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6 Reasons to Love Pho

Pho is the perfect meal in a bowl. It helps to calm appetites, fills up the stomach, and provides energy. There’s nothing not to like about Vietnamese pho, especially if you’re looking to manage your weight. It is the ultimate healthy comfort food in Toronto, without the calories you’ll find in comparative meals. So convenient to order, you can have some delivered to your front door if you want within the hour in Toronto! Here are the top 6 reasons we love pho. 1 – It Plays A Trick on Your Stomach Despite the fact that pho is mostly broth, our stomach interprets it as a food rather than a drink. Why this is important is because drinks don’t tell to give us a sense of fullness. Food does. As a meal, pho is low-calorie yet makes our stomachs feel full enough to give us the sense that we consumed a larger meal than we actually did. Studies have also shown this helps reduce those pangs of hunger you may experience mid-afternoon. Do this enough times and you’ll begin to see how eating pho can impact you on a weight scale.

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Is Pho Good for Weight Loss?

Pho is a healthy soup packed with flavor that’s sure to please anyone looking for a hot meal. That’s why pho in Toronto is so popular. It’s perhaps the best Vietnamese meal in the GTA anywhere, loved for its many unique tastes and characteristics. Something that’s understated around the consumption of pho is how good it can be for weight loss. What is Pho? Pho has a lot of lean ingredients, i.e. broth, spices and herbs, and veggies. Depending on the variety, it also can contain a fair bit of carbs and fat. So long as carbs and fats aren’t eaten in large quantities, these are manageable in a healthy diet. Is Pho Filling? Pho is a hearty dish. It’s filled to the brim of the bowl with a generous amount of broth, spices, noodles, and veggies. It’s a great appetite-killer in this sense. A single bowl will settle easy in the stomach and take care of any lingering hunger that would otherwise double-down a few hours later.

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Is Broth Really Good For You?

Winter in Toronto is a tough season. From unpredictable snowfalls to bone-chilling cold temperatures, getting to and from anywhere can leave a person shaking and trying to find warmth. As a hot meal, not to mention its nutritional benefits, broth is a favourite. Made from a mix of ingredients a la spices, brewed bones, and connective tissues, the result offers a long list of benefits.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside! Pick-Me-Ups From Toro

Sheila Graham once said, “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” Think back to your most precious winter memories. It might be the memory of biting into your mother’s freshly baked cookies with splashes of melted chocolate chunks as you sit by a fireplace watching the snow flutter against your window; or the scent of oregano and basil wafting from the kitchen as your grandma stirs a ladle through a rich ruby tomato emulsion.

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Entering 2021 with a recap of 2020

What an eventful, uncertain, crazy rollercoaster 2020 was for all of us around the Globe. I think I speak for all of us foodies here in Ontario when I say we really FELT the effects of these lockdowns. If you managed to survive, we applaud you. No really, give yourself a tap on the back. We know it was not the easiest of tasks figuring out your next moves when no one really knew what was going to happen next. Often we found ourselves maneuvering through new covid restrictions and lock downs after lock downs trying to figure out how to maintain our dine-in sales during a pandemic. But with a remarkable team and loyal customers who miss us as much as we miss them, we made it into 2021. And for this we are so thankful.

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Are restaurants open in Toronto? New Covid-19

On Friday November 20th Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that most non-essential businesses, including gyms, personal care services, and sit-down service in places such as bars, clubs and restaurants in two regions will be put on lockdown. This news comes shortly after lab confirmed details of COVID infections surpassing 100,000. Officials have said that regions will remain in their zone for a minimum of 28 days. This means that Toronto and Peel will be under lockdown until at least Dec. 21. The Covid-19 game of yoyo continues for all of us in the restaurant industry and you as the foodie.

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What is happening in Vietnam?

In the last few weeks Vietnam has been struggling to manage the damages caused by recent storms that have left more than 250,000 households in six provinces "inundated," since mid-October, and many areas  in 2 or 3 meters of water, according to the Vietnamese National Army. These floods and landslides have left more than 100 people dead and 20 missing as the numbers continue to rise. Tropical Storm Saudel is scheduled to hit the central Vietnam on Saturday and will cause damages that will affect the country’s agriculture, irrigation and transport. The floods have caused immense damage to agriculture of the country with More than 7,200 hectares of food crops flooded and damaged, and more than 691,000 cattle and poultry have been killed or swept away in flood water. "These devastating floods are some of the worst we have seen in decades," Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, the president of Vietnam's Red Cross Society, said in a statement Tuesday.

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