Health in the kitchen: what to eat and what to avoid!
There is so much say when talking about health and how to learn to live in a healthier way starting from small tweaks.
Let us see what are the things to avoid and some little tricks to rediscover the health in the kitchen.
Health starts primarily from the kitchen and the table since we are daily in contact with chemical substances that are harmful for our health and that of our children. We can adopt the choices to protect ourselves and to protect those who visit our house starting from a good preservation of foods, using small precautions that the WWF has compiled in a list to save our health and our environment.
What to avoid in the kitchen
Canned foods: attention to the cans as the inside of the metal cans is coated with a resin which contains a chemical substance, Bisphenol-A , contaminating the food, that goes into our body where it can interfere with the hormone system. In reality this substance is used for producing the polycarbonate plastic used for baby bottles, crockery, containers for food and some types of bottles.
AIR FRESHNER DISPENSERS: attention to many popular products for diffusing fragrances and products for cleaning, such as liquid detergents for the crockery, those for floors and the powder ones all full of chemicals that we inhale.
Films: attention to the adherent films when warming or cooking food in a microwave oven.
Plastic containers: The much loved plastic containers for the food to be cooked in the microwave oven, unless such containers have not been produced for this purpose i.e. pay attention that are made in an impeccable manner and with the European union’s restrictions.
Burns on grilled food: The formation of burnt parts during the cooking in the oven or grill indicate the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, these are toxic and potentially carcinogenic. The latest research does not leave so many doubts that are closely related to different types of cancer such as intestine, stomach or pancreas.
Health in the kitchen what to eat
- Organic products, when possible and when you know that they are really organic (attention in fact to scams and especially prefer local businesses and close to you)
- Fruit and vegetables of the season (peeled and well washed): there is less risk of uncontrolled treatments and especially seasonal eating means use of all the properties that these foods give us.
- Fresh Food, frozen or dehydrated instead of canned;
- Steaming or light grilling: preserves better the nutrients contained in food but be careful not get the lines of the plate or missing pieces from the grill that may contaminate the food.
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