Today, even more so than in the past, our attention is focused on the quality of the food we bring to the table. However, we tend to underestimate or ignore the important fact that we sometimes eat certain foods the wrong way. Asparagus, strawberries, yogurt, and beans are all healthy foods but we often don’t eat them properly and end up missing out on their nutrients.
We have listed 11 foods you probably have been eating wrong all your life.
1. Flax seeds
Flax seeds contain fiber, omega-3, lignans, and phytonutrients, all of which are valuable substances for the body. However, our bodies are unable to digest them when they’re eaten whole. That’s why they should be crushed before they’re ingested so that they don’t lose their beneficial properties.
Asparagus should never be cooked in the microwave, even when there’s little time to devote to cooking. It depletes the vitamin C content of this vegetable due to the nutrient being soluble in water. The ideal way to cook asparagus stalks is by steaming or frying them so that they turn out tender and crispy.
Kiwi skins contain a high concentration of nutrients, especially fiber, folate, and vitamin E. Consumption of a whole SunGold kiwifruit (including the skin) increases the fiber, vitamin E and folate contents by 50%, 32%, and 34%. Since many people don’t consume enough of these nutrients in their diets, eating kiwis with the skin on is one easy way to boost your intake.