If you are like me, eating a well-cooked food would be in your top priority for the day (I mean, every day). That shouldn’t be a problem if you don’t know how that’s why I’m here. These tips won't just help you cook healthy, it will also improve your health generally. My first advice before giving out the tips would be to focus on your eating habits, and more importantly, eat natural foods like fruits, grains, and vegetables, it’s time you tone down on other things you consume. Here are my tips.
Reduce Processed food
We all crave for that lovely hamburger, donuts and other ready-made meal, but our ability to be disciplined differs. Avoid fast food intake at all cost, why? It's purely because it causes a whole lot of damage to your body. I see it more like a concoction with harmful capabilities. Go for non-processed food instead.
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Eat non-processed food e.g. Fruits and Vegetables
Maybe I need to pay more attention to this point, the reason is, a lot of us don’t get enough of it. So, you should always aim for 5 to 12 servings of vegetables and fruits every day. To give you that different vitamins and antioxidants, you can pick the fruits and vegetables in different colours. Depending on the vegetable and fruit in question, you can make the serving size behalf to a full cup. Just make sure you take enough every day, it is one sure way to healthy living.
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Increase your Fibre Intake
Apart from taking more vegetables and fruits, which contain a lot of fibre, rather than going for the white rice, eat more of the brown one. Another option would be to go for a mixture of oatmeal and plain fibre whenever you are baking.
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Tone down on the Meat
Yea! We know meat is a perfect source of protein, but I’m sure you know it’s one big hub that contains saturated fats, unfortunately, this is one thing you find in everyone’s diet. Could I tone down the consumption? Try out some protein substitutes like mushrooms, whole grains and vegetables. In short, eat less of fatty meat and processed meat products. It will save you a lot more than money – if you know what I mean.
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Prepare a clean and healthy meat
If at all you want to eat meat, the fat consumption needs to go down. So how do you do that? Simple, trim out the fat of the meat and the skin of the poultry produce before preparing them. Once this is done, you can then move to roast, grilling, and baking.
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Watch out for Sodium
Always watch out for sodium intake, this is important for everyone, for those with high blood pressure and those who don’t have it. According to USDA, the recommended consumption of sodium should not go below teaspoon salt daily (which would be about 2 300mg).
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The next time you want to cook, make sure these tips keep ringing in your mind, we all deserve to live and eat healthily, so, start now!