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Is it true that when you cook vegetables you lose a lot of the nutrients?

Is it true that when you cook vegetables you lose a lot of the nutrients?

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

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Do you lose vitamins and minerals if you cook vegetables into a soup? Are they in the water?

Do you lose vitamins and minerals if you cook vegetables into a soup? Are they in the water?

Soup is good: Minerals don't get lost, may get leached into the water. Some vitamins may get lost, but lots stay, and can get into the water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cook raw meat and vegetables together in the same pan?

Is it safe to cook raw meat and vegetables together in the same pan?

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

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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.

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

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What are the best oils to cook with? I use to use vegetable now I use canola

What are the best oils to cook with? I use to use vegetable now I use canola

Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is a fine choice although a bit expensive. You can also use coconut oil but it has a low kindling point--can burn easily. Keep making healthy choices. We need good fat in our diet and the above can do it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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For long time sex in bed Wat to do for that any vegetables to eat or any fruit s to eat?

For long time sex in bed Wat to do for that any vegetables to eat or any fruit s to eat?

Sexual health: The only dietary advice you need is a well rounded healthy diet which includes fruits, vegetables, nuts and no excess of alcohol. It's a good idea to lower your intake of sweets and fatty foods. Regular exercise and healthy sleep habits help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Should I eat vegetable?

Should I eat vegetable?

YES: Can't believe you need to ask. We (everyone from your mom to dr's) have encouraged you to eat vegetables. They have all the essential vitamins, minerals and proteins to sustain life. You can live a healthy life eating vegetables alone! ...Read more

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What vegetables should I eat?

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

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Which are leafy green vegetables?

Here are a few: Green leafy vegetables: mustard greens, broccoli, romaine lettuce, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, kalen, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach ; swiss chard. ...Read more

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I don't eat vegtables just corn and patatoes what should I do?

I don't eat vegtables just corn and patatoes what should I do?

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

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Contact vegetable dermatites?

Contact vegetable dermatites?

It happens: With certain plants that you develop a contact dermatitis, use gloves when you handle them and long sleeves and use a topical steroid cream over the rash. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are winco vegetables gmo?

Please tell me, are winco vegetables gmo?

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

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What is the healthiest way to cook an egg?

What is the healthiest way to cook an egg?

Boil: Hard boil it and then remove the yellow yolk in the middle. That way there is no added oil or high fat and cholesterol from the yolk. ...Read more

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What are good non starchy vegetables and fruits?

What are good non starchy vegetables and fruits?

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

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Is it ok to blend fruits and vegetables together?

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

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What's a serving of fruit and what's a serving of vegetables?

What's a serving of fruit and what's a serving of vegetables?

NIH suggests: How to measure a correct serving size of fruits and/or vegetables (same in general)
Examples:
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

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What are the effects of a diet mainly of vegetables and fruits?

What are the effects of a diet mainly of vegetables and fruits?

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

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How to convince my mom to cook healthier?

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

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Which fruit/vegitable give me vitmine b12?

Which fruit/vegitable give me vitmine b12?

None: Sourses of B12 are meat, poultry, shelfish, milk and milk products. Seeweed may also contains some b12. ...Read more

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Please describe vegetables that are high in protein?

Please describe vegetables that are high in protein?

Greens highest!: Greens- kale, mustard, turnip, spinach. Also beans, lentils, peas. Nuts too. Soy protein-tofu! ...Read more

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Not a big fan of vegetables. Can I drink any of the v8's instead of eating them while im dieting?

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

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What vegetables are super foods?

What vegetables are super foods?

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