We have been told that vegetables are nutritious for our bodies, and that the best way to prepare them is by boiling.  Recent studies conducted, however, belie that claim.  This research cooked vegetables in three different ways, and compared the results in terms of nutritional content and antioxidant capacity of the vegetables after cooking.

What are phenols?

These are compounds that are beneficial to your health.  They prevent cancer, and are anti-oxidants.  They are found in plants, fruits and vegetables.

The phenols in vegetables are greatly affected by the cooking process.  In this series of experiments, it measures the effect of the cooking agent used – extra virgin olive oil or water or both. Read More →