Every day we get used to perform the same actions and lead the same way of life.
All would be nothing, here are just some of the "home" habits are not at all harmless.
This is especially true of the kitchen.
We have collected 12 bad habits that can seriously damage our well-being.
1. Eat on the couch
Dinner on the couch.
Many of us, after a hard day’s work, like to dinner reclining on a sofa in front of the TV. However, not many people know that such a meal may, over time, have a bad effect on the digestive system. The fact is that if the body is in the wrong position, food mixed with gastric juice can get back into the esophagus, which can cause heartburn or a feeling of heaviness. Also do not forget that sitting in front of the TV, you, first of all, strain your eyesight and hearing, and the process of absorbing food fades into the background. Our body and so poorly cope with two things at the same time, and at the end of the day - even more so. Therefore, in order not to disrupt the bowels, set aside 15 minutes to eat while sitting in silence in the kitchen.
2. Try spoiled food
Try food that is in doubt.
Many housewives have a habit of storing products that have expired a few days ago. Moreover, we often taste food that is in doubt. Of course, poisoning cannot be earned in this way, but it is impossible to determine if harmful bacteria are present in the products after they expire. However, this does not mean that they are not there. Remember, regular consumption of spoiled food in the future can lead to serious poisoning.
3. Bread in the fridge
Wrong storage of bread.
To keep bread from growing too fast, store it in a cool, dry place. For such purposes, a perfect fridge. Just make sure that the product is well packed. Otherwise, the porous structure of the loaf will absorb all the smells that hover in the fridge.
Put in the fridge washed vegetables and fruits.
Many housewives try to wash all the vegetables and fruits before putting them in the fridge. However, washed fruits lose their protective layer and deteriorate faster. But before you put the mushrooms in the refrigerator, they should be washed, dried with a paper towel and packed in a paper bag.
5. Leave food on the stove
Leave food on the stove for a long time.
It often happens that having prepared a dish, we leave it on the stove for 4-5 hours, waiting for the pan to cool completely. During this time, at room temperature, bacteria can begin to breed in the pan, which will accelerate the process of spoiling the food and can lead to poisoning. It’s easy to avoid such problems, just don’t leave pots on the stove for more than 2 hours.
6. Milk storage
Improper storage of milk.
Most often we store dairy products on the door. It is very convenient, because the shelves on the doors look as if they were made for bags and bottles of milk. However, few people know that the temperature on the doors is higher than on the shelves, which means that the shelf life of dairy products is slightly reduced. In order not to risk and not violate the conditions of storage, place sour cream, yogurt, kefir and milk on the top or middle shelf.
7. Dirty sponge
Rarely change the sponge.
Experienced housewives know that there are more germs on the old sponge than under the rim of the toilet bowl. To wash dishes with such washcloth is not only useless, but also dangerous. To prolong the life of the sponge, rinse it well after use, unscrew it and let it dry. Once a week, heat the sponge in the microwave. High temperatures are detrimental to most germs. And, of course, do not forget to change the washcloth every two weeks.
8. Overcooked pasta
Do not cook pasta longer than normal.
Overcooked pasta has a high glycemic index, which increases blood sugar levels and, accordingly, damages our health. In order not to harm your body, try cooking the pasta so that they remain a little solid inside. If this was not possible, fry them in a frying pan after cooking.
9. Thaw meat
Thaw meat under running water.
Surely, each of us at least once defrosted meat under running water, as this is the fastest way to defrost. However, to do this is strictly prohibited. A sharp temperature drop destroys the fibers, resulting in the meat losing its taste and attractive appearance. Remember, defrost meat products should be in advance, moving them into the refrigerator.
10. Use a lot of salt.
Use salt exclusively.
Everyone knows about the dangers of salt, but continues to use it, not knowing how to replace this seasoning. To give the dish a more saturated, salty taste, you can use lemon juice, balsamic, wine or apple vinegar. These substances will help reduce salt intake, which will have a positive effect on health and well-being.
11. One for all
Use one chopping board.
Wooden chopping boards have a porous structure that, like a sponge, absorbs all odors. Over time, a mass of harmful bacteria that can cause serious damage to health is diluted on such a platform. Therefore, in order to avoid trouble, it is necessary to acquire several separate plates for meat, fish and vegetables.
It is foolish to have only one knife in the kitchen. Believe me, cooking will become more pleasant, easier and safer if you have special knives with a clear purpose in your arsenal. There should be at least four of them in your kitchen: a cook knife, a versatile one, a vegetable and a bread one.