Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vegetables...cook or not to cook?

Is there a nutritional difference between eating vegetables raw or cooked? It depends on the vegetable. Eat them raw when applicable, like carrots, red peppers or celery. Cook vegetables you don't normally eat raw, such as asparagus (although I do like it raw too!) beans, broccoli and snow peas as quickly as possible to preserve nutrients. With a few foods, cooking may enhance nourishment. For example, lycopene, a phytonutrient in tomatoes, is absorbed into the body better from cooked or processed tomatoes.
Eat your veggies!

Nothing tastes as good as fit feels! Kathy Hensler

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