There are so many cooking recipes and tips available these days that the options are many. But when it comes to healthy cooking, here are a few tips that can help you get the most of your healthy ingredients.

Match the color and texture
It’s always a great idea to match your food in terms of color or texture. This will help balance the ‘goodness’ of everything that you are eating, and not clash.

Tip: Opt for a meal that comprises of various food items that are of the ‘green’ family. Alternatively, you could go for foods that have a slightly rough texture.

Introduce your body to asafetida
Asafetida (also known as hing),  is great when it comes to aiding your digestion. While some people find it hard to get used to the strong fragrance it has, you can try and incorporate it slowly in your cooking. Asafetida is highly beneficial for those who have digestive problems or suffers from gas or stomach cramps.

Tip: Lightly flavor your food with this miracle spice.

Lid it
An excellent way to ensure your food doesn’t get overcooked is to cook with the lid on. When you place the lid on while cooking, it helps food to cook faster, thus preserving the nutrition of the food that can be lost through overcooking.

Tip: Lightly sauté vegetables and reduce the flame to minimum. Cover with lid and let it cook slowly.

Add greens
Try and make green foods a part of all your meals. This will ensure that you get enough minerals that you may not get from other colored vegetables. Eating greens is also a way to flush out all harmful toxins from the body.

Tip: Introduce various greens to maintain the taste and avoid gustatory boredom.

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