Monday, October 1, 2007

Healthy Kitchen Cookware Part 1 - Keys to Good Nutrition and Tips to Eating Healthy

"Of all the knowledge, the one most worth having is knowledge about health! The first requisite of a good life is to be a healthy person." - Herbert Spencer

It's time for you to take inventory of what utensils, appliances, and gadgets you have in your kitchen, and make sure that they are all good for your health. Having healthy cookware in your kitchen is just one more of the to and to . Your health and the health of your family depends on the quality of your .

POTS AND PANS - If you're truly concerned about your health, then you should only use stainless steel, cast iron, stoneware, and glass cookware. Of course, these are more expensive than less healthy cookware, but think of it as a one-time investment in your health. These high-quality pots and pans are made to be extremely durable and can last a lifetime if you take care of them.

Avoid all cookware and aluminum utensils which can both leave toxic aluminum residues in your foods. Also, avoid all non-stick pot and pans which are dangerous to your health. These kinds of pots and pans can leave toxic plastic particles in your food, and they can release harmful gasses when they are overheated.

WOODEN SPOONS - Your kitchen should have natural wooden spoons for all mixing and stirring during your cooking. These spoons come in all shapes and sizes, are quite durable, and are not expensive. Avoid using varnished, stained, or painted wooden utensils as these are not healthy for you.

STEAMER - Make sure your kitchen is equipped with a stainless steel steamer that is inexpensive to buy and will last for years. Use your steamer to steam the vegetables that you don't want to eat raw. Steaming is a whole lot healthier than boiling your vegetables in water or frying them. Cauliflower, green beans, cabbage, squash, zucchini, and Brussel sprouts can all be steamed. All you have to do is put about a half inch of water in a large pot. Then place the steamer in the pot and add in the vegetables to be steamed. Cover the pot and bring the water to a boil. Remember, don't oversteam your vegetables. The crisper and less cooked they are, the more healthy they are.

There are other important things to have in your kitchen that are good for your health, but I'll save those for the next posting. In the meantime, start shopping for some healthy cookware that will certainly be worth the investment in your health and the health of your family. To your health, the Naked Nutrition Knight