Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wisdom Wednesday

I eat my veggies mostly raw, but usually have cooked veggies in the evening as a side dish to wild-caught fish or in soups. You might be surprised to know that some foods are more nutritious cooked:
  • Spinach—You absorb more calcium, iron and magnesium.
  • Tomato—You absorb more lycopene.
  • Asparagus—Nutrient content is higher in slightly steamed asparagus.
  • Mushrooms—Provide more potassium when cooked.
  • Carrot—Cooking carrots whole provides more vitamins than raw.
However, vitamin C is destroyed by too much heat. Plus enzymes are destroyed by cooking. You can replenish enzymes by eating cultured/fermented vegetables like raw sauerkraut. The side benefit of the cultured foods is loads of probiotics.


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