Why You Should Be Weighing Your Food
Ditch the measuring cups and invest in a new kitchen scale— here are three reasons why you should make weighing your food a new habit.
Weighing Food is the Most Accurate Measurement
Taking cup or spoon measurements will never be as accurate as measuring the weight of your food. Measurements in cups or spoons only measure how much volume the food takes up. If the food is an odd shape or you can’t press it down, there will be air pockets and empty space. A weight measurement will always be consistent and accurate. You may notice your recipes will turn out more delicious this way!
Gain Control Over Your Nutrition
Keeping track of nutrition is especially important if you have kidney disease and are on dialysis. By weighing your food, you can more accurately keep track of how much sodium, potassium, and phosphorus you are eating. Even a small difference in the weight of your food can increase your intake of these nutrients without you realizing it. An inaccurate volume measurement can leave you feeling unwell and negatively impact your kidney health. Weighing your food can also ensure you have enough protein in your diet, which is equally important for kidney health.
It’ll Make Cooking Faster, Cleaner, and Easier
Instead of using various cups and spoons for food measurements, all you need to weigh your food is a kitchen scale. You’ll have fewer dishes to clean, which is music to anyone’s ears. You no longer have to rummage through your kitchen cabinets to find all the measuring utensils you need to make a simple dish. Cooking will be faster and easier, and there will be far less mess. Simply add your ingredients to a big mixing bowl, pressing the tare button between each. This will reset the weight to zero each time, so you know how much of everything to put in.