Have Fun with Your Food - Cinnamon health benefits.
Food should be something you enjoy. It’s not good for your health to eat when you are stressed out. So, take a moment to relax and read a few tips about how to make cooking and eating healthier and more fun.
Try Something New
Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. Eating a variety of foods is also healthy. If you eat the same meals day after day, week after week, you may miss out on trace antioxidants and other nutrients found in various foods.
You will see that joy and cooking something new might not always go hand in hand. Many cooks get stressed out when they are trying a new recipe. To reduce your stress level and make things easier, learn about the food before you prepare it. Read several recipes. Choose one that seems simple and looks delicious.
Eat More Plant Foods
This advice is coming from all health experts. We all tend to eat too much meat these days. You don’t have to cut meat out completely. Just have it fill only a quarter of your plate. Fill the rest with veggies, fruits, beans or whole grains like brown rice.
Joy and cooking do go hand in hand when you feel good about the meal you are preparing. Choose foods that you really like and prepare them in the healthiest way possible.
Spice It Up - Cinnamon health benefits.
Not only do spices make any food tastier. Many spices have health benefits. Cinnamon, for example, helps to keep blood sugar stable. Rosemary and garlic are good for your heart.
Spices also make your kitchen smell great. One thing that makes joy and cooking nearly synonymous is when delicious aromas fill your kitchen.
Here are a few simple spicy recipe tips that are also healthy choices.
Oatmeal is relatively easy to make. Even the inexpensive old fashioned, slow cooking oats take only a few minutes to prepare. Oatmeal has been recommended as a food that will naturally improve your blood cholesterol levels.
To make joy and cooking oatmeal go together, sprinkle a teaspoon of ground cinnamon in the oats when they are nearly done. You’ll enjoy the aroma and love the taste.
The aromas coming from Indian restaurants are mostly due to turmeric. To get the flavor and aroma at home, add ¼ teaspoon turmeric to the water when you are cooking one cup of rice. Turmeric contains curcumin, which may inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
We are learning more and more about how food may be the best medicine for whatever ails you. Enjoy! - Stay positive