There are hundreds, if not thousands of new, shiny, and high-tech kitchen gadgets on the market these days. We have all kinds of reasons for trying out the latest fancy accessory, whether it cuts cooking time in half, or enables us to create dishes that we wouldn’t be able to make without them, or whether they are simply fun to use. But when choosing which cooking utensil to buy, your top priority should be your health. Here are four useful kitchen appliances for health conscious individuals: most are old tried-and-true devices that have been around for generations.
The single most important item in your kitchen is water. In addition to drinking and using it as an ingredient in your cooking, we need it to wash our food as well as for cleaning up the dishes and the kitchen when we’re done. If the cleanliness of your water supply is an issue for your community, a good water filtration system is the best way to ensure your drinking water is pure. And as long as you change its filter every three months, you will have a constant supply of clean water for free.
If you’re trying to switch to healthier eating habits, a yogurt maker is another must-have kitchen gadget. While our supermarkets are stocked to the ceiling with hundreds of yogurt brands, most of them are not as healthy as they claim. They are full of preservatives, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and other artificial ingredients. With your own yogurt maker, you can control the amount of sugar and other ingredients that go into your yogurt, and feel better knowing that the fruit that it contains is fresh.
Blenders are a popular kitchen gadget that has long been standard among home cooks for generations. This faithful appliance can contribute to your healthy kitchen by enabling you to create scores of recipes containing fresh fruits and vegetables. During the summer, you can create smoothies from the produce you bring home from farmers’ markets: avocados, strawberries, kale, bananas, spinach, and so much more.
Like the blender, the juicer is another popular gadget which can overcome the limitations that the blender has. Juicers can take out the fiber from fruits and most vegetables. This comes in very handy if you want your body to more easily absorb nutrients from your fruits and vegetables.
These gadgets that we use on a daily basis can actually have a strong connection to your state of health. A healthful kitchen appliance is one that allows you to create the freshest foods possible in the most convenient way. So next time you’re tempted to buy the next high-tech kitchen gadget, ask yourself if it can help improve your health in addition to your lifestyle.