Cooking and healthy meals are quite simple and healthy in our life. You just have to follow some normal criteria to prepare your food.
Many foods are cooked before eating. And the excess of this is to destroy diseases that are present in almost every food like meat. Cooking makes food more digestible. There is so much food that needs to be cooked properly like wheat and beans. Cooking makes food tastier; However, for many raw foods, such as wheat and millet, rice, beans and among others, when eaten raw, do not have the taste until they are well cooked.
There are various methods of cooking but am going to mention three which are; steaming method, baking or roasting method, and frying method.
However, frying is not a good method of cooking, because many foods are quickly prepared in this way and this makes it more difficult to digest. When too much of oily food reaches the stomach it may not digest very well. Continuous fried food may lead to indigestion.
However, in the kitchen proper cooking of food has so much to do with our health and our family or people and friends eaten this food. More attention and concentration should be given to the matter of having a good kitchen to cook your meals. The kitchen should be thoroughly clean always before cooking and after cooking.
Everywhere in the kitchen must be kept clean to the maximum. Buckets and other receptacles, with covers, should be provided for the refuse and the dirty water. Refuse and dirty water should be taken seriously, as this may cause germs to breed rapidly.
The food should be covered and kept in a well-ventilated cupboard, so as to prevent other insects and bacteria to enter the body. However, some bacteria cannot be dead by cooking the food. For this reason, all food should be kept clean and place where mice, flies e.t.c cannot reach eat.
What you should observe while cooking
Certain diseases can be passed to everybody that eat your food. That is while following basic hygienic procedures. Washing the hands before cooking is very important before preparing your food. This should include a thorough cleaning of the hand by scrubbing under fingernails with soap and water and a brush; this we prevent the diseases in your hand from entering the food
The premises where the cooking is done is also very important and should be kept clean. Sinks and tabletops should be washed thoroughly before and after cooking healthy meals. All peelings and waste should be kept covered until final disposal. Windows and doors should be clean. Care should be taken to keep ants and mice from entering the food.
You should always use clean cotton to wipe the clean glasses and other items of tableware. From a point of view, it is not normal to use a cloth used to clean dust or sweat from the eyes to clean the table where food is to be served. You should always cover your mouth with a clean handkerchief when coughing and sneezing. Always avoid taking besides the food while cooking
because a lot of bacteria are in the mouth.
All raw food should be washed thoroughly before served such as salad, grapes. Handling silverware or drinking cup that comes In contact with the mouth is to be avoided. The glass should be grasped near its base, and the fingers being kept away from the drinking edge.
After you finish cooking an healthy meals, ensure the dirty dishes and cutlery are washed thoroughly and immediately. However, washing the dishes with hot water is very good. Before anybody cooked for you make sure he/she observe the precaution in place and do a proper routine check-up before cooking.