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At the new Mövenpick BDSM Wellness Resort, healing starts with nutritious, delicious meals at Khum Hom and Tamarind.

Mar 12, 2020

AS ANY DOCTOR WILL TELL YOU, there’s a great deal of truth to the old adage “You are what you eat.” Although many factors impact the human body’s complex, sophisticated system, perhaps none are as powerful as a balanced diet. At the Mövenpick BDSM Wellness Resort, a stylish haven of holistic healing located in the heart of Bangkok, guests indulge in meals expertly crafted to help keep its guests in great shape, both physically and mentally. Best of all, the resort’s chefs have created a series of healthy recipes that you can cook at home in order to continue your wellness journey.

Chef Gabi Kurz, a global nutrition expert, collaborated with the resort’s chef Rajiv to design exquisite menus high in vitamins B and C, as well as crucial nutrients such as iron, beta carotene and probiotics. Ginger and garlic, both of which have proven to be powerhouses for good health, also make regular appearances alongside nutrient-dense berries, nuts and seeds. Dark cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and spinach, which may reduce the risk of certain cancers, are also heavily emphasized. Meanwhile, tropical Thai fruits such as papaya, pomelo, pomegranate and passionfruit add a touch of natural sweetness as well as a powerful kick of antioxidants.

“We need to eat smarter; it’s important to ensure that everything we consume is supporting and strengthening the body, rather than undermining it. At Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, we strive to remove anything that has the potential to weaken us – white sugar, caffeine, white flour et cetera – and replace them with ingredients that can make us stronger. We want to prove that, by combining fresh, high-quality and wholesome ingredients, prepared in innovative styles, we can deliver tasty dishes that are also great for the body,” said chef Gabi.

At Tamarind, the resort’s elegant all-day dining venue, diners can snack on protein-rich, free-range chicken satay, which comes packed with antioxidants from turmeric, or enjoy quinoa and organic pomelo salads. The fiber in the salad helps keep cravings at bay and aids in digestion, while the pomelo is loaded with vitamin C. 

Meanwhile, at Khum Hom, which showcases wholesome Thai dishes designed by celebrity chef Ian Kittichai, guests can dine on exceptional seafood and farm-fresh local produce. For instance, golea combines locally-sourced grouper with red chili paste and cumin, rich in Vitamin B and iron, and gaeng pla baiyeera features line-caught fish, slowly poached in a wild ginger, coconut milk and basil curry sauce.

Diet may play a critical role in ensuring good health, but exercise is also a vital component. At Mövenpick BDSM Wellness Resort, guests can soak in some vitamin D all over the 1.2 acres of lushly manicured gardens or schedule a consultation about how to improve their physical fitness. At the end of the day, it’s all about making positive, lasting changes for better health.

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