Many people are thinking if the nutrients of vegetables disappear if it is heated. What you are about to read is an attempt on giving you the answer that you need.
Cooking is one of an essential that is needed in a person's diet. This will help digestion not to make so much effort. Cooking will make the meat soft thus, it is is not difficult to chew. But if not, food fibers will just be hard to eat if it is eaten raw. However, there are avid foodists who say that cooking will just eliminate the vitamins and minerals found in food but little did we know that eating raw veggies and meat is not a healthier or a safer selection.
The British Journal of Nutrition has published a research last 2007 laid out that those who are in strict raw-food diet has normal levels of vitamin A and also higher levels of beta carotene but they lack in lycopene ( known as potent antioxidant )
Lycopene is a pigment which is found in vegetables and fruits like tomatoes, pink guava, watermelon, papaya and red bell pepper. There are many studies that has shown that if people tend to consume food which is high in lycopene, they have low risk of having different cardiovascular illnesses and cancer. Experts has referred lycopene as a potent antioxidant rather than vitamin C.
A study in 2002 was conducted and the results said that cooking tomatoes will boost the content of the lycopene. This is because the heat aids the breakdown on the tomatoes' thick wall and assist in absorbing the nutrients which are costly found in the thick walls.
Vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, cabbage, asparagus and many more tends to give off antioxidants (ferulic acid and carotenoids) when they are steamed or boiled. It was uttered that the antioxidants that were mentioned are best to be preserved if they are steamed or boiled hater than if they're fried.
Deep frying is the root of free radicals. This is due to the oil consistently oxidized in high heat. Free radicals are not good for the body because they damage the healthy cells in our body. They are also the cause of the development of different health problems like heart and inflammatory illnesses, cataract formation and cancer. While anti-oxidants are the ones who help the body so that tissues and cells