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    The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    Even Healthy Women Make

    WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine

    By Amanda Pressner

    There’s something empowering about hitting
    the supermarket to shop for your week’s meals.
    Rather than putting yourself at the mercy of the
    local Chinese take-out restaurant or succumbing
    to the lure of the drive-through, you’re taking
    dinner—and your waistline—into your own hands.
    “Eating out less and cooking more may be one
    of the most effective things you can do to keep
    fat and calories in check,” says Cheryl Forberg,
    R.D., author of Stop the Clock! Cooking. “Plus,
    building your diet around produce, whole grains,
    beans, and lean protein practically guarantees
    you’ll reach your recommended targets for most
    vitamins and minerals.” But while we may be
    tossing the freshest, most wholesome foods into
    our carts, many of us are storing and preparing
    them in ways that rob them (and our bodies) of
    the very nutrients we’re seeking. Nutritionists and
    food-safety experts point to nine typical kitchen
    blunders that negatively impact the quality of our
    diets. Fortunately, you can sidestep all of them
    easily. Follow this advice to make your next meal
    healthier.

    MISTAKE #1

    You’re overloading on produce
    Sure, making one big grocery run at the start
    of week seems like a no-fail way to get your
    five a day. After all, if those carrots, greens,
    apples, & berries are around, you’ll eat more
    of them & therefore get more nutrients, right?
    Wrong. “The vitamins & minerals in fruits and
    veggies begin to diminish the moment they’re
    harvested,” says Geri Brewster, a wellness
    consultant at Northern Westchester Hosp. in
    Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the longer
    you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will
    contain. After about a week in the fridge, for
    example, spinach retains just half of its folate
    and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant
    associated w/ healthy eyes), concludes a study
    in the Journal of Food Science. Broccoli loses
    about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    compounds that help ward off cancer & heart
    disease) within 10 days, according to a study
    in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    “Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least
    twice a week,” says Brewster. If you can’t shop
    every few days, pick up frozen produce. These
    fruits and veggies are harvested at their peak
    and are flash-frozen immediately. Because the
    produce isn’t exposed to oxygen, the nutrients
    stay stable for a year, according to researchers
    at the University of California, Davis. Just be
    sure to avoid frozen products packed in sauces
    or syrups. These additions can mean extra
    calories from fat or sugar, & sometimes they’re
    high in sodium as well.

    MISTAKE #2

    You’re stashing foods in see-through containers
    If you’re still buying your milk in clear plastic jugs,
    consider switching to cardboard cartons. Milk is
    rich in the B vitamin riboflavin; when exposed to
    light, a chemical reaction is kicked off that
    reduces the vitamin’s potency, according to
    researchers from Ghent University in Belgium.
    Other nutrients, such as amino acids (the build'n
    blocks of protein) and vitamins A, C, D, & E,
    are also affected. And because lowfat & nonfat
    milk varieties are thinner than whole milk, light
    can penetrate them more easily. “This process,
    known as photo-oxidation, can change da flavor
    of the milk and create disease-causing free
    radicals,” says Susan Duncan, Ph.D., a food
    scientist at Virginia Tech. Since grain products
    (esp. whole grains) are also high in riboflavin,
    they too are susceptible to this breakdown of
    nutrients & production of free radicals. Duncan
    recommends avoidin' da practice of storing dry
    goods like pasta, rice, and cereals in clear
    containers on your countertop. Instead, keep'em
    in their original boxes or in opaque containers
    and stash them in your kitchen cabinets, where
    they’ll be shielded from light.

    MISTAKE #3

    You’re too quick to cook your garlic
    Legend has it that these pungent little bulbs can
    ward off vampires, but science shows that if you
    cook them correctly, they may have the power to
    fight off an even more frightening villain: cancer.
    “Chop, slice, or crush your cloves, then set them
    aside for at least 10 minutes before sautéing,”
    says John Milner, Ph.D., chief of the nutritional
    science research group at the National Cancer
    Institute in Rockville, Maryland. “Breaking up
    garlic triggers an enzymatic reaction that releases
    a healthy compound called allyl sulfur; waiting to
    cook garlic allows enough time for the full amount
    of the compound to form.”

    MISTAKE #4

    The only time you eat avocados is in guacamole
    Adding this green fruit to salads & sandwiches
    is an easy way to raise your nutritional bar.
    Avocados are exceptionally rich in folate,
    potassium, vitamin E, and fiber. It’s true that
    they’re also high in fat, but it’s the heart-healthy
    monounsaturated kind. And half an avocado
    has just 153 calories. One novel way to work
    them into your diet is to use them as a fat
    substitute in baking. Many of us have been
    using applesauce or puréed prunes in place
    of butter & oil in brownie & cookie recipes
    for years. Researchers at Hunter College in
    New York City wanted to see if avocado could
    work in the same way w/out affecting the taste.
    They replaced half of the butter in an oatmeal
    cookie recipe with puréed avocado. Not only
    did this swap cut the total fat count by 35 %
    (avocados have fewer fat grams per tbsp than
    butter or oil), it also made the resulting treats
    softer, chewier, and less likely to crumble than
    cookies made according to the original recipe.
    If you’re still wary of using such a nontraditional
    ingredient in sweets, try adding it to savory
    baked items, such as quick breads & muffins.

    MISTAKE #5

    You skimp on seasonings
    Herbs and spices not only enhance the flavor
    of your cooking without adding fat or sodium,
    many of these fragrant ingredients also protect
    you from food poisoning. After testing 20
    common seasonings against five strains of
    bacteria (including E. coli, staphylococcus,
    and salmonella), researchers at the University
    of Hong Kong found that the higher the antiox-
    idant value of the spice, the greater its ability
    to inhibit bacterial activity. Cloves, cinnamon
    sticks, and oregano were the most effective
    at fighting off these food-borne pathogens. A
    separate study published in the Journal of
    Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that
    rosemary, thyme, nutmeg, and bay leaves are
    also antioxidant-rich. Of course, you can’t
    ignore standard food safety practices, but
    adding half a teaspoon of herbs or spices to
    salads, vegetables, and meats can give you
    extra peace of mind and boost your intake
    of disease-fighting antioxidants.

    MISTAKE #6

    You’re a serial peeler
    Most of the antioxidants & polyphenols in
    produce are located very close to the surface
    of the skin or in the skin itself. A study pub-
    lished in the journal Nutrition Research found
    that most fruit peels exhibited 2 to 27 times
    more antioxidant activity than the pulp of the
    fruit. “Many of us remove the skins from egg-
    plant, bell peppers, peaches, apples, and
    nectarines while preparing recipes, but we’re
    really just tossing away nutrients and fiber,”
    says nutritionist Forberg. She recommends
    gently scrubbing potatoes and carrots rather
    than removing their skin, & using a vegetable
    peeler or sharp knife to pare away as thin a
    layer as possible from fruits and veggies that
    must be peeled.

    MISTAKE #7

    You’re simmering away vitamins and minerals
    Boiling may seem like a simple, no-fuss way
    to prepare vegetables without adding oil, but
    this cooking method can cause up to 90 % of
    a food’s nutrients to leech out, says Karen
    Collins, a nutrition advisor to the American
    Institute for Cancer Research in Wash, D.C.

    “Minerals like potassium and water-soluble
    vitamins like B and C end up getting tossed
    out with the water,” she says. To keep these
    essentials from draining away during the
    cooking process, try steaming (use a minimal
    amount of water with a steamer basket), micro-
    waving, or stir-frying. A study from the Univ.
    of Essex in the U.K. showed that when certain
    veggies were prepared using these techniques,
    most of the nutrients they contained were spared.
    And stir-frying scores even more points when
    you’re cooking dark green or orange veggies.
    These are rich in beta-carotene, & the oil you
    use in stir-frying them can increase the amount
    of the anti-antioxidant you absorb by up to 63
    percent, according to a study published in the
    journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.
    You don’t need to use a lot of oil; even just a
    tablespoon will do.

    MISTAKE #8

    You don’t wash all your produce ere eating it
    Most of us remember to rinse plums & berries
    before noshing on them, but when was the
    last time you doused a banana, orange,
    cantaloupe, or mango with water? It may
    seem strange to wash peel-and-eat produce,
    but harmful bacteria lingering on the surface
    could be transferred to your hands or even to
    the inside of the fruit when you cut into it. To
    clean produce, simply run each piece under
    the tap and gently scrub. “Using your hands
    to rub fruits like orangesbananas&peaches
    under water is sufficient,” says Ruth Frechman,
    R.D., a dietitian in Burbank, California, and a
    spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Assn.
    When you’re done, dry the items with a clean
    cloth or paper towel. It’s important to wash
    your hands with soap and warm water for at
    least 20 seconds before & after you handle
    the items to further reduce the spread of
    bacteria. Frechman also suggests throwing
    out the outer leaves of greens like cabbage
    and lettuce before washing, as they’ve been
    handled the most and can have the highest
    levels of bacterial contamination.

    MISTAKE #9

    You’re not pairing foods properly
    Many of us think about getting enough iron
    only when we feel lethargic or fatigued. But
    we should pay attention to our iron intake
    every day, before symptoms occur. Our bodies
    absorb about 15 to 35 percent of heme iron
    (found in meats and seafood), but just 2 to 20
    percent of non-heme iron (from beans, whole-
    grain cereal, tofu, and dark, leafy greens).
    We can maximize how much iron we take
    in by pairing the latter group with vitamin C–
    rich foods and beverages, such as citrus
    fruits and juices, tomatoes, hot and sweet
    peppers, strawberries, and melons. On the
    other hand, drinking tea or coffee at meals
    can inhibit how much iron we absorb by up
    to 60 percent, says Marla Reicks, R.D., a
    professor of nutrition at the University of
    Minnesota in St. Paul. That’s because these
    beverages contain compounds called poly-
    phenols that bind to the iron. Wait until you’ve
    completely finished your meal before putting
    the kettle on to boil.
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    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    > Even Healthy Women Make
    >
    > WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    >
    > By Amanda Pressner
    >


    <snipped for space>

    Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I already
    knew plus a couple of good hints.

    Thanks!

    > .
    > .
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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    > Even Healthy Women Make
    >
    > WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    >
    > By Amanda Pressner
    >


    <snipped for space>

    Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I already
    knew plus a couple of good hints.

    Thanks!

    > .
    > .
    > --

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    Peace! Om

    "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a Son of a Bitch."
    -- Jack Nicholson

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    Ophelia Guest

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    Omelet wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    >> Even Healthy Women Make
    >>
    >> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    >>
    >> By Amanda Pressner
    >>

    >
    > <snipped for space>
    >
    > Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    > already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >


    OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))



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    Ophelia Guest

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    Omelet wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    >> Even Healthy Women Make
    >>
    >> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    >>
    >> By Amanda Pressner
    >>

    >
    > <snipped for space>
    >
    > Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    > already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >


    OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))



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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > > In article
    > > <[email protected]>,
    > > "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    > >> Even Healthy Women Make
    > >>
    > >> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    > >>
    > >> By Amanda Pressner
    > >>

    > >
    > > <snipped for space>
    > >
    > > Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    > > already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >

    >
    > OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))


    Cross-Posting from misc.fitness.weights. ;-)
    I'm not back on r.f.c. yet. It is just generating too many messages.

    But thanks babe!
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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > > In article
    > > <5e481623-562a-424d-9[email protected]>,
    > > "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    > >> Even Healthy Women Make
    > >>
    > >> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    > >>
    > >> By Amanda Pressner
    > >>

    > >
    > > <snipped for space>
    > >
    > > Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    > > already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >

    >
    > OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))


    Cross-Posting from misc.fitness.weights. ;-)
    I'm not back on r.f.c. yet. It is just generating too many messages.

    But thanks babe!
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    Peace! Om

    "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a Son of a Bitch."
    -- Jack Nicholson

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    Omelet wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Omelet wrote:
    >>> In article
    >>> <[email protected]>,
    >>> "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    >>>> Even Healthy Women Make
    >>>>
    >>>> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    >>>>
    >>>> By Amanda Pressner
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> <snipped for space>
    >>>
    >>> Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    >>> already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>

    >>
    >> OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))

    >
    > Cross-Posting from misc.fitness.weights. ;-)
    > I'm not back on r.f.c. yet. It is just generating too many messages.
    >
    > But thanks babe!


    heh, ok. Will catch up in email



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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    Omelet wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Omelet wrote:
    >>> In article
    >>> <[email protected]>,
    >>> "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    >>>> Even Healthy Women Make
    >>>>
    >>>> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    >>>>
    >>>> By Amanda Pressner
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> <snipped for space>
    >>>
    >>> Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    >>> already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>

    >>
    >> OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))

    >
    > Cross-Posting from misc.fitness.weights. ;-)
    > I'm not back on r.f.c. yet. It is just generating too many messages.
    >
    > But thanks babe!


    heh, ok. Will catch up in email



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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Omelet wrote:
    > >>> In article
    > >>> <[email protected]>,
    > >>> "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    > >>>> Even Healthy Women Make
    > >>>>
    > >>>> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    > >>>>
    > >>>> By Amanda Pressner
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>> <snipped for space>
    > >>>
    > >>> Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    > >>> already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    > >>>
    > >>> Thanks!
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))

    > >
    > > Cross-Posting from misc.fitness.weights. ;-)
    > > I'm not back on r.f.c. yet. It is just generating too many messages.
    > >
    > > But thanks babe!

    >
    > heh, ok. Will catch up in email


    Cheers! :-)
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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Omelet wrote:
    > >>> In article
    > >>> <[email protected]>,
    > >>> "(David P.)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes
    > >>>> Even Healthy Women Make
    > >>>>
    > >>>> WebMD Feature from "Shape" Magazine
    > >>>>
    > >>>> By Amanda Pressner
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>> <snipped for space>
    > >>>
    > >>> Well worth the read and the bandwidth. A lot of truth in there I
    > >>> already knew plus a couple of good hints.
    > >>>
    > >>> Thanks!
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> OM!!!!!!!!!!! hey, welcome back))

    > >
    > > Cross-Posting from misc.fitness.weights. ;-)
    > > I'm not back on r.f.c. yet. It is just generating too many messages.
    > >
    > > But thanks babe!

    >
    > heh, ok. Will catch up in email


    Cheers! :-)
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    Peace! Om

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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On May 2, 11:03*am, "(David P.)" <imb...@mindspring.com> wrote:

    > *MISTAKE #1
    >
    > You’re overloading on produce
    > Sure, making one big grocery run at the start
    > of *week seems like a no-fail way to get your
    > five a day. After all, if those carrots, greens,
    > apples, & berries are around, you’ll eat more
    > of them & therefore get more nutrients, right?
    > Wrong. “The vitamins & minerals in fruits and
    > veggies begin to diminish the moment they’re
    > harvested,” says Geri Brewster, a wellness
    > consultant at Northern Westchester Hosp. in
    > Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the longer
    > you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will
    > contain. After about a week in the fridge, for
    > example, spinach retains just half of its folate
    > and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant
    > associated w/ healthy eyes), concludes a study
    > in the Journal of Food Science. Broccoli loses
    > about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    > compounds that help ward off cancer & heart
    > disease) within 10 days, according to a study
    > in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    > “Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least
    > twice a week,”


    Exactly how often do you think produce is picked?
    The broccoli that I buy on Saturday arrived on the
    same darned truck as the broccoli that I buy on
    Wednesday. It had the same trip from California
    to Michigan.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    On May 2, 11:03*am, "(David P.)" <imb...@mindspring.com> wrote:

    > *MISTAKE #1
    >
    > You’re overloading on produce
    > Sure, making one big grocery run at the start
    > of *week seems like a no-fail way to get your
    > five a day. After all, if those carrots, greens,
    > apples, & berries are around, you’ll eat more
    > of them & therefore get more nutrients, right?
    > Wrong. “The vitamins & minerals in fruits and
    > veggies begin to diminish the moment they’re
    > harvested,” says Geri Brewster, a wellness
    > consultant at Northern Westchester Hosp. in
    > Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the longer
    > you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will
    > contain. After about a week in the fridge, for
    > example, spinach retains just half of its folate
    > and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant
    > associated w/ healthy eyes), concludes a study
    > in the Journal of Food Science. Broccoli loses
    > about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    > compounds that help ward off cancer & heart
    > disease) within 10 days, according to a study
    > in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    > “Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least
    > twice a week,”


    Exactly how often do you think produce is picked?
    The broccoli that I buy on Saturday arrived on the
    same darned truck as the broccoli that I buy on
    Wednesday. It had the same trip from California
    to Michigan.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    beelzibub Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    Cindy Hamilton wrote:
    > On May 2, 11:03 am, "(David P.)" <imb...@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >
    >> MISTAKE #1
    >>
    >> You’re overloading on produce
    >> Sure, making one big grocery run at the start
    >> of week seems like a no-fail way to get your
    >> five a day. After all, if those carrots, greens,
    >> apples, & berries are around, you’ll eat more
    >> of them & therefore get more nutrients, right?
    >> Wrong. “The vitamins & minerals in fruits and
    >> veggies begin to diminish the moment they’re
    >> harvested,” says Geri Brewster, a wellness
    >> consultant at Northern Westchester Hosp. in
    >> Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the longer
    >> you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will
    >> contain. After about a week in the fridge, for
    >> example, spinach retains just half of its folate
    >> and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant
    >> associated w/ healthy eyes), concludes a study
    >> in the Journal of Food Science. Broccoli loses
    >> about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    >> compounds that help ward off cancer & heart
    >> disease) within 10 days, according to a study
    >> in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    >> “Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least
    >> twice a week,”

    >
    > Exactly how often do you think produce is picked?
    > The broccoli that I buy on Saturday arrived on the
    > same darned truck as the broccoli that I buy on
    > Wednesday. It had the same trip from California
    > to Michigan.
    >

    .... is it fresh produce or say 1000 tear old eggs???

    b


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    beelzibub Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    Cindy Hamilton wrote:
    > On May 2, 11:03 am, "(David P.)" <imb...@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >
    >> MISTAKE #1
    >>
    >> You’re overloading on produce
    >> Sure, making one big grocery run at the start
    >> of week seems like a no-fail way to get your
    >> five a day. After all, if those carrots, greens,
    >> apples, & berries are around, you’ll eat more
    >> of them & therefore get more nutrients, right?
    >> Wrong. “The vitamins & minerals in fruits and
    >> veggies begin to diminish the moment they’re
    >> harvested,” says Geri Brewster, a wellness
    >> consultant at Northern Westchester Hosp. in
    >> Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the longer
    >> you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will
    >> contain. After about a week in the fridge, for
    >> example, spinach retains just half of its folate
    >> and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant
    >> associated w/ healthy eyes), concludes a study
    >> in the Journal of Food Science. Broccoli loses
    >> about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    >> compounds that help ward off cancer & heart
    >> disease) within 10 days, according to a study
    >> in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    >> “Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least
    >> twice a week,”

    >
    > Exactly how often do you think produce is picked?
    > The broccoli that I buy on Saturday arrived on the
    > same darned truck as the broccoli that I buy on
    > Wednesday. It had the same trip from California
    > to Michigan.
    >

    .... is it fresh produce or say 1000 tear old eggs???

    b


  16. #16
    Tom Anderson Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    On Mon, 5 May 2008, Cindy Hamilton wrote:

    > On May 2, 11:03*am, "(David P.)" <imb...@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >
    >> *MISTAKE #1
    >>
    >> You?re overloading on produce Sure, making one big grocery run at the
    >> start of *week seems like a no-fail way to get your five a day. After
    >> all, if those carrots, greens, apples, & berries are around, you?ll eat
    >> more of them & therefore get more nutrients, right? Wrong. ?The
    >> vitamins & minerals in fruits and veggies begin to diminish the moment
    >> they?re harvested,? says Geri Brewster, a wellness consultant at
    >> Northern Westchester Hosp. in Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the
    >> longer you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will contain. After
    >> about a week in the fridge, for example, spinach retains just half of
    >> its folate and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant associated w/
    >> healthy eyes), concludes a study in the Journal of Food Science.
    >> Broccoli loses about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    >> compounds that help ward off cancer & heart disease) within 10 days,
    >> according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    >> ?Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least twice a week,?

    >
    > Exactly how often do you think produce is picked? The broccoli that I
    > buy on Saturday arrived on the same darned truck as the broccoli that I
    > buy on Wednesday. It had the same trip from California to Michigan.


    Bear in mind that MISTAKE #2 was about how keeping milk in a transparent
    container leaves it vulnerable to light. If the author hasn't realised
    that the little light goes off when you close the fridge door, expecting
    them to understand the details of how food gets to the shops is probably a
    bit optimistic.

    tom

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  17. #17
    Tom Anderson Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    On Mon, 5 May 2008, Cindy Hamilton wrote:

    > On May 2, 11:03*am, "(David P.)" <imb...@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >
    >> *MISTAKE #1
    >>
    >> You?re overloading on produce Sure, making one big grocery run at the
    >> start of *week seems like a no-fail way to get your five a day. After
    >> all, if those carrots, greens, apples, & berries are around, you?ll eat
    >> more of them & therefore get more nutrients, right? Wrong. ?The
    >> vitamins & minerals in fruits and veggies begin to diminish the moment
    >> they?re harvested,? says Geri Brewster, a wellness consultant at
    >> Northern Westchester Hosp. in Mt. Kisco, New York. That means the
    >> longer you store produce, the fewer nutrients it will contain. After
    >> about a week in the fridge, for example, spinach retains just half of
    >> its folate and around 60 % of its lutein (an antioxidant associated w/
    >> healthy eyes), concludes a study in the Journal of Food Science.
    >> Broccoli loses about 62 percent of its flavonoids (antioxidant
    >> compounds that help ward off cancer & heart disease) within 10 days,
    >> according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
    >> ?Yer better off buyin' smaller batches at least twice a week,?

    >
    > Exactly how often do you think produce is picked? The broccoli that I
    > buy on Saturday arrived on the same darned truck as the broccoli that I
    > buy on Wednesday. It had the same trip from California to Michigan.


    Bear in mind that MISTAKE #2 was about how keeping milk in a transparent
    container leaves it vulnerable to light. If the author hasn't realised
    that the little light goes off when you close the fridge door, expecting
    them to understand the details of how food gets to the shops is probably a
    bit optimistic.

    tom

    --
    Life finds a way. -- Ian Malcolm

  18. #18
    (David P.) Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    Tom Anderson <t...@urchin.earth.li> wrote:
    >
    > #2 was about how keeping milk in a transparent
    > container leaves it vulnerable to light.
    > If the author hasn't realised that the light
    > goes off when you close the fridge door, ...


    Don't you think they were referring to when
    the container is left out on the table
    during the meal, exposed to light?
    ..
    ..
    --

  19. #19
    (David P.) Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes

    Tom Anderson <t...@urchin.earth.li> wrote:
    >
    > #2 was about how keeping milk in a transparent
    > container leaves it vulnerable to light.
    > If the author hasn't realised that the light
    > goes off when you close the fridge door, ...


    Don't you think they were referring to when
    the container is left out on the table
    during the meal, exposed to light?
    ..
    ..
    --

  20. #20
    Ken Guest

    Default Re: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes


    Could you guys stop cross-posting this thread to non-related NGs? Thanks.


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