Healthy diet is consisted of different ingredients which contain numerous nutrients which improve and stimulate our whole metabolism’s work. But in order to gain all these benefits we need to know how to prepare these ingredients before we consume them.
In addition we will reveal the commonest mistakes which are made while the process of preparation.
Mistake: You prepare it in the microwave.
Solution: In order to keep all nutrients, steam-cook it.
Mistake: You eat them raw.
Solution: Thanks to its powerful antioxidant, called lycopene, tomato has the ability to prevent heart attack but it also helps in the fight against prostate cancer. Warming the tomato before eating it will increase the level of lycopene. In order to gain the best possible results, prepare the tomato using olive oil.
Mistake: You cut them before eating them.
Solution: try not to cut the strawberries before eating them because previously cup fruits have 10% less vitamin C. By cutting the berry, you are exposing the vitamin C to light and oxygen. This way the berry will lose some of its nutrients. It is recommendable to store strawberries in the freezer, in very low temperature.
- Frozen products
Mistake: Do not buy frozen products
Solution: Start using frozen food. But, do not buy it, instead, froze it yourselves at home. Many believe that only fresh products are healthy. However, British scientists found that frozen fruits and vegetables also have high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C and beta – carotene.