Traditional Korean foods are known be high in nutrition and low in calories. Dishes rely heavily on low-fat ingredients like grains, vegetables and seafood...
A well-planned traditional Korean meal includes sweet, sour, bitter, hot and salty tastes. It may even strive to include all the colors green, white, red, black and yellow—representing the five basic elements of the yin-yang principle: wood, metal, fire, water and earth.
Among the traditions that may help keep Koreans slim and healthy is including soup at every meal, which means filling up on a relatively low-calorie but satisfying food.
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