Eat lots of grain products, vegetables,
and fruits. Selecting low fat dairy products and lean
meats cuts down the amount of fat and calories you
will consume. You can
learn about healthy eating in more detail here.
There's much you can do about healthy
cooking, starting with the ingredients you use. Select
low fat or reduced fat items. For example, if you
like using margarine and butter, buy polyunsaturated
margarine. Healthy cooking ideally should include
as little meat as possible. If you enjoy eating meat,
you don't have to give it up, but learn to select
the better types of meat. White meat such as fish
and poultry is always healthier to cook than red meat.
Also, always buy lean meat, and trim off any fat.
Oil is an indispensable part of cooking,
but they like to clog up your arteries. Especially
deep-frying, which requires a lot of oil. You can
still eat healthy, cooking deep fried dishes. Try
to use olive oil and canola oil. When you take your
food out of the deep-fryer, place them on several
napkins to drain the oil.
Every fitness nut and bodybuilder almost
always eats 5 to 6 meals a day. Why? It helps digestion,
and allows for better absorption of the nutrients.
You don't have to eat so many meals in a day, but
you can try to reduce the amount you eat each meal,
and add a few snacks in between meals - such as fruits
Healthy cooking depends largely on what
you plan on cooking. Foods such as burgers, pizzas,
and grills, usually involve a high amount of fat.
A lot of high fat ingredients such as cheese, margarine
and butter are used. Try cooking less of these high
fat/calorie foods, and cook healthier foods such as
salads, soups, and stir-fries.
The method of cooking also plays an
important role in healthy cooking. Cooking methods
such as basting, grilling, and deep-frying are less
healthy than steaming, poaching, and stir-frying.
When you baste or grill are you using the fat from
the grilled item? Try not to. Let the fat drain. Here's
an excellent source on the most fundamental cooking
techniques, and healthy cooking recipes.
Eat out less, and eat less fast food.
It not only saves you some money, it's also better
for your health. Often, one meal eating out will exceed
your daily recommended intake of calories!
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