• Desiree Burns

Why Steamed Meats, Fruits And Vegetables Are So Good For You

Today more and more people are looking for healthier options of cooking food at home to avoid processed and unhealthy foods.  Steaming is one of the most popular ways of healthy cooking, which can be easily done at home.  Steamed food can be easily incorporated into a healthy diet that focuses on plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

Less Fat, More Vitamins, Fibers and Antioxidants

With steaming, you greatly reduce your fat intake making your food low in calories, fat, and cholesterol.  Steamed food is laden with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which are important to a healthy diet.  When vegetables are steamed without immersing them in excess water, the nutrient content is maintained without leaking into the water.  Veggies become softer and maintain their flavor when steamed in a steamer basket or colander.  If you have a steamer, it is ideal to place the food in it, over a pot that contains little water or broth.  When there is uniform heat around the food, it steams properly without being undercooked or overcooked.

Steaming vegetables is the best way to retain most of the nutrients.  When meat is steamed, it gets rid of excess fat and makes the meat low in fat.  Fish can be steamed carefully in a parcel or steamer basket.  Steamed food preserves the color, flavor, and nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.

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