You might have heard eating steamed veggies is better than having them grilled, baked or sautéed. It’s true! You’ve been pointed in the right direction. Other methods of preparation can strip vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from the vegetable. You’ve literally cooked the good out of them. Steaming your veggies locks in these nutrients while heating them tender. This not only preserves nutrients, but it also preserves flavor.
Getting steamy with your veggies will also help digest them. The softer insides of steamers break down easily, delivering nutrients faster to the body for absorption. Additionally, steaming uses little to zero fat because it doesn’t require the use of oil for cooking. In turn steaming vegetables regularly can lower cholesterol levels and lower the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.
So go ahead… get steamy.