4 ways to get the most out of your product
1) Glorious Greens
When it comes to the best leaves, choose kale and spinach. Robinson found in the scientific literature that red lettuce actually has the highest concentration of nutrients. Turn it into your normal selection and make sure it is kept dry in the refrigerator to avoid leaf rot. Your recommendation for storing all the greens and many other vegetables is in large plastic bags with pen-sized holes that provide the perfect humidity in your keep-fresh drawer.
2) Choose the Best and the Brightest
As Robinson explains The bright colors of some fruits and vegetables indicate places where the plants had to produce extra nutrients to protect themselves from the harsh UV rays of sunlight , The more nutrients the plant produces to protect itself, the more nutrients we eat when we eat them. Apples are a perfect example – a bright, uniformly red apple was rather high on a tree, exposed to light and full of nutrients. Apples that turn red on one side and yellow or green on the other were probably lower on the tree and partially shaded.
3) Do It Italian Night
There are a number of fruits and vegetables that are cooked In fact, the nutrient content increases. Some of you may not be surprised, as it has been common for centuries to cook slowly and slowly. Tomatoes and onions, when slowly cooked for long periods of time, are given more nutrients through chemical changes during cooking. Garlic is another; Garlic contains two chemicals that, when separated, have no nutritional value. However, if you cut and crush garlic, the two can combine chemically to produce an antioxidant call allicin. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes for maximum benefit.
4) Preserves may be better
Taking into account the above point, tomato cubes or tomato paste can be canned. The preparation of these products has focused their nutrients, particularly the antioxidant lycopene, for a more nutritious and tastier tomato experience. Use them to refine fresh tomatoes in a homemade sauce or chilled gazpacho, along with your favorite herbs and spices.
For more tips on how to get the most out of your fruits and vegetables, visit Jo Robinson's at eatwild or pick up her best-selling book, "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimal Health."