It’s Not Just What You Eat; It’s How You Cook It: Nine Kitchen Techniques to Aid Weight Loss

health Knowing how to prepare and to cook is equally as important as knowing what to eat. Cooking methods may play a role in adding calories to food or in eliminating vitamins from foods.

Key takeaways:

  • Certain cooking methods applied for specific foods help to preserve nutrient content, and to add calories.
  • Cut vegetables into bigger pieces to avoid them soaking in too much fat.
  • Do not remove skins on foods such as apples and potatoes. The skins/peels help to hold fiber and nutrients within the food.

Pressure cookers are not as scary as they look and in a short period of time, by sealing in the steam from boiling liquid, they can imbue ingredients with a depth of flavor that would require hours of conventional cooking.

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