It’s publicly accepted knowledge that eating lots of vegetables is for your health. Studies covering the whole gamut of health and nutrition show this to be the case. Increased life span, fewer allergies, and decreased risk of cancer and heart disease are a few of the benefits. This is can be accredited to the amount of vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients found so densely in vegetables.
Nutrient levels in vegetables can fluctuate, though. Where your vegetables come from and how you prepare them both have effect on which nutrients get absorbed into your body, and which ones are lost. Try following some of these tips to maximize the nutritional content of your vegetables and get the most out of them.
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (28)Buying local produce often means buying fresher produce. If you’re spinach produced in or around your city, chances are it’s going to be fresher than spinach shipped in from 1,500 miles away. A study from UC Santa Cruz actually shows that same bunch of spinach will lose 75% of its vitamin C content 7 days from harvest.
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