Did you know that a salad could be a whole meal? Do you want to know how to prepare one that is both healthy and satisfying? TFal & Chi are doing a salad prep demo that you don’t want to miss!
What is the importance of cooking at home?
TFAL: 10% or one in 10 of all Americans are getting their veggies and fruits every day. Only 1 in 10. The CDC recommends about three to four cup of vegetables every day or about two to three cup of Fruits,
When talking about the idea of the culture of cooking at home, less than 36% of Americans literally cook at home. And this is representative of actually the globe as a whole as you will So the more you cook at home and make your own foods, you are gonna be healthier. So you have to think about it that way. The more you cook, 36% of Americans cook and eat at home two to three times a week. Yes, that’s it. 56% of Americans are eating out quite a bit.
TFAL: When you cook, you have control over what you put in your body.
CHI: When you cook at home, you can control the sugars, the salts in there, the oils that are used. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, all those conditions are all in your control.
What are the nutritional components of fruits and vegetables and why are they healthy for you?
CHI: With vegetables, the darker they are, the higher the nutrient quality. Purple onions are full of fiber. Red peppers are good for metabolism, burning fat and providing vitamins. Cabbage is good for your GI tract and provides nourishment for the natural bacteria in your gut. Dried apricots are super good for your gut bacteria. Carrots and celery provide healthy carbohydrates. Egg whites are a great source of protein, 12 grams of protein. Aged cheese. Aged cheeses have a higher protein quality and are better for your body as well. Avoid eating the processed stuff.
What salad dressings do you recommend to keep a salad healthy?
CHI: Salad dressings in a store have a long shelf life. They’re on the shelf because they’re literally preservatives. They’re processed. So why would you think it’s good for your body when you can make your own right. Use fruits and vegetables to create our own dressings. Things like avocado. Avocado is creamy and is one of the things that can give you that healthy fat. Lemon. Lemon is really good for modulating your blood sugar.
TFAL: Olive oil. Olive oil when added to vegetables actually helps your body absorb nutrients better.
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