Your kitchen: The best place to get healthy


The power to take control of your health starts when you get behind the stove.

That’s the message that Rebecca Katz will share with her audience during her presentation, “The Power of Yum: Where Great Taste and Nutrition Meet” on May 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

The presentation is geared for anyone interested in learning more about healthy living, survivors of disease and people with a genetic predisposition to disease.

“What you put on the end of the fork affects how you feel,” Katz says.

“There’s a lot of scientific evidence that shows how eating can help us deal with chronic disease and cancer. Food is our best medicine for healthy living.”

During her presentation, she’ll share her secrets for helping you cook more frequently, finding time to cook and getting more flavor out of your food. There will also be plenty of time at the end of the session for questions.

She wants to let people know the kitchen doesn’t have to be a scary place.

“Having a strategy can help you approach cooking,” Katz says. “It’s not something you have to do all at once. I’ll show people techniques for shopping, preparing and planning meals. You don’t have to wait until 6 o’clock and do everything. If you carve out a little bit of time each day, you can make it happen. “

But what if you find yourself saying, “I just don’t have enough time?”

That’s an excuse Katz has heard before—many, many times.

“There’s a myth that we don’t have enough time,” Katz says. “But think about how much time we spend behind computer screens. The biggest challenge people face when it comes to healthy eating is putting priorities first.”

During her presentation, Katz will encourage people to experiment with herbs, spices and natural flavors to get the most taste out of food. You’ll find out why your kitchen should be stocked with lemons, limes, parsley, ginger and mint.

She can even help you learn to cook vegetables that taste good to you and your family.

“Vegetable dishes at restaurants are overcooked and undercooked—they never get any love,” Katz says. “They don’t make it to the center of the plate. But they should be there.”

This cookbook author and well-known speaker said she’s started to see a renewed interest of people who want to cook more. She said that’s because society is starting to see the negative results of processed food—more people suffering from obesity and chronic disease across the country.

“We’re starting to see how eating poorly can wreak havoc on your body,” Katz says.

Interested in learning more? Click here to register for the event.

This blog post was contributed by Jessica Levco, the editor of Health Care Communication news.

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Your kitchen: The best place to get healthy