When we think of healthy cooking, boiling or steaming food usually comes to mind. But is it really the healthiest way to cook our food? Boiling or steaming has this reputation because you do not need to add oil into our food when cooking this way. There is some truth to this, but it does miss out on other things. To say a cooking method is truly healthy, it must follow the following criteria.
The last 2 points are often forgotten when talking about healthy cooking methods. It is not just what we add into our food that we should take note of. We should also be conscious of how much we remove from the food due to the cooking technique. Keeping the vitamins and minerals intake is very important.
Lastly, we cook and eat food not only to fill us up, but we should enjoy it as well. Which is why it is important that it taste good too.
Boiling is cooking food by placing it in boiling water. It is healthy because it does not need added fat to cook your food unlike frying. However, it does remove a lot of nutrients away from the food. The high heat and water dissolves and washes away water soluble vitamins and minerals. Food may taste bland and lifeless when boiled too. To fix this, try to boil food quickly to reduce the exposure to heat. You may want to season the liquid as well to improve the taste category.
You may be surprised, by the microwave oven is a healthy way to cook. You can microwave almost all kinds of food. It works by blasting radio waves into the food. This excites the molecules in your food and makes them move around. This generates heat and cooks the food. You do not need to add oil into the food, which is good. But microwaving can tend to dry your food. To keep it tasty and juicy, make sure to moisten the food before cooking or use a wet paper towel to cover it while cooking.
Although you do add extra fat or oil in this cooking method, it is usually a small and controlled amount. A good option is to use a healthy oil like olive oil which can boost the antioxidant capacity as well. The quick cooking time also lessens the breakdown of nutrients to keep your food nutritious.
Cooking healthy does not mean it has to be bland, tasteless, and boring. Cooking the proper way can be exciting, delicious, and healthy. Health is our greatest asset, always keep it protected by having the right insurance. At Roper Insurance Services, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (828) 697-6709. You can also request for a free quote by CLICKING HERE.