Make The Most Of Your Vegetables
As we know, vegetables are packed full of nutrition and antioxidants. To maximize the antioxidants you obtain from your vegetables, eat them raw or steam them. Using other cooking methods to prepare veggies can result in a significant loss of antioxidants.
Nutritionists have tested the various methods of cooking vegetables and the effects of each. The study used fresh broccoli to compare the effects of steaming, boiling, and microwaving. Steaming resulted in only a minimal loss of antioxidants. Boiling led to a 66% loss of flavonoids (a type of antioxidant). Microwaving resulted in an amazing 97% loss of flavonoids, and major losses of other antioxidant types as well.
Vegetables are a wonderful source of fiber and nutrition. Get the most from your vegetables as possible!
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