, each of the different Asia cultures developed its own ethnic cuisine as a result of history, culture and environment interaction. Anthropologists and Culinary historians tried to identify 3 main categories of dietary cultures of Asia that have grown through several centuries. Just like in any other classification system, we may have some overlap, but they still represent approximately the main groups of traditional Asian cooking. The traditional Asian diet does not feature dairy and so it is rarely consumed. Because Asians consume a variety of calcium-rich plant foods, osteoporosis is very rare in Asia. The calcium that is found in milk or dairy products is a very poor substitute for the calcium found in plants because the former is very difficult for the human body to absorb. This is why many people in the western countries still suffer very much from osteoporosis, even though they consume a lot of dairy products every year.

Asian tea is one of the Asian favorite beverages. It is a safe and very healthy drink because it contains antioxidants and vitamins that help you fight cancer and reverse aging effects. Asian tea is also rich in metabolism boosters that are effective for fat burning or natural weight loss.

First category: this is called the southwest style. It