Whenever we’re away from home we often have to rely on the microwave oven to heat our meals at work.
But does “zapping” our food in the microwave actually destroy the nutrient contents?
According to the research, the answer is “yes”.
One study in particular published in The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (2003) found that broccoli “zapped” in the microwave lost up to 97% of its antioxidant content.
Other nutrients that can be reduced during the cooking process include B-vitamins, vitamins C, A, D, E and K, along with certain minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium.(more…)