Raw vs Cooked veggies

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  1. C.C. Baxter

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    I was wondering if anyone had any info on the nutritional values of veggies that are raw as oppposed to being cooked. I can't stomach cooked broccolli or spinach so i eat it raw and its extremely tastey.

    I was told by someone, but couldn't find any research that cooked veggies have more nutritients than raw, broccolli has more vit. C, etc.

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    steaming is best i believe, and it may make it more digestible
     
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    boiling leeches vitamins and minerals from veggies.

    steaming/roasting reduces (eliminates?) that
     
  4. C.C. Baxter

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    excuse the dumb question, but is it still fiberous if you cook it? :hs:
     
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    yes. i really dont know how many or the amount of nutrients lost during steaming though. maybe someone else can answer that
     
  6. C.C. Baxter

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    well to be honest, cooking, steaming or whatever is out of the question for me. I will only eat it raw, :hs: I just wanted to know if its healthier cooked or raw.
     
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    Raw veggies have more nutrients BUT your body won't be able to break it all down anyways since it's raw.
     
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    According to Alton Brown and he is the man. :o
     
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    its debatable. certain nutrients, such as lycopene, is more bioavailable when cooked like in tomato sauce, rather than from the raw tomato itself.

    as far as other vegetables, 'leeching' nutrients etc... it doesn't make much difference. just eat the damn vegetables however you like them.
     
  10. C.C. Baxter

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    I'm all for that. Raw is the way to go
     
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    Doesn't matter, the most important thing is to eat veggies... It's not like they're fried or anything. But usually : raw > pressure cooked > steamed > microwaved/boiled (water-soluble vitamins leaks out in the water and microwave just destroys nutrients)
     
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    I prefer most vegetables raw but canned greenbeans (no salt added of course) are cheaper and easier to deal with then fresh produce.
     
  13. C.C. Baxter

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    I only buy broccolli, spinach fresh, everything else is precooked in a can that I can just heat up...

    i.e. carrots, beans, carrots, etc
     
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    boiling will make most veggies lose nutrients... raw is the way to go for max nutrition
     
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3188558.stm <-- Portuguese study

     
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    Someone already said it, who gives a flying fuck if you lose some tiny amount of nutrition when you boil your veggies. The loss is negligible and either way veggies will still be awesome for you so just eat them in whatever form makes them easiest to eat for you.
     
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    just eat them.
     
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    You could boil them and then drink the water. Nothing lost.
     
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    In his episode about broccoli it said that steaming it in a pan rather than one of those microwave things also preserves more nutrients. I think it was iron that was lost in the microwave? I forget.
     
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