Healthy eating, keeping fit and living longer are pretty much priorities for most of the population and we are flooded with information on new products that help us to eat, cook and live healthier. But which products actually work? Which kitchen appliances do we really need in our kitchens and what do we use them for? Here is your essential guide on what to buy and how it really will improve your health and lifestyle.
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Juices and smoothies can boost your fruit and vegetable intake and are a great way of getting the recommended 5 a day into your diet. Blending produce into a smoothie preserves fiber and can offer a range of health benefits from the vitamin boost that they offer. Also if you are a gym bunny then you can add your regular protein powder to smoothies for an added boost to your training.
One of the most important ways to maintain a healthy diet is to cut down on unnecessary fat. Many products can do this for you through the cooking process. It can be hard when cooking for a family and with many people trying to juggle work with family life, convenience is essential. Halogen ovens are a healthy and faster way to cook a wide range of foods, which can improve the health of all the family.
Air fryers are a another product that are an essential for those who love fried food. If you really love your fried food you do not have to give these up to ensure a healthier lifestyle, you just need to right products to help make them in a healthier way. A range of products are available on the market to cook chips and other fried foods. This is also another alternative to the oven that is quicker and more economical, using far less electricity than a conventional oven.
One of the most used kitchen appliances in my home is my George Foreman Health Grill. The angled grill channels fat and grease away from the food and unlike a conventional grill the plates apply gentle pressure to squeeze out a little extra fat making it the healthier option. As you are cooking from both sides the cooking process is also considerably quicker and cleaning takes just a few minutes. They can also be used as a panini press or sandwich toaster and are easy to store so are great machines even for a smaller kitchen.