Healthy cooking is easy. In many cases, your favourite recipes can be modified so they offer a healthier alternative. Healthy cooking begins with the good, healthy ingredients that you use to prepare your meals. Do you know the way you cook can impact nutrients in your food? Here are 10 Healthy cooking tips that help bring out the goodness in your food.
- Wash vegetables before chopping them to prevent loss of water soluble nutrients like Vit ‘C’, Riboflavin, Thiamin and Niacin.
- Preserve vitamins in food by cooking whole vegetables with their skin.
- Avoid repeated washing of rice and pulses, as valuable nutrients are lost in the process.
- Avoid frying foods, instead grill, steam or boil food to minimize forfat content.
- Avoid use of baking soda while cooking pulses and vegetables as soda inhibit the absorption of calcium.
- Substitute cream with skimmed yoghurt, as it contains less fat.
- Seasonal vegetables and fruits have the highest nutrient content so include them in your diet as often as possible.
- Eat whole fruit than the fruit juice, as juice is only the sugar part of the fruit.
- Use different types of oil for cooking as it provide with all essential fatty acids.