There’s a whole movement based around eating uncooked, unprocessed foods but is there are way to make cooking your vegies a little healthier too? Here are a few simple tips to help you maximise nutrients when cooking:

Peel vegetables until after you cook them. Even better, eat them with the skins on to get more fibre and nutrients. 

Cook vegetables until they are soft. Firm vegies are better if it suits your tastes as it means fewer nutrient losses from heat. 

Cut food after, rather than before cooking, if possible. Cooking food whole means less of it is exposed to heat and water. 

If you need to boil food, use as little water as possible.

Add cooking juices from things like meat back to the food.

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