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>Tip of the Day #3

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>Get the Most from Your Vegetables…tips from the ADA

Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. However, water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin and folate can be destroyed by exposure to air, water or heat. To keep the vitamins in your vegetables from escaping:

•Cook vegetables in a small amount of water, just enough to keep the pan from scorching.

•Steam, microwave or stir-fry vegetables instead of boiling to reduce the amount of time they are exposed to heat.

•Cooler temperatures help preserve vitamins, so store produce in the refrigerator.

•Cut up vegetables just before cooking and serving time to decrease the amount of their surface that is exposed to air.

Follow these tips to get the most vitamin bang out of your vegetables.

P.S. from xo fitness:
Eat as many different colors of veggies as you can!