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10 Surprising Ways You Are Making Your Vegetables Less Nutritious

Nutritious Fruits and Vegetables

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  • Surprisingly common habits might be slashing the nutrient content of your veggies
  • Improper cooking methods, throwing away the most nutritious part of the veggie, and not eating veggies with fats are among the most common culprits
  • Simple tricks, like buying broccoli in whole head form instead of in cut florets, can also improve your food’s nutritional value

By Dr. Mercola

Modern-day diets are often lacking in nutrition, in large part because food choices are not optimal. About 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is for processed foods, which may be fortified with nutrients out of necessity but lack the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes found in fresh whole foods.


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