I just finished reading an article from my Twitter feed called “7 Nutritional Hacks” published by Bodybuilding.com. Lots of good advice, but one thing that struck me was HACK NO. 5: DON’T BOIL YOUR VEGETABLES. Now think about this it really makes sense, they are not saying eat them raw, but don’t boil the heck out of them leaching all the nutrients into the water. They are suggesting in this article if you want to cook them you can saute them in butter or steam them, or if you must boil them then drink the water they were boiled in. This all seems very logical to me, but now I must find a steamer that won’t turn my vegetables into mush, maybe the saute route would be better. This is really about taking something that is good for you and making sure you are getting the maximum nutritional value and not pouring most of the good stuff down the drain.
Can anyone recommend a good steamer?
Read about the other 6 nutritional hacks at Bodybuilding.com