Eating healthy foods is not enough but you should eat them healthily. The motive of eating healthy foods is to get the essential nutrients present in them, right? If you do not eat them rightly these nutrients may be lost and you won’t earn any benefit from consuming that food. We noticed that many people do not know this very important thing and they keep on following the wrong consumption methods. This is why we thought of making you all aware of some common mistakes that we commit which makes even healthy foods unhealthy.
Why is the right cooking method important?
Only a few foods items are meant to be eaten raw while most foods should be cooked properly and then eaten. It is a myth that cooking kills the nutrients of the food. The truth is that the right cooking technique should be followed to retain the nutrients. We have listed down 5 foods that are healthy but are mostly eaten wrongly.
Tomatoes contain lycopene which is an excellent antioxidant. Lycopene protects the body from various diseases including cancer, tumors, heart attack, etc. We are often told that raw vegetables are more healthy as nutrients are destroyed when cooked. However, this is not true in the case of tomatoes. According to research, cooked tomatoes contain more lycopene as compared to raw tomatoes.
The most beneficial element in white garlic as well as black garlic is allicin, which prevents various chronic illnesses such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases. This allicin gets activated when it is exposed to air. Therefore, adding garlic immediately after peeling is not suggested. Rather, you should chop it and keep it in the air for some time to activate allicin.
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Broccoli is also very healthy food and is immensely popular with fitness fanatics. Most people eat broccoli just to boost their health. Although boiled vegetable is more healthy than cooked in oil but broccoli is different. When you boil broccoli, its vital nutrients like vitamin C, chlorophyll and other antioxidants are destroyed. Instead, it is better to eat broccoli as raw or steamed.
We all make a big mistake while eating kiwi. Most people throw away the peel before eating the kiwi but kiwi is a fruit that should be eaten with the peel. Even if you are making kiwi smoothie, add peels. The reason for this is that kiwi peels contain a lot of nutrients including folate and vitamin E. Eating kiwis with peels gives you 50% more fiber, 32% more vitamin E and 34% more folate than kiwis eaten by peeling them. So now, eat kiwi with peels only.
It is considered a superfood due to omega-3 in it. Also, flax seeds contain fiber, lignans and phytonutrients which are beneficial for health. But most people make a big mistake while eating flaxseed seeds that they eat it as a whole. Our stomach is not able to digest it when we eat whole seeds. Instead, flax seeds should be coarsely crushed and then eaten. This helps the stomach digest it well and all the nutrients are delivered to your body.
It is very important to eat food correctly so that you do not miss out on important nutrients. Make sure that you follow the given guidelines.
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