WEB DESK: Healthy food is essential to maintain a healthy body. It has countless benefits due to higher nutrients rates. Many people consider it burden to adopt a healthy lifestyle because it requires a little extra efforts but we have found simple tips that can make your meals healthier without much hard work.
Find them out here!
Cook rice in coconut oil
Don’t pay attention if it seems strange to you but focus on its benefits. Sri Lankan researchers have found out that cooking rice in coconut oil can reduce calories into half. Add a teaspoon of a coconut oil into boiling water cooking a half cup of rice for good 40 minutes. Later, put rice into fridge for 12 hours. The fat of coconut oil will make rice’s digestible starch into resistant starch. Also, keeping it in refrigerator make conversion to resistant starch. And, you can enjoy warm rice once resistant starch has been generated.
Make veggies in the microwave
Cooking vegetables in microwave is healthier than boiling them. It will cut down nutrients greatly such as Broccoli, it will loose sulfur which may have properties that fight cancer. So instead of boiling water soluble nutrients, go for microwaving. It will take less water to cook it and save most quantity of vitamins and minerals.
Skip prepackaged seasoning
Prepacked seasonings are usually filled with salt which is not a healthy option. It is also an expensive option. It is better if you switch it with spices which are already available in the kitchen. For instance, you can mix and use chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin and salt instead of buying expensive taco seasoning packet.
Cook with Greek yogurt
To make meals tastier and healthier, go for it even if the recipe says sour cream or mayonnaise. It has fewer calories and countless benefits. Plus, you can add your favorite seasonings in i too.
Make soup chunkier
Making soup is a bit tiring since it requires cutting tons of vegetables and other preps. You make it chunkier without putting in much efforts. All you need is to add thick chunks of your favorite vegetables, add spices and cook all together.
Source: Reader’s Digest