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10 Healthiest Pinoy dishes to serve your family, according to the DOH

The DOH has revealed the top everyday dishes that provide the greatest health benefits. Find out what they are, here!

There's nothing quite like gathering around the dinner table to share a family favorite dish, but what can make it even more special is the assurance that your favorite dishes offer the best health benefits for the ones you love.

The DOH recently released their ranking of the 10 healthiest dishes, check out if your favorite made the cut!


Best made with bagoong isda, pork, eggplant, kalabasa, and ampalaya, this classic dish is high in vitamin A and fiber. It's a great way to enjoy different kinds of vegetables in one delicious ulam.

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Sinigang na Isda

Quite possibly the most beloved soup dish in Filipino cuisine is the Sinigang. Its fish variation---which is great for salmon, maya-maya or bangus--made the DOH's list of healthiest dishes. Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids; kangkong is packed with vitamins A and C.

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Tinolang Manok

Another beloved soup dish that's not only a hit for Pinoy families, but also won the DOH's approval is Tinolang Manok. Sayote, one of its key ingredients, is rich in folic acid, which is an essential vitamin for pregnant women. The malunggay commonly found in Tinola also functions as a milk-boosting supplement, making it perfect for lactating moms.

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On its own, malunggay can be used to make an sumptuous soup dish. Aside from its milk-boosting properties, it's also rich in vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and B Vitamins.

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More of the DOH's healthiest family favorites on the next page!

Lumpiang Ubod

This classic wrap made of fresh vegetables is both nutritious and delicious. Typically made with carrot, ubod, spring onions, singkamas, and lettuce, this family favorite is rich in vitamin A, which promotes eye health and boosts the immune system.

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This spicy and creamy coconut milk-based dish, which is made up of taro and gabi leaves, promises a healthy boost of vitamin A, C, and iron. The DOH, however, warns us to control our portions.

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More of the DOH's healthiest family favorites on the next page!

Ginisang Munggo

A fusion of munggo and ampalaya, this delicious dish also boasts a lot of benefits---it's high in folate, thiamine, magnesium, manganese, iron, and phosphorus---which are essential for the body to function in optimum health.

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Gising Gising

Much like Laing, this dish is both creamy and spicy but it's made with green beans instead of leafy vegetables. A serving of Gising gising assures that your family will get healthy doses of vitamins B6, C, K, zinc and fiber.

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More of the DOH's healthiest family favorites on the next page!

Ginisang Sitaw

This fiber-rich dish is made up of kalabasa and sitaw. It also boasts a lot of vitamin C, making it the perfect nutritious side dish to any meal, according to the DOH.

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Ensaladang Talong

Though there are many variations to the beloved ensalada--manga, togue, lato---only the talong made the DOH's list of the healthiest Pinoy dishes. It owes its spot on the list to its high vitamin B and manganese content as well as to its fresh tomatoes, which are packed with vitamin C and lycopene.

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