How To Make Healthy Food
How To Make Healthy Food Choices. Did you know that how we
prepare our foods is almost as important as what food choices
we make to stay healthy? Here are some handy tips to keep
in your kitchen for preparing and choosing our food.
BBQ Tips: Everyone loves a good barbecued meal. Did you know
that some BBQ meals could actually pose a health risk? The
American Institute for Cancer has stated that some foods when
grilled can expose us to something called "heterocyclic amines"
(HCAs) which are carcinogens.
They form on foods that have been cooked at a high
temperature even if char (blackened substance) has not formed
on the food. Another carcinogen called "polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons" (PAHs) can get on your food when grease or fat
drips onto the heat source and smoke billow out that spews
deposits on the food being grilled.
How do you have fun grilling without exposing your family
and guest to carcinogens that cause cancer? Simply wrap the
meat and other food items in foil before placing them on the
grill. This way you get the entire BBQ flavor without exposing
yourself and others to the risk of cancer.
Fiber Choices: We all have heard how wonderful adding fiber
to our diet can be, but how do we do that? Here are some fiber
choices that may even sound appealing to you: Place baked beans
on a slice of whole-wheat toast, this is a quick and tasteful
snack. Have one cup of cooked oatmeal with your favorite
preserve or jam swirled into it (use only 1 teaspoon of the
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Eat an apple, it tastes good and contains fiber. Some people
actually love the taste of prunes and they are a good source of
fiber. You can soak a cup of dried prunes in water to soften
them and make them easier to chew. Carrots are a good source of
fiber and can be eaten raw. They are sweet and make a good
snack choice. When increasing your fiber intake slowly, don't
forget to drink plenty of water.
Love the Olive: Ancient Greeks used the olive
leaf as a wound cleanser. It is also a diuretic and research
has shown that the olive leaf can also lower your blood sugar
level and your blood pressure. They also have antimicrobial
properties for fighting against certain bacteria, some strains
of fungi, and viruses. The olive oil when cold pressed can act
as a protective in the digestive tract and can relive dry skin
Raw vegetables are preferred as when you
cook food, the level of blood sugar can rise
fast. Cooking also can destroy some vitamins,
minerals and enzymes contained in the food.
Fruits and veggies that are healthy for
diabetics to eat are: grapes, kiwi fruit,
pomegranate juice, onions, garlic, radishes,
cucumber, carrot, tomatoes, cabbage, and unripe
bananas, blackberries, figs and citrus
Olive oil is a good oil choice for keeping your
heart healthy because it prevents a buildup of cholesterol in
your arteries. It can also heal broken or irritated skin. The
healthful cranberry Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C,
and taste good as a juice blend. Many women know that if you
drink cranberry juice it can protect you against repeat urinary
tract infections. Cranberries are also good to eat to help your
body fight inflammations and they can also inhibit the growth