Most people consume vegetables to reap the nutritional benefits. While most vegetables are better raw, there are a few you should cook instead. Cooking releases nutrients that your body can more easily absorb. Here are a few vegetables you may want to cook before you consume them.
- Asparagus. This springtime vegetable is full of cancer-fighting vitamins A, C and E. Cooking asparagus increases it levels of phenolic acid, which is associated with reduced risk of cancer. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and enjoy!
- Carrots. Our bodies seem to use more easily the beta carotene in cooked carrots than in raw ones. Cut into rounds, steam, and serve with a little honey or cinnamon.
- Mushrooms. Microwaving or grilling can increase antioxidant activity. After heating them up, slice and add to a salad or sauté and add to an omelet.
- Tomatoes. Lycopene is better absorbed when the food item is heated up. This may protect against cancer and heart disease. Slow roasted in the oven at 200 degrees and added to a sandwich sounds delicious.
- Spinach. Oxalic acid may block the absorption of calcium and iron from raw spinach. Heat is known to break it down. Blanch spinach and served under grilled fish with salsa.
Join us for a 3-part Lunch and Learn Webinar series that will be held February 10, February 24 and March 10 – from noon to 12:30pm. The series is FREE, but participants need to register to get the link. It is not required to attend all three lessons.
Do you feel like you don’t have time to spend doing the things that are important to you…especially during this time of uncertainty? Or you just can’t get enough rest or the physical activity that you should? To work on these and other time related skills try joining Ohio State University Extension Clermont County for their “It’s All About Time” Spring 2020 Email Wellness six-week challenge.
The Email Challenge connects participants with 6 weeks of tips, research, and resources to help navigate your life so that you can spend time on the things that are truly important to you. Sign up by going to this site https://go.osu.edu/clerhamsp20 to answer a few short questions to get registered.
Join today for a chance to virtually connect with other adults interested wellness through email. “It’s All About Time” will challenge you to use your mealtime wisely, reduce your screen time, get in a little quality-time and even a some me-time. This program is offered free and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension.
You are invited to sign up for the Get Your Elves in a Row Email Wellness Challenge running from November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to your inbox.
The goal of this six-week challenge is for you to reduce stress, and simplify your life by practicing wellness habits. During this challenge, you will gain ideas to help you:
- Practice Mindfulness
- Simplify your Meals
- Organize your Holiday Décor
- Embrace Humor and Positivity
- Declutter your Gift List and Schedule
- Eat more Vegetables and Fruits
- Add more Movement (“Elfercise”) to your Day
What does it cost? Nothing – it is free!
Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.
How do I sign up? go.osu.edu/ElvesClerHam19