Some Ways To Have Your Mooncakes Guilt-Free

By: Alicia

Osakakuma wishes you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

As the second biggest celebration in Chinese culture and in many Asian countries, the Mid-Autumn Festival has always given people a romantic, cozy, and united feeling. Of course, we can't have a Mid-Autumn Festival without mooncakes!

With so many novel and interesting mooncake flavours available, it has definitely made the festival much more fun. Here are some quirky mooncake flavours you may not have known before:

1. Lotus Seed With Egg Yolk

For those who enjoy a classic

The classic lotus-flavoured egg yolk mooncake is a fan favourite among Singaporeans. Not only is it sweet, soft, and delicious, but it’s also not too greasy, making it a light and enjoyable snack for many.

2. Internet Famous Yellow Custard

For yellow custard lovers

You’ve probably tasted yellow custard in Chinese buns before, but have you tried it in a mooncake? Yellow custard contains high quality milk and is a combination of sweet and salty flavours, making it a creamy, rich, and fragrant mooncake flavour.

3. Refreshing Matcha

For the matcha maniacs

Matcha-lovers rejoice! Mooncakes now come in a refreshing matcha flavour! Made of premium quality matcha tea, you get wonderful fragrant flavours with every bite. Definitely one of the more popular flavours.

4. Drunk On Red Wine

For those looking for a boozy light treat

If you’re looking for something with a touch of sophistication, you need to get a taste of this red wine mooncake flavour. Red wine and mooncake may sound like a strange combo, but who knows, it may catch you off guard with its unique and tasty flavour. If you’re feeling like a glass of wine but it may be too heavy of a drink in the daytime, go for these red wine mooncakes instead.

5. Taro Bobo (Season Limited!)

For the taro lovers

Who doesn’t love taro? In Singapore, you can find taro in bubble tea, dessert bowls, even in ice cream. These taro bobo mooncake flavours offer a strong, fragrant, and sweet taste. Taro lovers should definitely give this taro-flavoured mooncake a shot!

Then comes the guilt…

With so many interesting mooncake flavours and the barrage of mooncake gifts from friends and relatives, I’m sure many of you have devoured plenty. Although mooncakes are delicious, it comes with a price! 

That’s right, mooncakes are loaded with fat and sugar, making it a high-scorer on the calorie scale. When you’ve eaten too many mooncakes, sometimes, you can’t help but feel guilty about it. It’s best to eat mooncakes with moderation, but if you’ve accidentally eaten too much, don’t fret, because there are supplements available to help tone down the after-effects.

Health supplements are highly popular in Japan, with a prevalence of around 60% in healthy adults. Here are some of the popular Japanese digestive health supplements:

1. Shinya Koso Daily Digestion Enzyme Advanced (Gold Variety)

For those who need to burn excess fat

This Shinya Koso Daily Digestion Enzyme has up to 2x strength to break down carbohydrates, fats, and alcohol compared to the normal variety. 

It has the following 3 functions:

  1. Prevent glucose absorption 
  2. Burn excess fat
  3. Regulates body mass

This is recommended to those who love having supper and indulging in boozy drinks! Take 1 to 3 packs daily with lukewarm water.

2. ISDG 232 Soukai Exhilarating Diet Enzymes Premium

For those who tend to get bloated after meals

These are premium diet supplements that are formulated with 232 types of raw vegetable enzymes, which relieves constipation and allows you to feel light and refreshed. The 232 different types of fruit and vegetable extracts, mushrooms, seaweeds, beans, and wildflowers have been balanced and put into an easy-to-take wellness supplement.

It’s great to take if you tend to feel bloated or constipated after eating such fatty and sugary foods such as mooncakes! Take 2 to 4 tablets daily with lukewarm water. 

3. SVELTY Pakkun Yeast

For those who want healthy bowel movements

The SVELTY Pakkun Yeast supplement enzyme has won two consecutive titles on the Rakuten list known as "the strongest catabolic enzyme in history". It breaks down carbohydrates and sugar, preventing them from being transformed into fat and therefore, preventing fat accumulation.

It is also a natural appetite suppressant that helps you feel full and reduce overeating. Just like the product name says, it contains yeast and an ingredient called LipoSan Ultra, which promotes healthy bowel movement. Take 2 to 4 capsules before a heavy meal! 

4. Dokkan Super Enzyme Herb Dieter Support Gold Daily & Health Supplements

For those who need a detox

Dokkan Super Enzyme is a diet support supplement that uses plant enzymes to detoxify your body. This product contains 39 fermented plants and mushrooms, and the well-balanced blend of ingredients promotes weight loss and improves your well-being. It can effectively help you digest and break down the food you eat and excrete it effectively. 

This is another great option if eating mooncakes tend to make you overly full or constipated because of all the excess fats. Take 5 capsules daily, and it is recommended to take on an empty stomach before bedtime.

Balance is key

Health supplements are great at helping you keep in shape or solve minor health issues, but also remember to take these with moderation and consult with a health practitioner if you are prone to allergies, or have any existing health conditions! 

Now with these products, you can eat your mooncakes guilt free. Share this with your family and friends!

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