I've been buying Kale chips and raw 'cookies' ( dehydrated veggies plus flax seeds) and thinking of making them myself by buying a dehydrator so I can have some nice snacks on the go and then I asked myself 'Does it make sense to dehydrate?'
Given that I rarely snack and usually have these for lunch as I function better during the day with small portions of food I was wondering if it makes sense to dehydrate at all.
Given that the water content is greatly reduced by dehydrating, wouldn't dehydrating mean that you are more likely to overeat the food in question as the food is essentially 'shrinked' and therefore experience less satiety? Isn't a pack of beef jerky a lot more beef than I would normally eat in one sitting?
So bang for calorie buck doesn't it make more sense to eat the fruit, beef/ veggies in their 'whole' state?
But since it's quite a popular thing to do, I feel like I am missing something basic here.
Could someone please educate me on the benefits of dehydrating apart from the yummy factor. Thanks guys