Kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our homes because it where the magic happens and food is prepared. However, nowadays there is no magic; it is filled with thing like precooked and canned foods. But, it is important to ensure that we eat healthy despite having several fast food and other unhealthy items that our disposal. It should be noted that several diseases is caused due to the food we consume. It is important to consider the items we use in the kitchen and also the things we use to store the food. Here are few important pointers to look into while cooking and storing your food.
When you are storing your items, most people tend to prefer wooden drawers than plastic ones. But it should be noted that plastic drawers are more durable and convenient to move. They are also easy to handle. Wooden drawers need constant monitoring and varnishing to make sure that there is no insect infection and so on. Moreover, if kids are present in the house, it better to have plastic drawers rather than wooden drawers because kids can crave things on the wood.To bottle your raw ingredients it is better to use plastic bottles and containers instead of glass containers or bottles. Most people think glass bottles are better than plastic. But, if you have noticed, then there are plastic with recyclable symbol on the bottom; inside which there is a number. If the numbers are 1, 2, 4, 5 and sometimes 7, they are good plastic and can be used to contain food. Moreover, glass containers are costly than plastic bottles.
You cannot eat using plastic utensils to eat or mix hot food. They are actually pretty bad for your health. However, using plastic measuring cups or other efficient plastic items to handle refrigerated or chill items is not a hazard. You can also use microwave friendly plastics to handle hot things. You might think glass bowls and silverware are good, but some silverware mixes a different number of alloys which might be potentially harmful in the long run. If you can use earthen pot and wooden spoon, it might be healthy and even tasty.In conclusion, it should be noted that despite the precautionary steps taken by us, there is still risk involved in everything we use and eat. Moreover, just because you eat right does not mean you are healthy; you also should make sure to exercise and stay away from junk food. It is also important to make sure your diet consist of all the required nutrients.