Thursday, September 4, 2014

Top 3 Benefits of Steaming Veggies!

Health experts have told us for years that steaming vegetables is the best way to cook them, but did you ever wonder why?

Here's the top three benefits to steaming your vegetables:

  1. Nutrient Retention: Steaming vegetables actually preserves the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so that you will get a boost to your immune functions, increase your detoxification and digestion processes. 
  2. Better Flavor: Vegetables taste much better when done just right- neither over nor undercooked.  Steaming them cooks them perfectly so you taste optimal flavor!
  3. Digestion and Healthier:  Digesting vegetables is easier to do when they are soft, which aids in nutrient absorption. Vegetables contain few calories, and when they are steamed they're not cooked in fats or oils. No bad cholesterol, no heart disease, no high blood pressure!
Steaming does not work for all kinds of vegetables, but is ideal for broccoli, corn, asparagus, cauliflower, carrots and many more.  Making sure that your family gets enough vegetables is key to living a healthy lifestyle and steaming your vegetables is key to getting your family to eat them!  

The steamer that I found works best is made by Sunsella and is made of high-grade 100% stainless steel.  It collapses for space-saving storage and comes with the centerpost and legs already attached, so there is no assembly required. The steamer has a custom designed central ring which makes it really easy to remove from the pan.

This steamer is the perfect size for making baby food or feeding your whole family.  You can find it on Amazon HERE for the low price of $11.99. You can also follow Sunsella on Facebook and Twitter.  

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

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