Putting a variety of healthy foods on your plate is just the first step toward leading a healthy lifestyle. According to the culinary experts at Kitchen Charm, this food must be prepared properly in order to reap the nutritional benefits.
Q: How do food preparation methods affect the quality of meat and vegetables?
Kitchen Charm: Both meat and vegetables are inherently flavorful and contains vital nutrients our bodies need. When cooked incorrectly using high heat, excessive fat, or an overabundance of water, the vitamins and minerals of the food are destroyed along with its taste and consistency.
Q: Isn’t it necessary to cook certain meats in oil or another heat-transfer fat?
Kitchen Charm: Absolutely not. Even lean cuts of meat contain a certain amount of fat which gives flavor and help the cooking process. Frying foods with added oil is actually dangerous as overheated fats render acrolein, a carcinogenic compound.
Q: Won’t food cooked without a lubricating agent stick to my cookware…
Kitchen Charm: That’s true if you are using low-quality cookware. Kitchen Charm pots, pans, and bakeware were designed to distribute heat evenly by using the correct cooking temperature. This reduces the possibility of sticking.
Q: What are some signs that I’m using poor quality cookware and utensils?
Kitchen Charm: One of the first indications that you may need to upgrade is that your cookware does not transfer heat evenly and changes color the more you use it. Many times, aluminum and ceramic cookware retains food odors and is difficult to wash and maintain. Low-quality cookware is easily damaged and therefore a poor investment as it must be replaced every few years.
Q: How does Kitchen Charm cookware offer an advantage?
Kitchen Charm: Kitchen Charm cookware is backed by 50-year warranty and was built of innovative technology that makes it more functional than other cookware. Each piece was designed to resist corrosion and maintain its original luster for many years to come. Its metal alloy is environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic. Most importantly, Kitchen Charm cookware allows food to be cooked at lower temperatures without the use of health-damaging fats, meaning food retains its natural flavors, aromas, and visual appeal.