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01/88 Healthy Frozen Foods You Must Try
When it comes to preparing easy and quick meals, nothing beats the convenience of frozen foods. Food provides us with the essential nutrients and minerals that we need to stay fit. With so many alternatives and substitutes in the market, it becomes a question of affordability more than heath. Most of the population believes frozen items to be unhealthy but nutritionists have something different to say. Frozen food items can be stored in your freezer for a long time and can be prepared in a few minutes. However, they have gained a bad reputation over the years for being processed, being less nutritious and more expensive. This doesn’t make them avoidable but also not the most obvious choice of consumption. Here the question arises if frozen foods are healthy? Freezing food items doesn’t make them healthy or unhealthy, it all depends on the nutritional value of the food. Due to the disrepute of frozen food items many consumers prefer not to purchase them. Freezing food items doesn’t affect the amount of calories, the fibre content or the amount of minerals. Although, you may think that it’s better to avoid the frozen foods aisle, there are also healthy items that are the right choice for your health, budget and lifestyle. Nutritionists suggest that you can buy raw food items which tend to remain fresh and nutritious.
Broccoli is considered to be one of the healthiest veggies because of its nutritional makeup. It is a great source of vitamins K and C, rich in folic acid and loaded with fibre and antioxidants to fight cancer. It also improves digestion and provides natural detoxification.
03/8Baby Spinach Greens
Frozen spinach is nothing different than the ones you buy directly from a vegetable vendor. It still has a high content of nutrients in a calorie-low package. It is good for skin, hair and bone health as spinach has a rich source of fibre, folate, iron and calcium.
Who doesn’t love sweet corn? When you feel low on energy, consuming a cup of sweet corn can gain you vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are a good source of fibre and proteins.
Cauliflower or as we call it ‘Gobhi’ is a cruciferous vegetable that is naturally rich in fibre and B-vitamins.
We all have been using frozen peas when their prices get high. Frozen peas are a good source of magnesium, potassium and calcium. Diets rich in these nutrients prevent high blood pressure and keep your heart healthy.
07/8Frozen Chicken and Meat
Chicken and meat are a good source of protein and amino acids respectively. It is also beneficial that proteins from poultry and meat are easily digested than proteins obtained from whole wheat.
Fish provides us with low-fat high quality proteins. They are a good source of essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B2.