Re: Fresh Vs. Cooked

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Dick Yuknavech, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 17:14:25 -0800, John wrote in

    >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?