It depends on the type of your vegetables and the way you prefer to eat them. Of course, it is difficult to generalize (as we can’t compare preparing an avocado with preparing a potato), but I hope on your common sence while reading the information below on this topic.
Eggplant is a beautiful vegetable with plenty of antioxidants like vitamins A and C, but also polyphenols, which protect our cells from damage. So what is the best way of preparing eggplants to maximize their polyphenol content? To answer this question, a recent study investigated 4 different cooking methods of eggplants, namely baking, boiling, frying, […]
As we know, eating meat may increase our risk of cancer, depending on how we prepare it. Why? Because the level of heat regulates the formation of cancerogenic heterocyclic amines. The higher the heat (barbecuing, broiling, and frying), the higher the temperature and the longer the cooking time, the more heterocyclic amines are produced. So […]
Nowadays garlic is a “must-have” in our kitchen to fight various viruses, that become especially active in autumn. The health benefits of garlic are wide, starting from antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anticancer effects and ending by enhanced immune system and increased longevity. So, how do you need to use garlic in your dishes to achieve […]
Carrots are the beautiful non-starchy vegetables with plenty of fiber, beta-carotene, calcium and vitamin K, which are important for our eye health, our skin, our immune system and our bone health.
Traditional vegetables in the Southern Africa are African nightshade (Solanum retroflexum Dun) and non-headed Chinese cabbage (known as pak choi). Both of these types of vegetables contain healthy benefits (such as phenolic compounds, with antioxidant properties) and higher levels of calcium and iron than raw spinach.
Beans are a rich source of polyfenols that help us to stay healthy. At least, if you know, how to increase their content, as it changes during storage and preparation. So, what are the best ways of preparing beans to benefit the most from their healthiest polyfenols?
Recently rice lovers were warned that their favorite product accumulates up to 10 times more toxic arsenic than any other grain. The maximum concentration has been found in rice bran. That is why healthy brown rice, or rice milk, which is made from rice bran, is not that innocent.
Your first reaction on this post might be: of course, fruits are healthy! And you are right if you eat them unprocessed or minimally processed!