When you learn how to cook healthier meals, you will be able to greatly benefit in more ways than one. Consuming food that has been cooked in a healthy way can help lower the risk of having health problems such as stroke, diabetes, hypertension, or myocardial infractions, and manage these kinds of health problems for people who already have these concerns. Cooking in a healthy way also make food taste so much better, help a person lose weight plus you can get to save a lot of money.
Here are some of the ways to cook healthier:
Use less salt and replace it with herbs and spices. Sodium is naturally present in most ingredients. Avoid placing too much by cutting down in half the salt, soy, fish sauce and other similar condiments that you use. To make up for the taste, add in more herbs and spices to the dishes you make.
Avoid eating charred and burnt the food. Food that have been barbecued often has an small amount of black char and fried eggs can have slightly burned, crispy edges. These parts are highly carcinogenic and not be consumed.
Retain the crispiness of the vegetables. The crunchier the vegetables are, the better they are for you. A lot of the vitamins that can be derived from vegetable are lost during the cooking process.
Take out the fat from the ingredients. Before you cook meat and poultry, take out as much fat as possible so that you don’t have to cook it. Even if you don’t consume the fatty parts, the oil will still be in the finished product. It’s easy to identify what the fat is in beef and pork. Poultry usually has a lot of yellowish-white fat stuck to the meat and more underneath the skin. This can be pulled out and discarded.
Eliminate the use of oil, butter and margarine. These product are high in cholesterol and are unhealthy. The cooking processes commonly applied to be able to do this is to bake, steam, grill, or poached.
Frying cannot be done without oil unless the pan is non-stick. There are many frying pans that are non-stick, like those with black coating but most of these require for a small amount of oil to be placed in so that the meats and seafood will brown. There also has been research studies that have showed that if these kind of pans are left over high heat, there is a level of toxicity emitted by the material. If you have ever used these kinds of pan, you will know that it is not possible to fry some food items such as eggs without any oil at all.
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