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Financial Education Benefits Center's Easy Tip for a More Nutritious Kitchen

Financial Education Benefits Center
Posted on: 13 Jul 18
Financial Education Benefits Center's Easy Tip for a More Nutritious Kitchen

PR Newswire

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 13, 2018

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Balancing the need for a nutritious meal with a need to balance the checkbook can be a tough passage to maneuver through. A grocery store can be a bit intimidating if one does not have an established approach to the cycle of shopping, cooking, enjoying and cleaning. Financial Education Benefits Center, a membership benefits program specializing in health and wellness, suggests one simple addition to the kitchen to assist in this process.

A cast iron skillet is both convenient and healthy. It's easy to clean, cooks evenly, costs less than comparable skillets and adds nutrition to food. "There are some pieces of cookware every person should have. Everyone needs a good knife, for example. But a cast iron skillet has actual health benefits. That's important to us at FEBC," said Jennifer Martinez, who manages the benefits program.

Anyone who cooks should consider investing in a cast iron skillet, especially since the investment can be paltry compared to other options. A high-quality 12-inch cast iron skillet should cost under $30 while a stainless steel skillet of the same size and quality may cost near to or over $100. Cast iron will also last longer, as it's near indestructible. It's easy to clean, as well, since it has a naturally nonstick surface once seasoned properly (seasoning a cast iron skillet is simply baking it with a thin layer of oil wiped on the cooking surfaces for a short amount of time). A great tip is to use salt as a cleaning product — sprinkle it liberally on the dirty skillet and scrub.

By far, though, FEBC believes the most important aspect of cooking with cast iron is that it fortifies food with added iron, an essential nutrient. Iron transports oxygen through the blood and muscles, and a lack of iron in red blood cells leads to iron deficiency or anemia. According to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, cooking spaghetti sauce in cast iron multiplied the iron content nearly 10 times — from 0.6 mg to 5.7 mg per 100 grams of sauce. Foods high in acid, like tomato-based sauces, absorb more iron than non-acidic food, but anything cooked in cast iron will have more iron nutrients than if it was cooked in another material. This is especially good news for those who have increased iron needs or aren't eating enough iron-rich foods.

Low iron, or any other nutritional deficiency, is a serious condition that should be approached with the help of an expert. One FEBC benefit available to members in the highest membership tier is the ability to talk with medical professionals 24 hours a day, allowing for the best advice when tackling this matter. While such a benefit is not insurance, it provides added convenience. Additionally, FEBC offers discounts on groceries, along with other health and wellness products and services that may augment a new kitchen habit designed to boost nutrition — whether that habit is cooking with cast iron or any number of activities and approaches on which FEBC offers discounts. 

"Our main goal at FEBC is our members' well-being. Cooking with cast iron is a small choice that can make a big difference towards having enough of a nutrient that your body absolutely must have," summarized Martinez.

About Financial Education Benefits Center

Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.

Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.

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To learn more about Financial Education Benefits Center, please contact:

Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
San Ramon, CA 94583

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Last updated on: 13/07/2018

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