Eating plant based diet is the best and natural way to supplement enzymes in the body. Intake of enzymes helps to keep gastrointestinal tract healthy. It can help prevent gastrointestinal discomfort, often caused by overeating. Therefore, these enzymes activity are quite effective in weight management, helps prevent cold and enhance the immunity of the body.
Vegetables are well-known source of healthy enzymes. But, we must know the right way to cook vegetables. So, that vegetables retain the benefits of it’s enzymes. Here are the 3 cooking methods, which helps to get more nutritional benefits without killing healthy enzymes.
Grind vegetables into puree
This method of eating vegetable will help to accelerate the release of enzymes in vegetable cells without cooking directly. In the case of white radish, the amount of enzymes is up to 10 times higher than that of direct consumption.
In addition to white radish, carrots, cucumbers, and onions are also suitable for grinding into mud or puree. However, it should be noted that the ground vegetables are easier to acidify and the enzymes are reduced. It is recommended to eat them within 30 minutes after grinding.
In general, the longer heating time require use of more water in cooking. This contribute to loss of useful nutrients and and enzyme in the vegetables. Whereas steaming the food uses instant high temperatures to cook vegetables. Due to which cooked vegetables has more nutrients than boiled water method. In addition, you can also steam a little before cooking. Then add it in to the cooked soup or marinade. In this way you can eat food rich enzymes.
Make good use of vegetable sprouts
Compared with mature vegetables, sprouts are full of vitality. Sprouts are more nutritious and enzyme content is several thousand times more than mature vegetables.
Common vegetable sprouts include bean sprouts, radish sprouts, broccoli sprouts (green broccoli seedlings), red cabbage sprouts, etc. These can be easily be purchased at organic stores, flower markets or online stores. Else, challenge your self for home DIY planting or gardening project. In this way you can harvest sprouts right before you eat them.
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