6 ways to cook for certain types of food
The food may be “empty” or devoid of vitamins (and other valuable ingredients), although it may contain the most useful types of food, but the preparation (cooking) was not adequate.
- Tea and buckwheat – are cooked without milk (because milk contains the protein casein which neutralizes useful substances from tea, especially substances that have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system). Buckwheat contains a lot of iron, while milk contains a lot of calcium. These microelements mutually limit the absorption of the other element. That is why buckwheat and milk are good only when they are separated.
- Peppers, spinach and carrots – steamed. This vegetable is rich in vitamin C, which does not tolerate aggressive heat treatment. These steamed vegetables will preserve vitamin C (strengthens immunity), antioxidants (protect against cancer) and carotenoids (reduce the risk of eye diseases).
- Tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus – they go into boiling water because these vegetables just need aggressive heat treatment. Lycopene is released from the cells (which prevents cancer and reduces the risk of heart attacks) under the influence of high temperature.
- Sauerkraut is better than fresh cabbage – the amount of vitamin C increases several times when pickling cabbage. With the addition of cranberries, the benefits will be even greater. However, this vitamin is lost with cooking, as are all antioxidants. That is why it is better to eat fresh but sauerkraut.
- Young potatoes-should be cooked with the peel. Useful microelements (potassium, iron and phosphorus) are concentrated in the peel of young potatoes. It is better to bake or cook potatoes and eat them unpeeled. If the potatoes have turned green, then the toxin selanin, which is dangerous to health, has accumulated in such potatoes. Such a green shell must be peeled.
- Onions and garlic-should be eaten often in raw form. It is this raw vegetable that contains the highest concentration of organic sulfides (anticancer compounds) that lower high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. Garlic is an excellent natural antibiotic.