Healthy Cooking Tips to Prevent Obesity and Heart Disease

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 02, 2014

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The way you prepare your food can affect the health of your heart and your weight. However, some healthy cooking techniques and tips can help you combat the obesity and heart disease. Here is the list of such helpful techniques.
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    Healthy Cooking Tips

    The way you prepare your food can affect the health of your heart and your weight. However, some healthy cooking techniques and tips can help you combat the obesity and heart disease.  Here is the list of such helpful techniques. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Use Low Fat Methods to Cook

    You can make your food healthier by changing the cooking method. Switch to low fat methods to cook your food which includes baking, roasting, steaming. You can also stir fry or saute foods by using vegetables oils like olive or canola oil. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Reduce Salt and Sodium Consumption

    Another simple yet effective cooking tip is to reduce the sodium consumption in foods. This can be done by reducing the salt and sodium in your foods that will help you keep the blood pressure in check. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Include Flax Seeds in your Diet

    Flaxseeds are small brown seeds that have high content of fibre and omega-3 fatty acids that help you keep the blood cholesterol levels low. Grinded flax seeds can be added to the yogurt, curries or hot cereals or you can just have a spoon full with luke warm water. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Eat Freshly Cooked Food

    People often underestimate the importance of fresh foods. Not only fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy but cooked meal is also healthiest when eaten fresh. Always try to eat freshly cooked meals. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Add Water

    Drinking more water lowers the amount of fat stored in the body. If you don't get ample water then your kidneys will pass its unfinished work to your liver which helps your body burn stored fat for energy. To enable the liver function effectively use more water in your meals. Also drink as much water as you can. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Drink Green Tea

    Studies show you can burn 35-to-43% more fat during the day when you drink 3-to-5 cups of green tea. Prepare yourself a healthy cup of green tea to fight your obesity. It will also help in suppressing the appetite if taken before a meal. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Drink Before You Eat

    Drinking a glass of water or vegetable juice before your meals will suppress your appetite and help you avoid overeating. Make it your habit to drink something while you are cooking your food. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Red Meat

    Rule out red meat from your cooking table and recipes if you want to have a healthy heart. Red meat is rich in saturated fats which may increase the risk of a cardiovascular disease. Instead cook a meal which gets it's protein from natural sources. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Go Green

    This cooking tip may disappoint some meat lovers but it is very good for your weight and heart. Give more importance to green vegetables and fibrous fruits juices, over non-vegetarian dishes. These cooking tips can help you fight obesity while keeping a healthy heart. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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