Worried About Freezing Food? Don’t, Here’s 5 Reasons Why Frozen Grub is Good For You

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From Men's Health

As official government guidelines state during the coronavirus pandemic, you shouldn’t stock pile and only buy what you need. However, not everyone is following suit, and many are panic buying. Walk through the shopping aisles and you’ll clearly see that some items are selling faster than others.

However, frozen food hasn’t been hit as hard as its dry pasta and sauces counterparts.

For many years, frozen food has come under scrutiny with many people labelling them in the same category as processed grub. But 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 foods are the heroes you deserve:

1. Frozen Food Is Free From the Nasty Stuff

Processed foods are full of salt in order to preserve it for longer and to better its taste. And yes, you guessed it, processed foods aren’t that tasty - it’s just the salt that is tickling your taste buds.

Sodium is also included in processed foods to enhance colour and help bind ingredients. Frozen food, on the other hand, does not require preservatives; it’s just being frozen in time until you are hungry.

2. Frozen Food is Still Fresh

Just because you buy fruit and veg doesn’t mean they’re fresh. Many supermarket vegetables are stored for weeks, and with research stating a clear link between storage and vitamin loss, you may be losing out. On the other hand, frozen vegetables get picked, washed and blanched within the hour, locking in all the goodness that you should be getting from your groceries.

3. Frozen Food Doesn’t Go to Waste

According to research, seven in 10 households will regularly throw away up to 20 items of fresh or chilled food straight into the bin every month. Frozen food is measured and it’s easy to keep and use. Cook what you need and save the rest.

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4. Frozen Food is More Convenient

Getting lean takes time, effort and a whole lot of good food. Frozen food is generally cheaper than fresh food, so you can buy it and keep it in the freezer until you need it.

5. Frozen Food is Safe

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 thawing and cooking, then there is nothing to worry about.

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