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September 8, 2016

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Cooking is an essential part of life and has been for periods of human history. In fact, the “cooking hypothesis,” although controversial, is believed to explain why our ancestor, Homo erectus, emerged in our evolution with larger brains and smaller teeth than earlier species.1

Cooking makes nutrients more available—meat and other tough foods (like fish and some raw vegetables) can be chewed, digested, and absorbed more easily into the body. Some foods must be cooked to get rid of toxins and be edible in the first place, such as raw lima beans. When nutrients are abundant, growth and development are possible.

Today, nutrients (and calories) are extremely abundant and easy to obtain without significant energy expenditure. This may be partly to blame for the rise in obesity and chronic disease. Although the food we eat is “cooked,” many do not often prepare the food they eat themselves for a variety of reasons, such as time, lack of skills, cost and mo...

January 28, 2013

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While the occasional indulgence in fast food is nothing to go crazy over, it truly cannot be a part of our regular dietary patterns. Check out the some recent research below.

Fast food diet linked to asthma and eczema severity in kids, large study finds.

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