Just when you think you’ve mastered eating healthy and getting lots of nutrients in your diet, you have to worry about eating the wrong way? How frustrating!
But never fear: I’m going to break down the science behind some of the best ways to get the most nutrients from the foods you choose to eat. I think it’s important to learn as much as possible about what works and what doesn’t when improving your diet. There are a lot of myths and fads floating around out there, and you deserve to know what’s best.
Of course the first step in improving your diet is to eat the right foods! Once you get that down, start focusing on the best way to reap all the benefits from these foods. Let’s discuss three common foods you might be eating the wrong way.
- Broccoli: Studies show that steaming is the most effective way to preserve the health-boosting nutrients from this superfood. The least effective methods are boiling and frying broccoli, as for popular dishes like stir fries.
- Apples: Give this fruit its own sweet time. You should let your apples sit a bit and ripen to soak up maximum antioxidants.
- Salad dressings: Most health-conscious people grab fat-free options, but studies are finding it’s better to opt for higher fat (but healthy) dressings instead. This assists with optimal absorption of nutrients from lettuce and can keep temptations at bay by making you fuller!