Most of us enjoy, if not love, Chinese food. It’s so full of flavors with a ton of variety, and it fills us up and fast. But did you know Chinese food and Shanghainese food are some of the healthiest foods you can choose to eat? You Garden Xiao Long Bao is the best Chinese and Shanghainese restaurant in Bayside, a neighborhood of Queens. Below, we’ll detail some of the many health benefits of eating Chinese and Shanghainese food.


  • Perfect balance of macronutrients for your body. There are three macronutrients your body needs to survive: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Moreover, you need these three macronutrients in the right combination at every meal. Chinese food and Shanghainese food usually offers up the perfect combination of these with no thought on your part. Furthermore, Chinese food and Shanghainese food offer up plenty of healthy vegetables to give your body the valuable vitamins and nutrients it needs to function properly. For example, our Noodle with Scallion Sauce is shrimp, scallions, and spices all served on a bed of noodles.
  • Healthy carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are what give your body the most energy. It is what your brain needs to function properly. However, there are high-density and low-density carbohydrates (translation: bad and good carbohydrates) that are better for the body than others. In Chinese food and Shanghainese food, most of the dishes use the best carbohydrates for your body to help you stay energized throughout the day without consuming an excess number of calories.
  • Fiber. Fiber is essential to the human body, and most of us don’t get enough. Some of the wonderful benefits of fiber include helping to lower cholesterol and help prevent diabetes and heart disease. When carbohydrates are combined with fiber, it slows the absorption of sugar and regulates insulin response. Food with fiber makes us feel full, so we don’t overeat. Also, fiber promotes a healthy digestive system and protects against constipation. Chinese food and Shanghainese food offer great-tasting meals full of fiber. Some of the best foods for fiber include carrots, broccoli, peas, and whole-grain breads and cereals.
  • Low in sugar and additives. Sugar can lead to a whole plethora of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, chronic inflammation, and cavities. Some people are sensitive to food additives, which can cause reactions like hives or diarrhea and some additives have been linked to cancer. Chinese food and Shanghainese food are naturally low in sugar and don’t typically use additives.

You Garden Xiao Long Bao in Bayside, which is a suburb of Queens, offers some of the healthiest Chinese and Shanghainese food around. We cook authentic Chinese food and Shanghainese food using traditional methods and ingredients. All of our foods are fresh and handmade, ensuring your food is not only fresh but also safe. We are open for breakfast, serving favorites such as Scallion Pancakes and Red Bean Puff, and for dinner, serving favorites from Sesame Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken. We offer dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Visit us today!