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Obafunke Braithwaite – The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria

Love made you And you stand before us all A being with morals, pride and elegance   Show the world what a Nigerian woman is – a fountain of sacrifice, patience and forgiveness.   Wisdom made you So you could decide for yourself Which way you would go   Show the world who a Nigerian […]

What is the best way to eat vegetables – RAW OR COOKED?

What is the best way to eat vegetables – RAW OR COOKED?

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO EAT VEGGIES - RAW OR COOKED
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO EAT VEGGIES – RAW OR COOKED

Bet we’ve all been faced with the problem of getting the best out of vegetable nutrients without destroying the nutritional content during cooking but sadly there’s no easy answer, since some produce is most nutritious cooked, while other kinds do not need heat to bring out the best in them. Now you need not to worry so much because we’ve prepared a list of how to get the most from the farmers’ picks.

 

Onions

Just slice and eat them raw. You get less of the phytonutrient allicin, a hunger busting ingredient when you cook onions. On the other hand, they contain a flavonoid known as quercetin. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Total amount of flavonoids can be increased by cooking. Yellow and red onions have more flavonoids than white ones. Sauté or bake onions for five minutes; any longer and the onion will begin to lose nutrients.

 

Broccoli

Eat it raw. Heating deactivates myrosinase, an enzyme that helps cleanse your liver of carcinogens. Broccoli or other cruciferous veggies, such as cabbage, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts are good examples of vegetables which should be eaten both cooked and raw. Raw broccoli contains an enzyme called myrosinase which breaks down into sulforaphane, a compound helping to prevent cancer and stomach ulcers. Cooking damages myrosinase. On the other hand, cooking forms the compound indole in cruciferous veggies. It is a phytonutrient that fights precancerous cells before they turn malignant. READ MORE HERE