‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’
As anyone schooled in the culinary arts will tell you, preparing food for human consumption can be an exquisitely delicate process. Around the world the most common method used for processing food for the table is heat; and in this regard, heat can serve as either a useful tool—or a destructive force.
Every one of us has enjoyed the experience of sitting down to a well-cooked meal: not only does it look, smell, and taste good, but it also retains maximum nutritional value. Whereas overcooking a meal renders it unappetizing, if not downright inedible! And it is not just the taste, texture, and appearance of the food that suffer from the too-enthusiastic application of heat; more importantly, the vitamins and other key nutrients contained in the food will also undergo a drastic diminishment.
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