Preserve Nutrition: Most of the times, even after eating fresh and well-cooked food, we gain no nourishment. Usually, we either overcook the food or keep them raw which is inappropriate to eat. Every food has some different ways to cook and to maintain their nourishment. One must cut the vegetables and fruits in a proper way to keep their nutritional value intact. So before you start cooking, here are some helpful tips for you to maintain the nourishment in the food. Let’s discuss the right ways of cooking to eat healthy and well-nourished food. (Also read: Best Cooking Oil: Which cooking oil helps to keep the heart healthy)
Healthy cooking: How to preserve the nutrition in the food while cooking?
- Add some fats
- Keep some raw vegetables
- Add some water while cooking
- Mix some citrus to the food
- Eat fresh
Add some fats
Boiled or steamed vegetables are always considered healthy. Adding some amount of fat to the steamed vegetables help to boost the nutritional value of the food. Fats help the body to absorb the nutrition from the food easily. It even helps to make the food taste better.
Keep some raw vegetables
Eating raw vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale etc. are healthy for the body. They are enriched enzymes called myrosinase which helps to prevent the bacterial and fungal infection. If we cook these foods, the enzymes get destroyed.
Add some water while cooking
Do not boil the vegetables too much by adding excess water. It washes off the nutrients from the food. Add a little water to preserve the nutrients in the vegetables.
Mix some citrus to the food
Some vegetables like broccoli, spinach etc. are rich in iron. Adding vitamin C or citrus rich fruits while cooking them, can help in the better absorption of the iron. Lime, lemon, orange etc. help to absorb the nutrients in the body.
One must eat freshly cooked food instead of storing it for long and then consume it. Stale food loses the nutrients and is unfit to consume. So, eat as soon as you cook the food,
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These are some of the best ways to cook the food in a healthy way to maintain the nourishment of the food. You can read this article in Hindi as well.