Editor in chief of Prevention magazine, Liz Vaccariello, shares the best ways to cook and store your favorite foods.
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Kitchen Storage Dos and Don'ts Dr. Travis Stork: We’re working our way to 50 do’s and don’ts to improve your health today with Prevention Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Liz Vaccariello and she’s got some great do’s and don’ts in the kitchen. Liz Vaccariello: Store your watermelon on the counter, not in the fridge to boost cancer fighting lycopene 40%. Refrigerate apples. Apples stored at room temperature deteriorate 10 times faster than those in the refrigerator. The best spot is the crisper, away from anything else. Keep apples, peaches and pears away from veggies because fruits emit ethylene as they ripen which can speed up deterioration. Steam asparagus vertically tips off so that it looses fewer nutrients while it’s cooking. Storing coffee in the fridge or the freezer exposes it to fluctuating temperatures which can lead to condensation. For a better brew, keep your coffee in an airtight container in the cabinet.