Best Way to Cook Vegetables

Best Way to Cook Vegetables

Boiling, steaming, microwaving, air frying, and sous vide cooking are put to the test for nutrient retention.

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Here is the “How Not to Die” series I mentioned:
• How Not to Die from Heart Disease (
• How Not to Die from Cancer (
• How Not to Die from Diabetes (
• How Not to Die from Kidney Disease (
• How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure (

Here’s that popular sweet potato video: The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes ( I also have another video comparing cooking methods for different vegetables here: Best Cooking Method ( Sometimes, though, we want to leach stuff out of food. See How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels (

The lutein videos I showed are Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles Farther ( and Do Lutein Supplements Help with Brain Function? (

But wait, Are Microwaves Safe? ( Check out that video and the follow-up The Effects of Radiation Leaking from Microwave Ovens (

Interested in my cookbook? More about it at How Not to Die Cookbook (

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