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How Should You Eat Your Veggies?

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:33 PM Current | Bio | Archive

One of the most popular posts on Hairpin, a lifestyle blog for millennial women, is a collection of stock photos called “Women Laughing Alone With Salad.”

The posts feature pictures of women of all ages tossing and indulging in leafy greens and other raw vegetables.

We're always glad to see people smiling while they're eating vegetables, because those phytonutrient powerhouses are definitely something to be happy about.

But what’s the best way prepare them so you can get the most nutritional bang for your bite?

Well, it turns out that eating a daily combination of raw and cooked veggies delivers the most nutrients and fiber, and helps your body absorb them.

Here are some prep tips for getting the optimum nutrition from your veggies:

• Steam, sautee, or roast (never boil) carrots, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, asparagus, cabbage, and peppers. That helps preserve vitamin C and boosts the availability of beta carotene and other carotenoids, the building blocks of vitamin A, which is essential for eyesight, bone growth, immune system regulation, and more.

• Cooking tomatoes increases the concentration of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that studies indicate may help prevent cardiovascular disease as well as prostate, breast, colon, and lung cancers.

• Cooking vegetables in vegetable oil helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K. Chopping also helps release the nutrients for better absorption.

• Eating veggies raw protects the vitamin C they contain, but you want to add extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, or nuts to them to help your body absorb those fat-soluble vitamins from uncooked produce.

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