Get the most bang for your nutritional buck!

Eating vegetables — cooked or raw — is always a good idea. Something worth investigating (don’t worry, I already did the investigating for you) is whether cooking your veggies is actually robbing your healthy produce of the nutrients your body was so looking forward to.

After all research was done, the bottom line is that most produce does hurt from using heat. Though some vegetables, such as tomato and carrots, benefit from the cooking — heat breaks open the plant cells in tomatoes, allowing for your body to better absorb the lycopene; the beta carotene levels in carrots are increased — let’s be honest, who has the time or energy to look up whether every vegetable you cook should hit the heat or not. Continue reading