Jamaican Me Healthy: Why Jamaican Food Is Actually Good For You and Your Physique

Aside from the savory beef patties and mouthwatering island cocktails, did you know that Jamaican food is actually healthy for you? In fact, eating Jamaican cuisine is probably one of the healthiest resolutions you can make (and of course keep) in 2017. Here’s why!

There are many nutritional and health benefits found in Jamaican food and there have been many articles and research conducted to prove the notion. So, take heed that while at any of The Island Spot’s two locations, feel free to order up a plate of jerk chicken, curry vegetables or rice and peas (beans), with much abandon to extraneous calories and unnecessary fats.


Following a Jamaican-inspired diet means that you will be able to stick to your healthy-eating resolutions effortlessly, all the while adding a dash of flavor to what is often a dreaded dietary decision. But in doing so, save the island cocktail indulgence for minimal occasions and go grilled, not fried, on any menu meat selections.

If you’re curious about the staple jerk items, go ahead and breathe easy. Authentic Jamaican cuisine is full of jerked lean meats, beans and vegetables. The jerk style of cooking introduces smoked and/or grilled meats rubbed in mouth tingling spices – the perfect healthy meal addition as the spices add flavor without the pesky calories. Score!

If jerk isn’t quite your “ting”, we suggest enjoying a plate of vegetables with our signature curry sauce as an additional healthy eating alternative. Vegetables are low in calories, rich in vitamins, reduce the risk of heart disease and fun to eat if flavored creatively. Pair your vegetables with beans, also called peas, and bam! Now you have a dish that is packed with fiber and protein, low in calories, and lower in cholesterol.

Now that you know how healthy Jamaican food is, which amazing dish will you order at The Island Spot? We suggest our signature jerk chicken, brown stew or curry chicken, or curry potatoes for the vegan/vegetarian individual. For even more healthy menu options, you’ll just have to drop by either of our two locations to peek the menu, taste, and see.

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