Many newly diagnosed diabetics, pre-diabetics, even long-time diabetics, dread the thought of learning about diabetic cooking, believing they’re facing years of boring and unsatisfying meals that will take a good deal of the pleasure out of their lives. And, unfortunately, a lot of people who…
Healthy cooking is in nowadays when people are becoming more and more conscious of what they eat. Of course, eating healthy is one of the important things that you have to remember always if you don’t want to suffer later from diseases and other health…
We get it, cooking delicious food and keeping it healthy can be a real problem, because if you want tasty food many times you have to compromise on the health of the ingredients etc. But will you believe it if I say, food can be both extremely healthy and delicious by changing this one thing you may be overlooking all the time – the cooking pot!
How can this possibly be true? Can you make healthy food by just changing the pot and not having to add unhealthy ingredients (like heavy cream, canned tomatoes, etc.)? Yes. A pot made of the right material and of the right design, can take care of all these things and cook delicious food every time. And what is this right material? PURE CLAY – All-natural clay cookware, unglazed and made without any contaminants. How can it do this? Read on to find out:
Cooking Delicious Food, Reason #1: The Heat Cooking Your Food is very different!
The heat radiating from the walls of a pure-clay pot is very different: The gentle far infrared heat from pure clay pots penetrates deep into every grain and cooks food evenly and thoroughly. This preserves delicate nutrients that are destroyed with conventional cookware. Well-cooked food – not overly cooked or undercooked – is what one expects from a good cookware. On the other hand, metals and ceramics radiate harsh heat that cooks unevenly and food turns out mushy and even gets burnt at times. As most of the nutrients are destroyed, the result is nutrition-deficient food that tastes bland!
Cooking Delicious Food, Reason #2: Preserves Steam – Water Soluble Nutrients
Food cooked in pure clay is rich in water-soluble vitamins – all thanks to excellent steam management. The gentle heat causes steam to be delayed till the end of the cooking process and when it is released, it gets condensed on the inside of the lid, which stays cooler than rest of the pot and falls back into the food. This unique feature allows food to be moist and juicy! In contrast with conventional cookware, the steam is released right from the beginning of the cooking process and has to be let out through vents to prevent the pot from exploding and thus water-soluble nutrients are lost and food turns out dry and less tasty!
Cooking Delicious Food, Reason #3: Food Retains essential Phytonutrients – YUM!
In conventional cookware, the food generally loses its natural color, and thus its fresh taste. This is due to the loss of an important group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) called flavonoids. Up to 80 percent of flavonoids can be lost in the cooking process. This is exactly what happens while cooking in the conventional.
When food is cooked in pure clay, the flavonoids are completely preserved too, so food retains its natural color. People who have been cooking in pure clay have reported that food tastes better and has a rich color every time.
I just love healthy cooking – not just for a variety of nutrition-rich recipes but also for the satisfaction that I get from making them – that I am feeding healthy food to my family. The choice of ingredients is very important when it comes…
Believe it or not there is a strong connection between cooking healthy food and the cookware you're using. Depending on the pot the food cooked in it turns our either depleted– lacking in nutrients and toxic or nutritionally dense and 100% non-toxic. Let's see how…
Most health problems today are primarily a result of indiscretion: most illnesses are self-inflicted. Not always of course, but it is predominantly the case we are at fault, and we could have done much better.
Nutrition is a big part of it. What we put into our body matters a lot more than you may think. Food is more than just fuel. However, even on that note, think about it this way. If you owned a luxury car like a Bentley or a Ferrari, would you opt for a “low-grade” fuel? You need to treat yourself as you deserve, and it is the very best. Not only should you eat well, but you need to cook a majority of the time also. Do both at once…
1. Make cooking convenient. Perhaps your reason for not preparing your meals is a lack of time or practice. The second is easily solved – cook more often! There is no better day than today for getting started: millions of recipes are at your fingertips – one search away.
A lack of time can be a barrier, and this is why you need to make cooking convenient. Cook a few times a week but make large portions to cover several meals. Or cook regularly, but make simple, healthy meals. Save the more elaborate dishes for the weekend.
If it helps, treat yourself to new kitchen tools: anything that makes cooking more practical for you.
2. Make cooking enjoyable. Cooking does not have to feel like a chore…
- have music playing in the background or listen to a podcast.
- try some new recipes.
Shorten your cooking time by perfecting your favorite dish – if you take 30 seconds less each time, it will add up. Anything much longer than 30 minutes on a weeknight will make many people averse to cooking. However, if you find you can prepare a meal in 20 minutes or less, you will enjoy it because you will be looking forward to eating a meal you are sure to like – well most of the time.
Do the above, and you will quickly make cooking a habit. It is a habit that pays for itself – the time you invest will earn you dividends in the form of better health. Even if you are not always preparing perfectly healthy meals, chances are you will be doing better than throwing pre-made food in the oven or microwave.
Take pride in preparing and cooking your meals. Invest more in this essential life skill. As long as you are not engaging in bad habits too often – like snacking or being completely sedentary, the difference it makes will be positive. It will help you prevent common health problems and improve your health and in turn, live a healthier life.
What makes your food healthy? The presence of life-sustaining nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and so much more … but have you ever considered what role your cookware plays? Studies have found that popular metal and ceramic cookware not only affect the nutritional value…