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10 Healthy Foods That You Might Eat Wrong

10 Healthy Foods That You Might Eat Wrong

10 Healthy Foods That You Might Eat Wrong

By this moment we all have seen articles and blog posts about healthy food. However, some of them are just eaten in the wrong way! We have gathered a list of 10 healthy foods that you might eat wrong – and for you to get the maximum benefit from your food, we will reveal to you all the secrets of these foods.

1. Broccoli

Broccoli has been linked to contain substances that kill cancer cells. However, if you cook or boil the broccoli, some of these useful elements will be irretrievably lost. Therefore, if you prefer to eat broccoli, skip cooking, stewing and roasting! What works great is either steaming or slicing fresh broccoli into a veggie salad.

2. Strawberry

When you buy strawberries, do not rush to tear off the tails of the berries. When tearing off the tails or cutting these berries, some of the vitamin C is lost. It is best to buy the berries only in season. If you really want to eat ripe berries, then do not buy “overseas” strawberries – get a package of frozen berries! They will have more vitamins and still taste great.

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3. Black tea

Do not drink black tea with milk! Scientific studies have shown that tea catechins, which are so beneficial to the cardiovascular system, when coming into contact with milk protein, lose their activity and are difficult to digest.

4. Flax seeds

Flax seeds are a healthy food that can be eaten in many ways. However, we are unlikely to get healthy fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, which are contained in flax seeds if we simply mix them with milk or yogurts. Nutritionists advise grinding flax seeds into flax meal before use. With this treatment, all the nutrients will burst out and this is exactly what we need.

5. Asparagus

Asparagus is certainly healthy food but it can easily lose its health benefits. To keep all the healthy ingredients in asparagus, cook it in a double boiler or very quickly fry in a hot frying pan. It should be soft, but slightly crispy. Do not overcook it so you won’t have to lose even a single gram of its beneficial vitamins. Additional tip – Do not pour out the water after the asparagus is cooked! Use it for cooking sauce or add to the soup.

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6. Garlic

When grinding and crushing a garlic clove, allicin is released, which inhibits the growth of cancer cells, bacteria and fungi. In order to get the maximum benefit from garlic, after crushing it – wait for 10 minutes and just leave it laying down. In this case, allicin will be released fully, and now you can add it to meat, salads, and soups without fear.

7. Grilled meat

You should only trust the professionals in the preparation of barbecue or grilled meat. Otherwise, you can get overdried, and even charred piece of raw meat. The top will be just a layer of burnt crust, and inside will be raw. No one wants that!

8. Tomatoes

Everyone knows that tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that is very useful for preventing atherosclerosis and protecting vessels from destruction. But to get this healthy food in the maximum amount, the tomatoes need to be subjected to heat treatment: cook, fry or bake. You will get a great dose of healthy foods instantly.

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9. Yogurt

Sometimes you open Greek yogurt and see a clear liquid on the surface. What do you usually do, probably pour it the sink? Never do that! This is whey, which contains a lot of protein and calcium. Just stir your yogurt with a spoon and eat it.

10. Crops and beans

Untreated grains and dried beans contain phytates in their shell – antioxidants that when coming into the contact with vitamins and minerals, prevent the body from absorbing them completely.

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The way out is simple – before cooking, soak the grains and beans for a night (or at least a couple of hours) in water. Firstly, it will help get rid of part of phytates, and secondly, it will simplify the work for the stomach and intestines, allowing you to gain the most from this healthy food.

And do not worry: all the nutrients (including zinc and iron) will not disappear anywhere, but on the contrary, they will only be better and faster absorbed by the body.

Do you have any other healthy food tips? Let us know down below.

Featured image source: https://www.self.com/story/pinterest-salad-recipes
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