Tag: water soluble vitamins

Q&A: Vitamins; Blackberries; Fluoride

Q. Is vitamin K lost when a food is cooked or frozen?
A. Sarah L. Booth, PhD, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Vitamin K Laboratory, replies: “Fat-soluble vitamin K content is not affected by cooking or freezing. Water-soluble vitamins are the ones more likely to be lost in most cooking methods.”
Other fat-soluble

Q&A: Microwaving Nutrients; Rice; Salmon

Q. When I microwave frozen vegetables, am I destroying any of the nutrients they contain?
A. Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, professor at the Friedman School and director of the Nutrition Communication Program, answers: “Heat, whether from a conventional source or a microwave oven, destroys some nutrients, but actually makes it easier

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Color Your Plate
The quickest way to an appetizing, nutritious, and satisfying meal is including plenty of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables (produce). Both the government’s MyPlate guide and Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults advise filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. These plant foods provide fiber and an

Use Caution with Fortified Foods

Should you choose instant, flavored oatmeal fortified with eight vitamins and minerals or traditional rolled oats? Canned pasta with added calcium or unfortified whole wheat spaghetti? At first glance, it may appear fortified foods offer more nu-trition for your dollar, but some experts warn that the added vitamins and minerals

Processed Foods: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Humans have been processing food since the dawn of time. From sun-drying, salting, and fermenting, to the invention of canning, pasteurizing, and freezing, processing helped alleviate food shortages, malnutrition, and the incidence of food-borne illnesses. Today, food processing allows us to have a consistent, convenient, safe, and tasty diet year-round,

8 Good Health Tips for Back to School

It’s school time again! You probably have mixed feelings of excitement, nervousness and maybe even a little sorrow that summer is ending. While you’re busy making your list of “to do” items for the new school year…

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