Frozen food are definitely the first choice for those workaholics out there who don’t have time to cook proper meal for themselves. Many company of this particular food products are opening their branches all over the world. Be it the frozen chicken from Malaysia, frozen meat in Singapore as well as frozen lamb from Turkey. Not just meat and poultry but also all sorts of food including vegetables and fruits. ‘Full of preservatives’, ‘highly processed’ and ‘lack of nutrition’ are among the most common complaints getting from health advocates around the world on frozen food. Despite its bad reputation in health-aware consumption among the health-freaks, you might be surprised that frozen food is not that bad after all – that, only if you know how to make full use of it. Believe it or not, it can also be the correct choice for your lifestyle. How is that possible?
Well, first and foremost, frozen foods can be a healthy choice for you. I mean, there a lot of choices you can get from different sections of this packaged and frozen food. All you need to do is looking at the ingredient lists and see if it consists of recommended substances or not. Be sure to avoid artificial ingredients and colourings and those unfamiliar to your kitchen. Also note to avoid sodium, trans and saturated fat as well as sugar (well if you cannot avoid all, make sure the content is low). If you spot protein and fibre, be rest assured that they are good for your health. Other tip for you is to make sure the only ingredients listed are the ones coming from vegetable or fruit. This is to prevent you from consuming a large amount of sodium found in the seasonings.
Another way of making your frozen food healthy is by adding them to your fresh food when preparing your meal. You might want to add your frozen vegetables to your dinner or lunch. Frozen vegetable will give your dish a much more delicious flavour. It can also supply you with the right protein and grains. This is true as frozen vegetables and fruits usually contain just as much nutrient as the fresh ones. If we look at the way the food is being taken care of the moment they are taken from the farm, it is reported that the fresh ones are often sprayed with chemicals in order to make them stable for quite a period of time. On the other hand, the frozen ones, after being taken from the farm will immediately get cleaned and frozen afterwards.
Besides being cheaper than its fresh counterparts, frozen food can also teach you how to live a healthy diet as it can control your food portion or intake. This is due to the fact that this particular meal comes in single servings, thus, indirectly teaches those who are trying to lose weight to control the size of their food intake. But this shall work hand in hand with your efforts of reading labels for nutritional information because if you don’t, you might end up eating a bomb in your diet. And by ‘bomb’ I mean the sodium, fats as well as calorie in the frozen food.
All in all, it can be concluded that frozen food, despite the negative complaints being thrown on them, can also be good to one’s health if it is being consumed properly. Consumers should be selective in choosing the right frozen meal for them to dine in and be attentive towards the nutritional information as well as the ingredients contain in the food.