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Does cooking vegetables make them lose their nutrients?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Some vitamins break down under heat.
Mineral remain, but make leak into the water used.1. Best: steam, 2.Microwave, 3.Boil sauteeing is good, broiling good. Boiling is the least preferred. Use little water, and add it to whatever you are cooking the vegetables for!

In brief: Yes.

Some vitamins break down under heat.
Mineral remain, but make leak into the water used.1. Best: steam, 2.Microwave, 3.Boil sauteeing is good, broiling good. Boiling is the least preferred. Use little water, and add it to whatever you are cooking the vegetables for!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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2 comments
Dr. Joan Gelin
another idea is to keep the water used to boil the vegetables, and use it to cook rice... all those nutrients as well as the water will be absorbed by the rice.
Dr. Thomas Namey
I thought I said that at the end! But you are correct!
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