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Keep the Vitamins in Your Veggies

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Quick Tip: Keep the Vitamins in Your Veggies

For peak nutritional value, try not to overcook your vegetables. Sometimes, this requires a little finesse. When cooking broccoli, for example, the florets are often overdone by the time the stems are tender and valuable nutrients are lost.  Separate the florets from the stems and add them to the boiling water (or steamer basket) a few minutes after you start cooking the stems. That way, they’ll all be done at the same time and you’ll keep more of the vitamins in your veggies.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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