Is it just me, or in this day and age does everyone seem to have an opinion on foods you’re eating and their nutrition value? Perhaps it’s just the circles I run with, but I don’t think I can pick up a fork without someone offering up some myths about nutrition that are just that – myths… In recent years I’ve neglected using my microwave whenever possible as I’ve heard it rids the food of its natural nutrients. I never thought to second guess this, but turns out I should have. According to Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D., R.D., professor of nutrition at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, it’s not the cooking method, per se, that affects nutrients, but rather the cooking time and the level of heat. Ultimately, no matter what you’re using to cook – an oven, a grill, a microwave, etc. – you’ll be exposing the food to losing nutrients depending on those two factors.
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