You may be cooking the nutrients out.

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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  2. medea macrumors 68030

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    well I never freeze anything that did not already come frozen (gardenburgers for instance) and I hardly ever use my microphone for anything other than a timer so I'm ok. I don't think this is really anything groundbreaking as I'm positive I have been told this in the past, but it's always good to bring up points like this again.
     
  3. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I've known this for awhile. That's why we usually eat fresh raw or steamed vegetables.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    exactly. even infomercials have advertised this. it's true of many foods, the way you store and prepare them determine the chemical composition (eg nutrients)...

    pnw
     
  5. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Slightly off topic: no vegetable is better than raw asparagus.
     
  6. medea macrumors 68030

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    actually I prefer it cooked, though only in the correct way which still results in a crispy stalk.
     
  7. Dros macrumors 6502

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    Do you count into it or swing it like a pendulum?:D
     
  8. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    I covered this topic in my Chemistry class in college.

    If you have to cook veggies, cook on high heat and for the shortest period of time possible to preserve the nutrients. I generally grill my veggies or broil.

    Boiling tends to leach the veggies good stuff out -- particularly the favor. My grandmother used to boil the **** out of asparagus; they were limp and basically mush. aaauughh, I can taste it now.

    The more free radicals you consume on a daily basis, the better. Cook your veggys on high heat -- and quickly!


    Chad4veggies
     
  9. radhak macrumors regular

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    It is easier to use the microwave instead, for both cooking and as a timer

    :p
     
  10. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    I use microwave mainly just to heat beans .. and not even that always.

    So, raw and slightly cooked or steamed veggies mainly here. ;)
     
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    Haven't they known this for a while? I remember reading it in the book Alive. The doctor didn't want them to cook the human flesh because it severely limits its nutrition, but some of the passengers wouldn't eat it unless it was cooked. I guess more evidence that supports existing theories is always good though.
     
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    Maybe he wrote an applescript that changes the input gain at regular intervals.If the gain is high enough, this could cause feedback with the speakers. Maybe then he has the applescript put the gain back to low (or has it cut off the volume). So at regular intervals he would hear feedback. Just like a timer.

    Okay it involves the microphone AND the speakers, and it is incredibly farfetched... And I'm going to shut up now...
     
  13. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I personally am not to big on veggies... But I do eat, French fries, fried okra, fried onion rings, fried eggplant, and lettuce. :D (OK I was skewing the facts a bit. I eat tomatoes too... wait they are a fruit. :p)
     
  14. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    It's fruits and vegetables for me. The first thing that I eat is my vegetables. Love the salad. Since I'm in a nutrition study, definitely going to check with one of our dieticians.
     
  15. synergy macrumors regular

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    I thought free radicals were the bad things which anti-oxidants help counter?
     
  16. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    My bad. I meant the more free radicals you consume -- through eating vegetables loaded with anti-oxidants -- the better.

    Clarity, Chad. Clarity.

    Chad4Mac
     
  17. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    errrr, you're still a little off there, a free radical is something like an oxygen ion or something in your body, anti oxidents bind them and keep them from causing harm
     
  18. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Eating carrots right now. I hope there is some binding going on now! :)

    Chad4Mac
     
  19. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    The more free radicals the better? I hope you're joking.
     

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