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Stop Before You Microwave Your Broccoli

Microwaving food saves plenty of time, but in the case of one veggie, microwave cooking is zapping elements believed to protect against cancer. A study in Spain compared antioxidant levels left in broccoli after it was cooked by steaming, boiling, or microwaving.

Broccoli that was microwave-cooked with water lost nearly all of its three major antioxidants. By comparison, steamed broccoli lost less than 12% of the same antioxidants.

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