A food dehydrator delivers many foods with the same vitamins and minerals as their fresh counterparts. Dried foods can be expensive at the store. A food dehydrator allows you to preserve fresh, nutritious foods in your own home at a fraction of the cost. The shelf lives of dehydrated foods can be decades long. Add your favorite nuts to dehydrated apples, pineapples, grapes, or cranberries for a tasty and healthy trail mix. Make genuine jerky from beef, pork, or turkey, and even make chips from sturdier fruits like bananas and plantains.
Air fryers are kitchen appliances that fry foods by circulating hot air around the food. Air-fried foods are believed to be healthier than deep-fried foods because they don’t require any oil and produce a similar taste and texture. Air-fried foods are lower in fat, calories, and acrylamide than deep-fried foods, making them the healthier option.
Sous vide retains more nutrients and vitamins than other methods of cooking. Exposure to heat, water, and oxygen are the things that typically destabilize all of those wonderful nutrients when we’re cooking, whether by charring meat to over-carbonization or leaching vitamins into water while boiling. Because your food is contained, all of those nutrients are sealed in.
Sous vide makes it easier to digest most foods. Many vegetables require at least light cooking to make their nutrients most bioavailable, or easy for our body to access through digestion. Cooking animal proteins, and in particular land-based ones, breaks down collagen into gelatin, which is easier for our body to absorb.