There is no disputing that a proper diet is paramount to overall health and well-being and the way we prepare our food plays a major role in the nutrition we intake. Kitchen Charm offers a unique and innovative solution for those seeking a better way to cook.
Q: Is diet more important than exercise when it comes to physical health?
Kitchen Charm: Absolutely. Many experts use the 80/20 rule. 80% of health is what you eat and 20% is in the physical activities that you do.
Q: What sorts of health issues are directly linked to a poor diet?
Kitchen Charm: The old saying “you are what you eat” is a clever analogy for the relationship between your health and your diet. Improper nutrition is the main cause of almost all chronic diseases known to man, including diabetes, heart disease, and even certain non-genetic cancers.
Q: Does food preparation really matter?
Kitchen Charm: More than you might think. Consider this: a 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast cooked with water contains fewer than 200 calories. A similar-sized piece of fried chicken contains more than 320 calories and introduces a number of unhealthy fats from the oil it was cooked in. That’s nearly twice the calories. Spread over three to four meals each day, the added calories and fat equal big trouble for our health.
Q: Do different preparation methods change the nutritive values of foods?
Kitchen Charm: Yes. Studies have shown that food prepared using unnecessarily high heat or in boiling water can destroy 90% of the vitamins and minerals that make it a healthy option in the first place.
Q: How does eating food void of nutrients change our appetites?
Kitchen Charm: When you eat healthy and nutritious food that is been prepared correctly, your mind and body stay satisfied longer since your body can efficiently use those nutrients. Eating junk food and ill-prepared meals gives your body unsustainable energy that can only be used in short bursts. As a result, you will eat more in volume and less in quality.
Q: Why is it a bad idea to boil vegetables?
Kitchen Charm: Aside from diminishing their nutritional value, boiled vegetables lose their culinary appeal in both taste and appearance since vegetables are made up of nearly 90% water, in most cases.