Tuesday 17 December 2019

How different cooking affects the nutrient content of our food

Do you know that different food give us different nutrients?

It is encouraged to take a rainbow of wholesome plant, fruits and vegetables daily to prevent many chronic diseases.

Beige / Brown vegetables and fruits

  • Cauliflowers, mushroom and the heart and stem of many vegetables

Vegetables in this group are rich in antioxidants like allicin, selenium and a variety of immune supporting vitamin and minerals.  

Orange / Yellow vegetables and fruits

  • Carrot, tangerine,yellow bell pepper and lemon peel

Vegetables and fruits that are orange and yellow contribute greatly to immune health because they contain exceptionally high levels of vitamin C and beta carotene.  Research shows that women who eat carotenoid rich vegetables can reduce breast cancer risk by 19%.

Red vegetables and fruits

  • Beeroot, red bell pepper, tomato, swiss chard and cherry

Fruits and vegetables which are red has lycopene, a phytochemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and prostate cancer.  Lycopene has been shown to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels)

Green vegetables and fruits

  • Broccoli, spinach, beetroot, snow pea, leaf lettuce, radish leaf, asparagus, kale, cabbage, green bell pepper, Brussels sprout, mustard greens and romaine lettuce

This colour group of fruits and vegetables have indoles and isothiocyanates and high amounts of chlorophyll which may help to prevent cancers.

Red / Blue / Purple vegetables and fruits

  • Red cabbage, blueberry, purple cauliflower, purple carrot and egg plant

Vegetables and fruits in this group have high level of antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which help reduce risk of hypertension and prevent cardiovascular diseases by inhibiting clot formation.

Now we know the importance of taking more and wide varieties of wholesome plant, fruits and vegetables, the different in cooking can greatly affect the nutrients content left for our body to be nourished.

After adopting the science of Nutritional Immunology Lifestyle, i decided to steam Elijah food instead of boil.
Baby Elijah at 13 months old. 

Let us take a look why i choose steaming.

I have been using this affordable 3 tier electric lunch box steamer since his 1st weaning meal.  It has serve me well and i am going to bring to our coming Australia trip which is happening this saturday. 

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