How to make healthy food even healthier
- Add black pepper to curry (or other turmeric dishes)
Turmeric is definitely the darling of the health craze crowd and for good reason – it’s full of the powerful antioxidant curcumin which is thought to stop the production of cancer cells.
- Eat some of your carrots and tomatoes cooked
Fruits & vegetables which are frequently eaten raw, offer some very important nutrients when they are cooked. Cooking tomatoes releases the potent antioxidant lycopene. Meanwhile, cooked carrots have higher levels of beta-carotene than their raw counterparts, which is one of the best things about carrots anyway!
- Have wine with fish
People who drink wine when eating fish have higher levels of heart-happy omega-3 fats in their blood. A high blood level of omega-3 fat helps protect against coronary heart disease, stroke and sudden cardiac death. If you’re not a wine drinker, you could use it in a marinade or sauce instead.
Healthy tips to help you get the most out of food.
- Add citrus to green tea
Green tea is so flavoursome on its own that not everybody thinks to add lemon to it; it certainly isn’t often served that way. But research shows that perhaps it should be. Green tea is loaded with the super-healthy antioxidants known as catechins, which have been linked to fighting heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Tea fan? Why not check out our range of slimming teas to help compliment your healthy eating plan?
- Mince or press your garlic
Crushing or chopping garlic releases an enzyme called alliinase that catalyses the formation of allicin. Allicin is a very powerful compound; research shows that it has strong antibacterial properties, can kill cancer cells, and has a variety of health-promoting properties.
Do you have any other handy tips to share?