5 FOODS YOU'RE PROBABLY EATING WRONG
Kefir, amaranth, matcha… pronouncing the names of all the newly trendy foods is hard enough, but eating them the right way? That’s a whole other ball game.
Whether it’s a trendy food like flaxseed or a classic food like garlic, there’s a good chance you might be eating it wrong. So take a look at this list to make sure you’ve been preparing these foods the right way.
Flaxseed: Sprinkling them in your morning smoothie may not provide all the health benefits as advertised. Because of the way the nutrition stands in the flaxseeds, it’s almost locked away. In order to receive the most health benefits, scientists are finding that the best way to eat flaxseed is to grind them up
Strawberries: Summertime is the best time for strawberries, but be careful when you cut into them. Cutting strawberries ahead of time exposes the fruit to oxygen that deteriorates some of the nutritional benefits. Try to keep the strawberry whole as you bite into it!
Garlic: In the exact opposite manner of strawberries, garlic actually benefits from air exposure. Before adding garlic to your meal, chop it up and let it sit for about 10 minutes in order to receive the best benefits.
Asparagus: Even though it’s easy to steam veggies in the microwave, these ready-made bags hurt the amount of vitamin C in the veggie. Instead of throwing it in the microwave, try pulling out the pots and steaming the vegetables to release all the nutrients.
Black Tea: Tea is fabulous, but only really in its natural source. Though it seems it might taste better with a splash of milk, the nutritional benefit of black tea is cut when milk is added. It binds the proteins and keeps the body from absorbing them.
Any other questions about the food you eat? Give CORE Physical Therapy a call today to get great nutritional advice.