Key Mistakes in the Kitchen That Harm Your Health

Most people probably already know that some items in our kitchen - like a cutting board - are in many cases dirtier than the toilet seat. But there are other things and habits associated with cooking and food storage that can be seriously detrimental to our health. By correcting these mistakes, we will be able to improve our physical health as easily as playing at Woo Casino.

Storing Milk in the Wrong Place

Any dairy products - milk, cheese, yogurt - should be stored on the fridge shelf. The temperature on it is lower than on the door, where most of us are used to keeping "dairy products," so it spoils there slower.

Letting the Food Cool for a Long Time Before Putting It in the Fridge

We don't recommend that you leave cooked food on the table or the stove off for more than 1 to 2 hours. At temperatures between 4 and 60 °C, dangerous bacteria multiply quickly in perishable food, which can cause a serious blow to your health and well-being.

Refrigerate food only in the fridge! We advise you to put it in an airtight container beforehand. If you go to the countryside, put all perishable foods in a refrigerator bag.

Not Renewing Dishwashing Sponges in Time

Research has shown that the kitchen sponge is the dirtiest item in our homes. These common dishwashing utensils contain large amounts of pathogenic bacteria, particularly salmonella and E. coli.

The most effective way to protect yourself is to soak the sponge after each use and, without wringing it out, put it in the microwave for 1 minute. Exposure to electromagnetic radiation greatly reduces bacterial contamination. However, this method is suitable for items that don't contain metal or plastic inclusions.

What's more, the sponges should be changed every 7 days.

Storing Bread Improperly 

Another common mistake. Bread should be stored in a cool, dry place, which in our kitchen is the refrigerator. However, make sure that the product is well packaged so that it doesn't absorb the odors of other foods.

Washing Fruits and Vegetables, Even if We Aren't Going to Eat Them Anytime Soon

After putting food in the fridge, mold can form on the surface over time. That is why fruits and vegetables should be washed just before cooking or eating. Mushrooms are an exception - due to their porous structure they absorb moisture like a sponge. However, after washing be sure to dry them with a paper towel.

Overcooking Pasta

Although chefs around the world strongly recommend boiling pasta until al dente, many housewives still prefer soft-cooked cones and pasta. However, overcooked side dishes have a higher glycemic index, which contributes to higher blood sugar levels. This, in turn, can lead to extra pounds and have a negative impact on the health of diabetics.

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