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Yes...: Heating / cooking of vegetables may break down certain proteins and nutrients. Raw vegetables generally have more nutrients as compared to after they are cooked. ...Read more
3 years after my colon resection. I still have a lot of cramping and gas. Can I eat fiber after colon resection? Should I cook vegetables? Thank you.
Dear dr. What happens when we cook food with vegetable oil? Specially for frying. The bad side of health. What is your advices? Please enlight me.
Healthy ones: Try using olive oil and low saturated oils such as grape seed oil. Also peanut and sunflower oils are good as well. ...Read more
If you cook it: It is common and safe if you actually cook the raw meat. You can use a wok and call it stir fry. Where you can get in trouble is cutting raw meat on a cutting board, then cutting vegetables on the same board without thoroughly cleaning it and serving those veggies raw or in a salad. ...Read more
Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.
OK for most BUT...:
Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. If boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking.
Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See
http://www. Scientificamerican. Com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read more
Okay to put frozen vegetables in the boiling water with pasta at the BEGINNING and cook with pasta or will that destroy all the veggies nutrients?
Pregnant. The frozen vegetables I have been eating daily for past 6 months have been recalled for listeria. I cook them, should I worry about baby?
Call doc: If well cooked, vegetables are safe. If raw, then please check on batch no if possible. DO call and let your doctor know. ...Read more
Is it safe to consume vegetable/canola/sunflower/corn type of oils without cooking them? I just pour over my pasta, but not actually cook with them.
Yes, however...: Cooking makes virtually all oils more toxic so it is far better to have them raw than cooked. However, many nutrition experts advise avoiding most vegetable oils. Olive oil would be a better choice than any of the ones you mention. See http://bit. Ly/18mu5yg and http://www. Eatingrules. Com/2012/02/cooking-oil-comparison-chart/ & http://authoritynutrition. Com/healthy-cooking-oils/. ...Read more
What are the healthiest u.S./local vegetables that I can find in farmers' markets in the late summer and fall? What should I eat to prepare for wntr?
There are many: Local produce is the healthiest because it is freshest. Ayurveda suggests you eat the available seasonal produce to prepare yourself for the next season. We are designed to consume foods in rhythm with the planetary seasonal cycles where we live. Check out the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen on the website of environmental working group (ewg. Org) this will guide you to smart organic choices. ...Read more
Darkly colored ones: Such as broccoli, spinach, kale, beets, pumpkin, squash, carrots, beans, peas. Anything that is white, incidentally is not a vegetable except cauliflour and parsnips. So don't count potatoes as vegetables! Tomatoes are technically fruit, but they are eaten as if vegetables and they are darkly colored, so eat them too. They are especially healthy when cooked, or in paste and sauces. ...Read more
Enzymes: Some of the enzymes may be destroyed. ...Read more
Learn to love: Technically, potato is not a vegetable, its a tuber. And corn has far less nutritional value than other vegetables. There are so many terrific vegetables out there, try them all. Go to ethnic super markets that carry more unique vegetables. Find ways to prepare them to your liking. Ultimately, if you can convince yourself its for better health, mind will conquer taste buds! ...Read more
Most are not but...:
Most fresh vegetables are not yet genetically modified but corn, soybeans, zucchini ; yellow squash may be gmo. The only way to be certain these foods are not gmo is if they are labelled "organic." however, about 80% of processed foods contain gmo ingredients.
See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e ;
http://www. Nongmoshoppingguide. Com/. ...Read more
Many: There are many non-starchy veggies for you to enjoy: broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, brussel's sprouts, cabbage, radishes, rutabaga, turnips, mustard greens, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, all varieties of peppers (green, red, jalapeno, chili) and eggplant. Celery. Artichokes, onions, zucchini squash, snow peas, beans, leeks, jicama, etc. ...Read more
Sure: No problem, but acidy foods will affect sweet foods, of course and milder food will be overwhelmed by stronger ones. For example, you won't notice any artichoke with a lot of broccoli mixed in. And garlic will pretty much destroy the flavor of a blueberry Let your tastebuds be your guide! ...Read more
How to measure a correct serving size of fruits and/or vegetables (same in general)
1 C chopped raw fruits or vegetables - a woman’s fist or a baseball
1 medium apple or orange - a tennis ball
1/4 C dried fruit or nuts -- a golf ball or small handful
1 C of lettuce - four leaves (Romaine lettuce)
1 medium baked potato -- a computer mouse ...Read more
Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more energy than a 30-year-old. But he takes supplements to prevent certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do very well on fruits, vegetables, and super grains like quinoa if you get some professional advice about nutrition. ...Read more
Show value, alternate:
1) If there is a health reason, explain it to her. You can often explain that your or her doctor strongly recommend a change to improve health.
2) Remind her why you want her to live longer, ie. To see the family grow.
3) Offer alternative healthy recipes.
4) See if her friends are cooking differently. ...Read more
Greens highest!: Greens- kale, mustard, turnip, spinach. Also beans, lentils, peas. Nuts too. Soy protein-tofu! ...Read more
Not a big fan of vegetables. Can I drink any of the v8's instead of eating them while im dieting?
You can, but: Vegetable juice doesn't provide as much fiber as the natural vegetables do. When I was a kid, my mother served only canned vegetables -- so I didn't like them either. Fast forward to learning to garden, and discovering the goodness of freshly grown corn, tomatoes, and peas! I don't know if this would help you with your taste buds, but stir-frying can be a tasty ; healthy way to enjoy veggies. ...Read more
More super foods 4U:
Here's 3 more:
1) Heirloom apples -- hi in vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants. People who eat one a day take fewer prescriptions! 2) Radish-- a criciferous vegetable, like kale. Hi in vit C, fiber, carotenoids; 3) Seaweed (includes kelp, algae) -- hi in calcium, iron, omega 3s, iodine. According to Bon Appetit magazine: the "hottest new food will come by sea." Moderation always in everything please! ...Read more