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  • Instead of using whole eggs, use double the number of egg whites for a heart healthy dish.
  • Do not cook green leafy vegetables with lime juice or tamarind as it prevents the absorption of nutrients.
  • Halve the salt content in your recipes. Improve flavour by stepping up the garlic or onion content.
  • Use leftover chicken bones to make stock. Use the stock for soups or even cook rice in it for added flavour.
  • Smoothies are an easy way of getting your fruit fix for the day. Just blend whatever fruit you have with low fat yoghurt.
  • Smoke Mustard oil first before using it to fry anything, which means you wait till you see smoke emerging from the pan. 
  • Herbs, vinegar, tomatoes and onions help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Herbs, vinegar, tomatoes and onions help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice is a healthy and delicious option to oil in salad dressings and sauces for chicken and fish.
  • Do not cook green leafy vegetables with lime juice or tamarind as it prevents the absorption of nutrients.
  • Be careful not to use cookware that contain lead or silver. Also never cook in painted pots and pans.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice is a healthy and delicious option to oil in salad dressings and sauces for chicken and fish.
  • The brighter the colour of the vegetable, the more nutrients it will contain. For instance, dark green spinach has more food benefits than light green lettuc.
  • Onions can be an important source of antioxidants if cut ten minutes before being eaten.
  • Do not cook green leafy vegetables with lime juice or tamarind as it prevents the absorption of nutrients.
  • When buying canned tuna, fruit or other food, choose options that are preserved in water or their own juices rather than in oil or brine.
  • Use whole wheat whenever your recipe calls for flour. Oatmeal, flax, bran, wheat germ and soy flour also works wonders.
  • Instead of using whole eggs, use double the number of egg whites for a heart healthy dish.
  • Substitute curd for mayonnaise, single cream or sour cream. Try using hung curd as pizza topping.
  • You can marinade chicken up to 24 hours and refrigerate it before you grill it.
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