8 Steps to Make your Kitchen a Cleaner, Safer Place

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 11, 2015

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A healthy kitchen provides the foundation for a healthy you. Ensure that your kitchen gets a workout once a month so you can enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment for cooking and eating.
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    Make your Kitchen a Safe Place

    Every once a month, you need to ensure that your kitchen gets a workout. This is for you to enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment for cooking and eating. This is necessary as a healthy kitchen provides the foundation for a healthy you. Here’s how you can transform your kitchen to a place of wellness.

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    Vigorously Scratched Cookware

    The kind of cookware you use can affect your health. If you have deeply scratched pans and pots, you must discard them right away as they can become home to bacteria and other dangerous microbes. Always choose high-quality stainless steel, cast-iron, glass, ceramic or ceramic-coated cookware.

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    Clean the Oven Rigorously

    Ovens may build-up substantial deposits of burnt off leftovers from baking and grimy dirt that is difficult to remove. One of the best ways for you to clean the oven’s interior is with warm and soapy water. Scrub away any baked-on grease with a scouring pad and baking soda. Clean your oven once a month.

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    Get Rid of Plastic Containers

    Plastic containers in your kitchen can turn out quite harmful. They can release harmful chemicals and toxins into our air, foods and drinks. For safe kitchen storage, you should be using glass, ceramic or stainless steel materials. Choose plastic that can be recycled.

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    Stock the Fridge with Green Foods

    Healthy eating is elementary to health and wellness. Introspect to cook and eat healthy. Stock your kitchen with green foods, natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruits and vegetables. Get in the habit of keeping your kitchen stocked with healthful eating options.

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    Unload Bad Fats

    You shouldn’t be wary of fats, but bad fats. Consuming wrong fats can wreak serious metabolic havoc. Trans fats and saturated fats can raise your cholesterol, increase your risk for heart diseases and contribute to other health ailments. Pastries, cookies, muffins, pizza, crackers, fries and candy bars should not find a place in your kitchen.

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    Substitute White with Brown

    Whole-wheat bread is good for you for many reasons; it’s time for you to replace white with brown. Brown bread gives you a good dose of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, as well as less fat. Moreover, it is not processed and therefore, gives you more fibre and nutrients than white bread.

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    Say Goodbye to Sweeteners

    You need to throw out food with artificial sweeteners of all kinds. These can make you hungry, lower your metabolism, make you gassy and store belly fat. If you have a liking for these foods, consume them sparingly.

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    Stock up on Herbs, Spices and Seasonings

    Herbs, seasonings and spices have a range of health benefits to offer. Using extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, seasonings and spices in foods will keep you in top shape. However, ascertain that they don’t contain hidden sugar, gluten or other problematic additives.

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