Tasty Techniques: How Cooking May Help Cure Obesity

January 23, 2015 5:56 PM

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With more cookbooks, television shows and stores dedicated exclusively to the culinary arts than ever before, you would think that we are a nation of gourmet chefs. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. As America's waistline expands, our knowledge surrounding cooking and nutrition seems to be shrinking away. Yes we all know someone that home-pickles, has mastered coq au vin and can whip but a soufflé in no time -- but that "culinarian" is now the rare exception. Studies show that if we cook we tend to have a lower body mass index. [1] Additionally, research also shows that children who dine with their family, even as much as twice a week, tend to have 12.6-13.5 percent less risk of obesity. [2]

Now more than ever we must learn some tasty cooking techniques to cook ourselves healthy. I know that most home cooks use recipes; however, I have always lived my life recipe-free and instead focus on basic cooking techniques. There are only a few; once you learn to master them you will see that a d...

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