On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 17:14:25 -0800, John wrote in alt.support.diet.low-carb: >I have heard so many opinion about how good vegetables are for low carbers, >except the root vegetables. > >However, there seems to be VERY different opinion from even the experts on >how good they are for you once they are cooked. Some books I have read say >that veggies are practically worthless unless you eat them raw and have lost >virtually all of their nutritive value. And then on the other side of the >coin, I recently read where Broccoli HAS to be cooked or the body can't >absorb the nutrients. Any comments on this subject? Thanks! > Sure. Tell me exactly what you want to hear, and I'll find you a link to someone who says it. In my personal opinion, broccoli and tough asparagus have to be steamed to be edible. Anything else I can eat raw, steamed or lightly sauted or stir-fried. I would never, ever, boil an innocent vegetable in a quart of water until it's dead. That's mostly a matter of taste, but I think it's pretty much agreed by all that many of the good substances are going down the sink with that treatment. -- 6/2/2003 181/170/here?