Tag: cooking methods

Does Pressure Cooking Preserve Nutrients?

“Does Pressure Cooking Preserve Nutrients?” In a review of more than a hundred articles about the effects of cooking on vegetables, they tried to find the sweet spot. On one hand, heat can destroy certain nutrients; on the other hand, by softening the tissues they can become more bioavailable. Researchers settled upon steaming as the…


Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?

“Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?” Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if you do used canned, should you drain them or not? This recent study, spilled the beans. The federal government recommends about a half a cup a day, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable,…


Which Fruits and Vegetables Boost DNA Repair?

“Which Fruits and Vegetables Boost DNA Repair?” In the light of strikingly consistent observations from many population-based studies, there can be little doubt that the habitual consumption of diets high in fruits and vegetables helps to reduce the risk of development of degenerative diseases, including many types of cancers. Not satisfied with just telling people…


Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement From Broccoli

“Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement from Broccoli” This study on cooked meat and the risk of breast cancer in Long Island women added to “the accumulating evidence that consumption of meats cooked by methods that promote carcinogen formation may increase [the] risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.” But, it also offered a clue as to how we…


The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes

[Music] the only potential downside of eating sweet potatoes is if you eat too much you could get a yellow nose it’s called keratin emia so common harmless condition due to elevated levels of beta carotene in the blood first noticed a century ago when carrots were introduced into infant diets it’s treated mostly by…


How Many Poppy Seeds Are Too Many?

the same opium poppy that people make heroin out of is the same opium poppy people make muffins and bagels out of but the idea that poppy seeds could serve as a source of appreciable amounts of codeine morphine was not given much credence despite the existence of the old European custom recommending to quiet…


Kale and the Immune System

there were some extraordinary reports recently about cruciferous vegetables for example the immunostimulatory effects of kale so simple an experiment I don’t know why it hasn’t been done before roll up your sleeve take some white blood cells drip a little kale on and see if it boosts their ability to produce antibodies here’s the…