Keep your Kitchen neat to stay healthy

Good Health is the greatest blessing of life. It’s just good nutrition that’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle but keeping your surroundings clean and neat plays equally an important role. Though many imbibe healthy habits, many are not aware of the fact that your kitchen can be one of the main reasons for food poisoning.

An untidy kitchen with an array of unclean appliances, a stack of unwashed plates and an overflowing dustbin packed full with discarded food – all of which are a breeding ground for disease and bacteria. Apart from these, a dirty kitchen towel is equally harmful.

A recent study revealed that dirty kitchen towels can help in the growth of pathogens which eventually leads to food poisoning. Comparatively, the multipurpose towels (wiping utensils, drying hands, holding hot utensils, wiping/cleaning surfaces) had a higher bacterial count than single-use towels and humid towels showed higher bacterial count than the dry ones.