Today there is a lot of focus and interest in people to eat healthy and cook healthy. With obesity related medical issues raising its ugly head, there is a sense of responsibility towards what we put in our mouths. However, half baked information on healthy cooking and following popular fads can sometimes be misleading and in the long run may do more harm than good to the body. This article aims to share with you healthy cooking habits and tips which are sure to make you think differently about healthy cooking. With the holiday season in our midst, being aware and cooking healthy can save those extra kilos and that extra time at the gym!
Myths about healthy cooking:
One of the biggest myths about cooking healthy at home is that there is a feeling that it is hard and time consuming. There is also a common myth that healthy cooking involves depriving oneself of their favorite food or that it cannot be sustained by those who are working fulltime.
Reality about healthy cooking:
The reality is that healthy cooking is extremely easy and requires small changes to your daily cooking habit. Your favorite food can be cooked a little differently to make it healthy. For example, using non-stick cookware reduces the usage of oil and grease and microwaving vegetables and meat helps retain their nutrition levels with the added advantage of no grease. Switching to olive or canola oil and periodically changing cooking oil also contributes to healthy cooking.
Sugar, a friend or a foe?
One of the most surprising but lesser known facts about sugar is that there is no recommended amount of daily sugar consumption for healthy eating. It is advisable to include ingredients which naturally contain sugar like fruits, vegetables and milk in your diet. Its a myth that brown sugar is healthier than white sugar so is the commonly believed idea that honey is more healthy than sugar. Brown sugar is...