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Cooking Vegetables

2021/02/04

Cooking Vegetables - Healthy Vegetables - Nutritious Diet - Preparation Of Soups » Ways of Cooking Vegetables in a Healthy WayWe all know that vegetables are essential part of a healthy and nutritious diet. But did you know that the way you cook your vegetables play an important role in deciding whether your vegetable is healthy and nutritious for consumption or not? Yes, you heard it right. There is a right way of cooking vegetables too as healthy cooking tips help in keeping the nutritional value of the vegetables intact which in turn provides maximum benefit to your mind and body. Given below are such helpful cooking tips.

There are different methods of cooking vegetables like boiling, steaming, baking, sprouting, panning and others. However, there are certain coking tips you should follow to gain maximum nutritional benefits. Properly cooked vegetables should be tender yet firm and crisp. They should neither be hard and tough nor soft and soggy. This not only helps in providing proper taste but also provides proper nutrition to the body. Strictly avoid overcooking as that can lead to destruction of important nutrients. While people usually say that eating raw vegetables is the best way of maximizing your nutrient intake, there are also certain positive and healthy cooking ways which minimize nutrient loss. It has been found that vitamin and mineral loss can be reduced by cutting the vegetables into large pieces. Also try to cook with the skin of the vegetable on whenever possible. Do not soak the vegetable in water for a long time as that leads to loss of important nutrients. If you do soak your vegetable sin water, you should use that water for preparation of soups, gravies and sauces. This is because that the water absorbs a lot of nutrients from the vegetable that was soaked in it. Thus, you can use that water and nutrients through intelligent cooking.

Given above are some basic methods which need to be followed for cooking vegetables in a healthy and nutritious way.

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