PLANT POWER

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Turn ev­ery­day fruits and veg­eta­bles into su­per­foods with th­ese cook­ing tips from plant sci­en­tist James Wong’s book How to Eat Bet­ter.

SAUTÉ BLUEBERRIES

to dou­ble the an­tiox­i­dants. Sim­mer blueberries on a medium heat for a few min­utes to cre­ate a tasty com­pote and trig­ger a spike in an­tiox­i­dants. COOK CAR­ROTS IN OLIVE OIL

to get 50 per cent more an­tiox­i­dants. Brais­ing car­rots in­stead of boil­ing them boosts lev­els of vi­ta­min C and beta-carotene, which have an an­tiox­i­dant ef­fect. MICROWAVE POTATOES

to re­tain more nu­tri­ents. Cook­ing whole potatoes with skins on in the microwave re­tains more nu­tri­ents than any other method.

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