I know cooking is overwhelming. If you’re new to it, it’s easy to brush off and say “I’ll never be a ‘cook’.” But there are some very simple common sense guidelines I believe every single person should know, and it may be the difference between life and death for your health habits. This isn’t for fitness gurus, it isn’t for homemakers, it’s for everyone. College kids, adults who weren’t taught, even adults who still don’t fully understand their kitchen. These are the basics, the necessary essentials, that will hopefully make cooking a practical and approachable topic.