We often hear how important proper nutrition is to stay healthy and in good shape. Apart from what we choose to eat, it is of equal importance to our health how we maintain and eventually cook our food. Proper nutrition and healthy cooking are complex issues that we need to dedicate our time and effort. In fact, there are tips, very simple ones to understand and eventually include them in our lives, helping us to cook and eat healthier and tastier food.
Adding Vinegar to the water when boiling fish or eggs
When you boil fish, add one to two tablespoons of vinegar (preferably white wine that goes better with fish) to keep the fish for breaking into small pieces. In addition this it will not break into small pieces when serving it. As a result of adding vinegar you have a twofold benefit: the fish will be visually beautiful when served, and nutritional value will not be lost. Adding a little vinegar can also do miracles when boil poached eggs since these way eggs will remain solid and not break.
Cooking with steam
Steaming helps keeping all food nutrients and not get lost. It is most probably one of the healthiest ways to prepare your meal.
Eating raw carrots and avoiding mashed potatoes
Did you know that boiled carrots will fatten more than raw and that puree is more damaging for your figure than boiled potatoes? This happens because the complex carbohydrates that contain these foods when boiled or when they get mashed they change in structure and thus becoming simple. In the process of digestion, simple carbohydrates need much more insulin to break, and as a result there is an increase in the blood sugar level.
Do not reheat your soup more than once
Ideally you cook your soup and to consume it immediately as a hot, delicious and nutritious meal right out of the pot. Many times, however, it is not possible to consume our soup immediately and want to save some for later. It is advisable that before you put the soup in the fridge, to be cooled off and that you should eat it within the next two days, during which it remains healthy and nutritious. Furthermore, when you finally take it out of the refrigerator, it is advisable to heat only as much as you can consume and you have to make sure that you to warm it up very well (in maximum temperature); in order to destroy those microbes that have possibly developed.
Add pieces of bread or croutons in your soup
Do you like adding croutons or bread pieces in your soup? So does your silhouette … as long as you don’t eat them! If you put bread in your soup, starch will absorb the fat (oil) from the soup. So, if you then eat the soup, avoiding the croutons or bread, this way you end having a tasty dish, with very few calories, since you haven’t had its oil.
Use spices and herbs
Instead of using salt in your meals, use spices and herbs. They can add great taste, give your dishes beautiful and colorful look but most importantly they are a healthier option.