You Don’t Have To Try Hard To Cook Healthy Meals

Mar 02, 2016 04:20 AM EST | By Anita Valensia

Common foods can actually be healthy, only if you know how. These effortless methods of processing everyday nutrition can help you lose weight and reduce risks of diseases.

Pick yellow ears of corn

Why?

There is more beta-carotene in the yellowest ears of corn, up to 30 times than the white ones. Corn is beneficial for antioxidant release in our body. It contains plenty of vitamin A for cell growth, vision, and skin health.

Chill cooked potatoes for 24 hours

Why?

Root veggies like potatoes, when cooked and chilled for 24 hours can help to turn high glycemic property down to a moderate level. This process is necessary to obtain stable blood sugar level. Add virgin olive oil to boost your body metabolism.

Tear greens the day before

Why?

Jo Robinson in her book, Eating on The Wild Side, said that tearing your lettuce a day before making your salad can multiply its antioxidant property. Put the shredded veggies in a clean plastic to absorb its moisture and put it in the fridge until you're ready for the toppings the next day.

Chop and rest the garlic

Why?

Chopping the garlic and then let it rest for at least 10 minutes before tossing it can maximize its compounds of antioxidant and its medicinal benefits.

Choose avocado spread over butter when baking

Why?

Adding avocado instead of butter to your baked foods lets you obtain the minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. Mash avocados to substitute butter and you can make low-calorie muffins, softer and healthier!

Squeeze lemon on your greens

Why?

Leafy greens like broccoli, spinach and kale are iron rich vegetables. Adding vitamin C using lemon, orange or lime by squeezing it can help your body to easily absorb the iron in more digestible form.

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