As the saying goes “what you are is what you eat”, our health mainly depends on the food we intake. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that the food we consume is clean and healthy at all times. If not, it can lead in negative health effects which may even out your life in danger. Here are some tips to make sure that the food you eat is both healthy and clean.
The first step to ensure personal hygiene is to wash your hands with soap before preparing or touching any food item. Germs can easily get into your hands from elsewhere which may eventually come in contact with food. Other things you need to ensure are to keep your finger nails clean and short and to avoid sneezing or coughing near any food.
Keep your kitchen clean
To make sure that the food you are your family consume is healthy, it should all start with a clean kitchen. Make sure you clean your kitchen thoroughly at least once a week and make sure it is organized in a manner that dust and germs are minimized. You can consider the use of items such as a wire shelving rack to store kitchen utensils in order which makes it easier for you to keep plates, pans or mugs clean and tidy at all times.
Food while travelling
As long as you are home, you can control the level of hygiene that your food is exposed to. However, when you are away from home, there is always a likelihood of experiencing negative health effects such as food poisoning due to outdoor foods. In order to prevent this, an alternative is to pack and seal food from home which can be retained for a couple of days. You can consider purchasing a vacuum sealing machine in Singapore for your home where you can do this in a couple of seconds. Due to the lack of oxygen within the packaging, the food is likely to be free of bacteria and germs.
Keep the home environment clean
The kitchen is not the only part of the house which needs to be clean in order to ensure a good health. Make sure that the surroundings of your house do not contain any rubbish or animal faeces. Insects such as flies that come in contact with such particles can always spread germs in your kitchen and your food. Therefore, make sure your trash can is always covered which can prevent contact of flies.