Along with the scarcity of cooking oil in various regions, the Minister of Trade, Muhammad Lutfi, revoked the regulation on the Highest Retail Price (HET) for cooking oil.
This causes the price of cooking oil to soar.
To save on the use of cooking oil, you can eat steamed food.
5 Reasons Steamed Food is Healthier
Citing healthyoptions.com here are 5 reasons steamed food is healthier:
1. Lowers Cholesterol
When cooking meats such as lamb or beef, steaming removes fat from the meat.
Meanwhile, conventional cooking methods, such as grilling, grilling or frying, allow the fat to seep into the meat.
Getting rid of fat makes meat lower in calories and lower in cholesterol.
Plus, steaming eliminates the need for cooking oil or fat, which results in a lighter and healthier meal.
2. Maintain Fiber, Color, and Taste of Vegetables
Steaming vegetables keeps the color of the vegetables like their natural color.
Not only that, steaming also prevents the vegetables from getting too mushy, it also allows them to retain their original color, taste and freshness.
If you want to add an aromatic taste to your food, you can add herbs and spices to the water.
3. Retains Vitamins and Minerals
Many of the vitamins and minerals found in vegetables are lost by some conventional cooking methods.
Steaming ensures that vitamins, such as B vitamins, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, biotin, B12, pantothenic acid and vitamin C, as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, are not lost.
4. Fast and Easy
By cooking on a single heat source, you can make different layers of food stack one on top of the other, saving time, energy and money!
5. Cleaner Kitchen
Steaming makes the kitchen oil -free, smoke -free, and clutter -free.
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