Is it better to eat raw or cooked veges?
overcooking or cooking in excessive amounts of water, as water-soluble vitamins can leach out.
Remember, the most nutritious vegetables are the ones that you actually eat (and digest well).So, rather than worrying about whether you should be eating them raw or cooked, just do your best to focus on eating plenty of colourful veges every day.
Q: What’s the difference between regular black tea and
Green and black tea have a similar caffeine content.However, this will vary depending on how strong you make your tea. Green tea is richer in polyphenolic compounds, such as catechins and flavonols, and it contains a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is thought to have anti-cancer effects.
The polyphenols that are found in both black and green tea (with green tea having higher amounts) function as antioxidants.
However, they can also bind some minerals such as iron and zinc, so it’s best to avoid drinking tea with your meals.
Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional. See Dr Libby live during her upcoming ‘WhatAmI Supposed To Eat?’ tour throughout New Zealand. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit drlibby.com
Do your best to eat plenty of colourful veges every day.