Frozen foods have come under scrutiny over the years with many people labelling them in the same category as processed food. However, there is a difference between the two – a big difference. In fact, frozen foods can actually do wonders for your health. Here are 5 reasons why frozen food is good for you.
Frozen Foods are germ-free
Processed foods are full of salt in order to preserve them for longer and to better its taste. Interestingly, processed foods aren’t that tasty – it’s just the salt that is tickling your taste buds. Meanwhile, frozen food, on the other hand, does not require preservatives; it’s just being frozen in time until you are hungry. And of course, they are germ-free.
Frozen foods prevent wastage. Frozen food is measured and it’s easy to keep and use. You can cook what you need and save the rest.
Frozen food is generally cheaper than fresh food so you can buy in bulk and keep it in the freezer until you need it. There is nothing worse than coming home and realising there is nothing in the cupboards. A freezer full of food puts an end to that problem.
There is a belief that frozen foods are dangerous to eat. Not true; the freezing process actually reduces harmful bacteria. It’s the thawing process that can be harmful, but providing you store it correctly, and follow directions for freezing and cooking, then there is nothing to worry about.
Just because you buy fruit and veg doesn’t mean they’re fresh. Many supermarket vegetables are stored for weeks and during this time, they lose vitamin. As such, you may be losing out. On the other hand, frozen vegetables get picked and washed thus retaining all the goodness that you should be getting from your groceries.
By Damilola Faustino