Cooking Tips and Recipes

June 21, 2010

Cooking oil and Health Issues

Selection of best cooking oil is most concern of cooking process and it is directly associated with your health issues. Today everybody wants to look green and healthy and cooking oil is very important in this regard. There is plenty of cooking oil available and in the light of this discussion you will get proper guidance in choosing best and healthy cooking oil for your family health. Here we will discuss some of common cooking oils that can be used for each type of cooking.

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Olive Oil

Olive oil is one that contains unsaturated fat. This natural oil preserves taste, smell, aroma, vitamins and other properties of olive fruits. Olive oil is prepared by pressing fresh olives unlike other products. An authentic research tells that olive oil is beneficial for several diseases like ulcers, high cholesterol, heart diseases and gastritis etc. 1 tbsp of olive oil contains 14% saturated fat, 12% poly unsaturated fat and 74% mono saturated fat.

Canola Oil

Canola oil is also good for your health and this is also natural oil that is obtained from crushed canola seeds. Canola oil is perfect for those who have diseases like high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart diseases. Canola oil is perfect for sautéing, frying, grilling, salad dressing and normal cooking for its light smell and smooth texture.

Peanut Oil

As the name shows this oil is obtained from peanut. If we talk about nutrition of this oil, this is not best for health but people tend to use it in cooking. Peanut oil is an ideal choice for frying and deep frying food for its high smoke temperature.

Rice Bran oil

This oil is one of healthiest oils in the world that is commonly used for good health. Rice is an important food item and this oil is obtained from this crop that has good nutrition for good health. This extremely light and versatile oil is best for sautéing, frying, backing and salad dressing.

Sesame Oil

This cooking oil is used frequently especially in Asia. This natural oil comes in different colors for numerous pressing procedures of sesame seeds. This oil is packed with lots of healthy vitamins and minerals. This oil has short shelf life and low smoke temperature. Sesame oil lowers the risk of high cholesterol and heart diseases.

Hope you will find good idea regarding best cooking oil selection for your family health.

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April 19, 2010

Guide for Balanced Diet

Having balanced diet is most important for better body and mental growth. Eating a balanced diet means that selection of food from variety of groups of food items available. Another consideration regarding balanced diet is that having useful nutrition for you according to recommend level or needs of body. Having Trans fat, saturated fat, required amount of cholesterol and other vitamins are also named as balanced diet. Balanced diet is equally important for individuals of all age groups whether they are kids, teenagers, young ones, old ones or women in case of pregnancy but according to their physical needs.

The tips given below will provide a proper guide for you to include necessary food items in your daily menu as balanced diet to have better physical and mental growth:

  • Drinking 8-10 glass of water is always recommended by physicians to have good metabolism, active digestive system and fresh skin.
  • Always prefer low fat but enriched food with carbohydrates in your daily meal.
  • If you are taking some kind of medications, add some extra fibers in your body through healthy diet.
  • Drink juices of different vegetables and fruits should be essential part of your daily diet. Prune juice is considered the best in case of medications.
  • If you like to eat snacks rather than large meal per day then eat small 6 snacks per day and drink plenty of water along with them.
  • Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet as they are low calories.
  • Vitamins are also necessary part of balanced diet so must include them in your diet.
  • Always follow the instructions given by your physician regarding balanced diet in case of any disease.
  • Try to adopt good eating habits in yourself and your kids as balanced diet matters a lot in physical and mental growth of human body.
  • Dairy food items should also be there in your diet in reasonable amount.
  • Never skip breakfast in your daily routine as it is most important aspect that over night your stomach remains empty and there is need to have something in early morning to do its work effectively.

These tips are very useful in having balance in your diet for keeping yourself healthy and safe from weaknesses and diseases.

April 6, 2010

Health and Fruit Juices

Health is most important aspect of every one’s life and saying that “Health is Wealth” is quite right. People adopt several ways to maintain their physical and mental health using foods and nutrition. Fruits are most significant in human body’s growth and a part of balanced diet as well. Having diet without fruit cannot meet the body requirements of kids, women, men and old ones. We can say that fruit are key aspect of maintaining health and growing body and beauty also. However fruits are used in different forms in which most common is fruit juices.

In this article we are going to share with all of you great benefits of taking fruit juices to maintain balance of diet and nutrition in human body.

Main aspect of fruit juices regarding their benefits is that they are very helpful in food digestion in our stomach. Fruit juices make stomach work properly to make food a part of body.

As loosing weight is everyone’s dream and this can be done with help of fruit juices. According to research and study of human body, this point is firmly considered by the people that fruit juices play vital role in loosing weight in very short period of time with providing other necessary vitamins that are ultimate need of human body. The trend of using fruit juices for weight loosing is increasing day by day.

Beet juices contain lots of minerals, vitamins and energy element to make the body fibers strong. Vitamin C, B, B1, B2 and PP are found in plenty in beet juices. They also provide potassium, iron and manganese salt to human body. One thing is most important when you go to drink beet juice as it has to keep in fridge before 2-3 hours as fresh juice of beets is harmful for body and causes many problems like vomiting and other stomach problems.

Tomato juices are also best for stimulate food metabolism and also reduce risk of cancer. Tomato juices are very useful for ladies after pregnancy during breastfeeding. To drink tomato juice half an hour before each meal is strongly recommended as it is useful in digestion.

Pumpkin juice is much better for heart patients and kidney and liver diseases as well. in case of insomnia, taking one glass of pumpkin juice with honey before sleep will be very useful.

Apple juice is enriched with vitamin C and P. substances like calcium, iron salts; magnesium, zinc; nickel and cobalt are also found in apple juice.

Orange or grape juice is marvelous for beauty and health of skin and whole body. It contains great quantity of calcium, vitamin C and sugar. It can reduce level of cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Carrot juice is much better who have shortage of vitamin A in their bodies and have some problems relate with problems of eyes and nails.

Benefits of fruit juices are given here are fewer but actually are endless. Regardless of health benefits of fruit juices, they also are delicious and convenient to make in handy and electric juicers.

March 31, 2010

Eating Tips in case of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has become a common problem and you will see every one person out of 5 in this disease that sometimes become fatal. Medical science is not yet capable to control high blood pressure immediately but patients are suggested to adopt some precautions and eating rules to control this disease. This disease requires a proper life style and eating habits to avoid the trouble in case of high blood pressure. However we bring some important information regarding eating tips in case of high blood pressure. By following these tips you can better control high blood pressure continuously and you will not have to go to physician for medical treatment of high blood pressure.

  1. First of all here is list of some food items that you can include in your diet if you have problem of high blood pressure. These food items include garlic, lemon, grapefruit, watermelon, rice, vegetable juice, parsley, potatoes and food having potassium and calcium.
  2. Sleep of eight hours will be much better for the patients of high blood pressure as proper rest is an important aspect of treatment of high blood pressure.
  3. Patients of high blood pressure should avoid salt in their diet as much as possible.
  4. Taking slow and deep breath in fresh air for 15 minutes will be better to control high blood pressure.
  5. Use 8-10 glass of water in a single day.
  6. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in daily diet.
  7. Light exercise or yoga and jogging is recommended to the patients of high blood pressure by the doctors.
  8. Avoid any type of stress and tension and keep your mind off from any irritation.
  9. Do something as a hobby and spend some time in doing some enjoyable activity.

10.  Strictly avoid junk and fast food and take light weight diet as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

All the things mentioned above will give you relief in case of high blood pressure and you can be safe from intense condition of high blood pressure by following these tips. Follow the tips given above and be safe from this silent killer.

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