How to organize the refrigerator in a healthy way for children
Our children deserve all the attention in terms of their food and something that we do not take into account is the organization of the refrigerator . However, it is an important issue to preserve food in the best condition, to make better use of the products and to optimize the purchase. We have so
Our children deserve all the attention in terms of their food and something that we do not take into account is the organization of the refrigerator. However, it is an important issue to preserve food in the best condition, to make better use of the products and to optimize the purchase.
We have some recommendations to organize the refrigerator in the healthiest way for children. Although the fundamental premise is that all the products we consume are healthy and natural. A diet based on fresh foods is the secret to avoid childhood obesity.Tips for organizing the refrigerator
1. Cold chain.
The first thing we have to take into account when storing and consuming food is that we should not break the cold chain. When less time passes since we make the purchase until we store it in the refrigerator, the nutrients will be better preserved. 2. Overload. The refrigerator must not be overloaded
so that it does not consume so much energy and so as not to cause excessive cooling that could damage the food and the refrigerator itself. 3. Cold. The cold is distributed differently in the refrigerator. The coldest zone is the one above or the one closest to the freezer. We will place the food according to the refrigeration they need. 4. Upper area.
In the upper part, the coldest area, it is advisable to place those cooked products or ready to consume, such as the ready-to-eat food tupper or the sausages.5. Middle zone.
In the central part of the refrigerator, it is recommended to organize dairy products such as cheeses and yogurts and packaged foods. 6. Bottom zone.
Raw foods such as meats and fish are placed in the cooler part of the refrigerator. These are the foods that care require and should be separated from the rest of the products. 7. Drawers.
The drawers of the refrigerator are reserved for vegetables and those fruits that require refrigeration. 8. Not refrigerated.
Some foods such as garlic, onions, avocado, tomatoes, bananas or potatoes can lose their flavor and also nutrients if stored in the refrigerator. 9. Expiration.
Despite what some health authorities say , we should never give our children any product with the expiration date expired. To avoid throwing food, it is best to place the food from front to back according to its expiration. 10. Doors.
Reserve the doors of the refrigerator to store soft drinks, bottles, sauce cans and those products that are more resistant to temperature changes so that they do not break down when the door is opened and closed continuously.Laura Vélez.