4 Healthiest Ways to Cook Vegetables
It is well-known fact that vegetables are really good for health, especially when you cook vegetables in ways that maximize their benefits.
A number of studies show that process of cooking make it easier for your body to absorb nutrients from veggies.
Scientists distinguish four healthiest ways to cook vegetables:
- Steaming. Steaming is considered to be one of the best ways to cook vegetables as it’s best to keep cooking time, temperature and the amount of liquid to a minimum.
- Microwaving. Cooking veggies in microwave oven use a little amount of water and can heat the vegetables from inside, preserving nutrients.
- Sauteing. Sauteing in a small amount of healthy cooking oil is a great way to cook veggies. Experts say that addition of olive oil appears to increase the absorption of phytonutrients like phenols and carotenes.
- Griddling, baking and roasting. Vegetables griddled with a bit of olive oil can develop intense flavour and be healthy. Baking or roasting depend on a particular vegetable.
Which way is the best? The correct answer: it depends on the vegetable.
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