The Benefits of Dehydrated Food

By | February 22, 2016

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Not long ago, dehydrated food was king.  It is inexpensive, the tools are a small investment, compared to the benefits.  Nowadays, it is experiencing a resurgence.  This article will list a handful of reasons why your household will want to participate in this exciting and traditional practice.

Nutrition

The key reason why many people prefer dehydrated food compared to cooked food, is this.  When many fruits and vegetables are cooked, the lion’s share of vitamins are lost.  With dehydration practices, there is a small loss of Vitamins A and B, but compared to traditional methods of food prep, this is much more preferable.

Storage

Be it meat, poultry, fish, or just fruits and vegetables, this is key.  One doesn’t need an icebox or a massive cooler.  Oddly enough, many that do dehydrate their own menus, their homes look like MRE museums.  Placement and developing healthy habits do have a cost, in the long run this is acceptable.

Variety

Baggies of salted meat chips, dried veggies and fruits, the smoothies, one has their hands full as they select how their household will approach their health goals.   The more creative one is, the better off the home will be.  Don’t be afraid to mix things up!

Economic Benefits

Sam’s Club or Costco members unite!  Bulk item purchasers will see significant savings already.  Now stack on top the change in their menu, and you have someone who has substantially more at the end of the year.  Don’t forget to document the healthy milestones, and celebrate these when they do pass.  Too much of a dour approach to something like this can ruin what benefits are present, keep in mind, there is more to life than just the pursuit of healthy living.

In Conclusion

Over the course of time, the at-home practice of dehydrating food is worth it.  The health benefits, the saved tens of dollars throughout the year, the pursuit of the lifetime goals, can make anyone or any home, a happier entity for all to share in.  Maybe it is time for you to look at dehydrating food for your family, and see how you will be positively impacted in your healthy living.