Cooking Method Matters

Posted 02/21/2012 | By HealthCorps

Raw fruits and vegetables usually provide more vitamins than their cooked counterparts, but there are ways to prevent nutrient loss while still savoring prepared foods! Careful cooking with minimized heat and water may only result in a 5-15% nutrient loss (compared to processed foods, which can lose 50-80%!)

This week, try steaming or quick sautéing vegetables and cooking meat over low heat to preserve as many nutrients as possible. You might even discover a new favorite recipe!

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