5 Stupidly Simple Health Tips That Will Help You Live A Long Life
Let’s face it, most of us want to live a long life. So what if you could help that? Did you know you can dramatically reduce the amount of oil needed to pan-fry foods by simply keeping the lid on the pot. Plus, other health tips.
1. Put a Lid On It
You can dramatically reduce the amount of oil needed to pan-fry foods by simply keeping the lid on the pot. The lid catches and returns moisture that would normally escape, thus preventing the need for more oil.
2. Throw In the Towel
Reheating last night’s pizza in the microwave? Put a paper towel underneath to absorb moisture and keep the crust from turning into a soggy, doggy chew-toy.
3. Chip Off the Old Courgette
Fancy some chips to go with that burger? Try frying courgettes. Slice two courgettes into fry-sized pieces and, using only half a teaspoon of oil, sauté in a large pan over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Sprinkle with basil or, if you like things hot, with Cajun spices.
4. Shake, Don’t Bake
To reduce sodium intake, don’t add salt to food during cooking. Rather shake it over your food when the plate reaches the table. Research shows that people given unsalted food – but a free hand with the shaker – put back less than a fifth the amount originally called for in the recipe.
5. Lap Up Leftover Milk
Your favourite breakfast cereal may be fortified with a veritable alphabet of vitamins, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting all the nutrients listed on the side of the box. Up to 40 percent of them will dissolve away in your milk – to be poured down the drain when you’re finished spooning the crunchy bits of cereal. A better idea: pick the bowl up and slurp the milk down.