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Cooking from Scratch Is so Important for Health, Some Medical Schools Are Now Teaching Doctors Cooking Skills

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  • Tulane University School of Medicine is now teaching medical students how to cook with real ingredients, in the hopes they may educate patients on healthier eating habits
  • A processed food diet increases your risk of obesity and chronic diseases associated with insulin and leptin resistance, courtesy of the excess fructose and lack of healthy fats and fiber in processed foods
  • How you cook your food influences its benefits and risks, as does the type of cooking oil you use. Ideally, use lower heat, and cook with stable fats like coconut oil, butter, and ghee

By Dr. Mercola

One of the easiest and best ways to improve your health and avoid disease is to eat real food; cooking your meals from scratch using whole ingredients, ideally organic, to avoid chemical additives and contaminants like pesticides.


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