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7 Steps to Effective Cooking


7 Steps to Effective Cooking
Food items that are rich in nutrients can actually turn out to be less healthy foods when cooked the wrong way. Yet there is a way to process the food was delicious but still healthy. How to cook with high temperatures can destroy vitamins in vegetables, especially vitamin C, folate, and potassium, to 20 percent. Perhaps this is why the followers of the raw food diet (raw food) believes the best way to present the food is not cooked.

Yet research shows that most of the food would be more nutritious after cooking, such as carrots, spinach, and tomatoes. The cooking process will help release antioxidants by destroying the cell wall so important substances in vegetables is more easily absorbed by the body.


Here are 7 Steps to Effective cooking

1. Using the microwave

Cooking with a microwave is probably the most healthy for a short cooking time so the damage less nutrients. Research shows the most appropriate cooking vegetables is to microwave. Broccoli, for example, the vitamin C content is more optimal if cooked by microwave. Raw foods cooked by microwave it can be dry, but it can be prevented by adding a little water before it is heated. Make sure you are using a special meal for the microwave.

2. Boil

Boiling is an easy and fast way. You only need to add water and a little salt. However, the high temperatures and large quantities of water can reduce the amount of water soluble vitamins and minerals in vegetables by 70 percent. More advisable to boil carrots, broccoli, or zucchini (green vegetables like cucumbers).

3. Steam

Almost all kinds of food, from vegetables to fish steamed match. With this method of cooking food original flavor and nutrients remain intact.

4. Boil some water

Boil a little water (poaching) is the recommended way to foods such as fish, eggs, or fruits.

5. Burn

It is a method of cooking food directly to the heat or flames in no time. Burning is the recommended way to cook a cut of meat, such as satay.

6. Roast

Grilling is the recommended way to get a taste of the meat stays fresh and soft. But some of the research mentioned cooking methods can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer and cancer payduara. Grilling at high temperatures will produce a chemical reaction between the fat and protein in meat so as to produce a toxin that would destroy the balance of antioxidants in the body. It is known to trigger diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

7. Not cooked

Raw food diet (raw food) are popular lately. Followers of this diet claim is the most healthy way for vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes in vegetables is not lost. Even so some research called mengasup raw food will make us lose the antioxidant lycopene in tomatoes and the carrots or spinach.

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