You probably think you eat your food correctly. After all, you’re just eating and there is no right and wrong about it, right? If this is what you believe in, then you are absolutely wrong. If you stop and really think about it, you will notice that there are annoyances that you have to go through each time you try to enjoy your food.

Instead of what you are used to, here are 11 strategies you should incorporate in your life to make eating much easier for you and definitely more convenient:

1. Bananas

If you have seen how monkeys eat bananas, you’d know that the correct way to peel a banana is not from the stem down. Flip it over, give the bottom a gentle squeeze, and the peel will easily open on its own.

2. Cupcakes

Does the frosting always get around your face whenever you eat cupcakes? You don’t have to go through that again. You can make things easier by twisting off the bottom half of this food and place it on top.

3. Black Tea

Instead of adding milk to your tea, stay away for dairy whenever you want to take a sip. Although milk will not affect the benefits of tea, it does reverse the cardiovascular effects because the proteins bind with the tea’s catechins.

The food pyramid tells you what to eat, but what about how to eat them? / PicHelp
The food pyramid tells you what to eat, but what about how to eat them? / PicHelp

4. Strawberries

If you cut a strawberry open, you should consume it immediately because the nutrients, particularly vitamin C, can deteriorate.

5. Garlic

While vitamin C deteriorates when exposed to air, the enzyme that fights cancer in garlic known as allicin needs the exposure. After chopping your garlic, let it sit for at least 10 minutes before you throw it into the pan or into any dish.

6. Yogurt

If your yogurt has that watery substance on top, don’t pour it down the sink. This substance is actually whey that contains vitamin B12, protein, calcium, and phosphorus.

7. Tomatoes

To get the cancer and heart disease fighting lycopene from tomatoes, cook them at about 190 degrees Fahrenheit.

8. Mangoes

To avoid that messy slicing, use a glass and slide the mango after cutting the fruit in half.

9. Carrots

Some veggies are best eaten raw, but not carrots. Increase their beta carotene by cooking them before you consume them.

10. Asparagus

Most people microwave asparagus, but this will deplete the vitamin C content of this vegetable. Instead, stir fry or steam your asparagus to retain the vitamin C and its crispiness.

11. Kale

Instead of cooking kale, consume it raw to enjoy its many health benefits, which include folate, vitamin C, calcium, and many other nutrients.

Whether it is to preserve the nutrients or to eat the food without mess, you know it’s time to change your current food-eating habits.