Sunday, May 9, 2010

5 Things That You Must Have in Your Kitchen (I mean my kitchen =^_^=)

Hey guys!! I'm not cooking today. Just re-heat the pizza that I took from Mrs. E's yesterday. (pemalas)

So today I think I want to share with you guys about 5 things that you must have in your kitchen so that even though you are so busy with your exams and projects, you will still get the balance nutrients and enough energy for the day.

(This is actually what I will buy for my kitchen every time I go to Walmart. And I don't actually know whether it is balance or not but I think it is better than instant pizza kot. Hehe)

1. Fruits. You can buy any fruits that you want. But if you don't have enough budgets to spend on an apple or a banana per day, you can just buy small fruits like grapes and eat just like 2 or 3 grapes per day. I understand that you want to save some money to go to Europe or Florida or Pulau Perhentian because I am also a student. Hehe.

2. Bread. Once again, bread is quite cheap and easy to eat. You can just eat it plain or with peanut butter or nutella or with jam. It is not only cheap and easy to prepare, bread also nutritious. It has carbohydrates, dietary fiber, proteins, and some other good nutrients for your health. (Is there any bad nutrients?? Hehe)

3. Vegetables. Okay. This one is quite hard. I know not all people like to eat vegetables and maybe half of you guys don’t like it. BUT vegetables are good and easy to prepare and it just take a short time to cook since we do not want too much lost of vitamins and nutrients from it. Practice yourself to eat more veggies. =)

4. Milk. Ouh, everybody knows this is important. You also can use milk to cook quite a few things. Hehe. Do not buy a big bottle of milk if you are not going to drink it frequently because milk expire so fast due to its ingredients which is the ideal “house” for yeast and bacteria. Hehe.

5. Snacks. Haa… I’m not that cruel. Do buy some snacks that you like. But don’t eat too much. Okies!

That’s all I can think for now. And once again, this is just my opinion. For those who want to do some groceries this week or are trying to change your eating habit, you can try this. Start with a small amount of each food because most of them expire early except snacks.

Have a nice weekday! And good luck for those who are going to have exams this week including me. Dang!



Anonymous said...

well, you should read the whole ingredients when you buy bread...avoid this 5 ingredients

1. Sugar: Refined sugars should be avoided for several reasons:

They raise your insulin levels and as a result, can depress the immune system, weakening your ability to fight disease.
Further, they cause weight gain and promote storage of fat.
Lastly, refined sugars provide you with no vitamins or minerals, so in order for them to be metabolized, they draw on the body’s reserves of vitamins and minerals, depleting your body’s nutrients.

Solution: Look for foods that are naturally sweetened (fruit or honey). If you must have sugar, opt for pure cane sugar that has not been refined.

2. Bleached White Flour: Unbleached flour is a perfectly fine ingredient. However, if the product has bleached flour, stay away. The bleaching process takes a lot of the nutrients and fiber out of the flour. As a result, the product ends up having mostly empty calories, providing little to no nutritional value to your diet.

Solution: If choosing a wheat or grain based product, consume those that have whole grains or unbleached flour.

3. Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil / Hydrogenated Soybean Oil: Hydrogenated soybean oils are created because they have a higher melting point, which makes them attractive for baking and extends their shelf-life.

Unfortunately, they aren’t attractive to you or your waistline. These fats can cause coronary disease and may be linked to cancer.

Solution: Don’t consume products with these ingredients. Opt for those that have monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats instead.

4. High Fructose Corn Syrup: In short, high-fructose corn syrup is an unnatural product that is a very, very sweet, highly processed and refined cornstarch. This manufactured substance is sweeter than and digested differently than sugar.

The body processes it directly through the liver and is then stored as fat.

Further, there is once again, no nutritional value, giving you only empty calories to digest.
Lastly, this sweetener may be linked to several diseases including type 2 Diabetes.

Solution: Opt for only natural sweeteners, foods that are naturally sweet (fruit or honey) or natural herbs, such as stevia.

5. Aspartame/Saccharin/Sucralose/Phenylalkaline: Any artificial sweetener is bad for you. They are unnatural and are processed derivatives of food and/or chemicals that aren’t natural for us to digest. They can cause havoc on your metabolism and your energy levels. Further, there is strong evidence that these are toxic and may cause cancer, as well as other diseases.

Solution: Opt for only natural sweeteners or stevia, a natural sweet herb.

Ameera Fatin's Kitchen said...

Ouh thanks anonymous for the tips. Now I know. I thought all white bread are just bread, you know. Hehe. Thanks again. =)