Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bugs Bunny knows best!

Finally! A health story that actually helps you save money!

Apparently, carrots that are cooked whole are better for you than those that are sliced beforehand, according to a story in The Independent. Apparently, a study found that whole boiled carrots contained 25 per cent more of the anti-cancer compound falcarinol than those that were chopped up first.

Says the story: "'Chopping up your carrots increases the surface area so more of the nutrients leach out into the water while they are being cooked,' said researcher Kirstin Brandt. 'By cooking them whole and chopping them up afterwards, you are locking in both taste and nutrients.'"

So, instead of buying those expensive bags of prepared carrots, grab a plain-old bag of whole carrots and get cooking!

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