how to avoid losing food nutrients during food preparation?

i need to find ways on how to avoid losing food nutrients during food preparation, i nid it now....... pls!!!!!!!!

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  • Gina C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Know your foods. An orange is best eaten raw while some foods have valuable nutrients that you can't get to unless the foods have been cooked for a long time, like tomatos. You can't get the lycopene out of the tomato unless all the cell walls are cooked down, or the tomato is finely juiced.

    Water absorbs vitamins, so steaming is best.

    Coating foods before cooking seals in the nutrients, so tempura veggies have it all - but also have a lot of fat.

    Slow cooked soup will have it all, because nutrient degradation by heat is reduced and all lost nutrients are lost to the water, and you eat that.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do not cook the food.

    Nuts, fruits and vegetables, even when lightly steemed, lose nutrients. The more heat applied, the more nutrients lost.

    The only exception is tomatoes, and onlyu because of the lycopene in them. Apparently, the lycopene is more bioavailable to the person eating a tomato if the tomato is cooked. But it is the only nutrient that this is true of.

    Research the forums on the following site for more information:

    http://www.curezone.com

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    If you have no willpower (or keep telling yourself you have no willpower), then it's going to be very difficult to stick to any diet programme. I think we all know the steps we need to take to lose weight - it's just putting them into practice that's the hard part! At the end of the day though, you will only lose weight if you really want to and are committed to succeeding. Whatever diet plan you choose to follow, you need to keep reminding yourself why you are doing this - for your wedding day. Try picturing yourself in a wedding dress a couple of sizes smaller than you wear now - this should provide some motivation (I don't know how much weight you have to lose of course). The other piece of advice I would give is to steer clear of faddy diets because chances are they will be so difficult you won't stick to them. Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    Each kind of foods has its own way to keep the nutrition. But for most of foods that contains Vitamin C, cooking for too long may vaporize the Vitamin in the food.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i can tell one think for sure , always buy fresh food . not packaged and never frozen if you can help it at all. once food is frozen and defrosted to cook you'll notice as the food thaws , it gives off a lot of liquid. in this is most of the nutrients in the food. you'll see it in say you drfrosted a piece of chicken and cooked it in a pan and then they'll be all this liguid ... get my point

  • 1 decade ago

    If you're young and into the skinnier then bones craze, just cook and eat meat with vegetables. Don't eat less, eat average and work out, stay away from soda. No way to avoid it, unless you eat it raw. Be more specific to what you're making. All foods have different ways.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Always use the skins or the peel. Like cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic etc. Never cut or throw the peel away, Thats where most of your nutrients are stored.

  • 1 decade ago

    go raw, you add heat you loose nutrients, also if you peel things like apples, and potatoes you loose nutrients.

  • 1 decade ago

    Eat butterflies they are a good nutrious easy to make snake.

    Put in the oven at 15o degrees.

    Let cool

    start eating.

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't over cooked it.

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