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I was about to put an english muffin in the toaster this morning when I wondered if heating it would damage its nutrient content. It makes sense that it would in my head but scientifically I'm not sure if that's how it works. Does anyone know? Should I avoid toasting/baking food when I can?

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Alright thanks. If I am going to eat a muffin I want to get the most out of that muffin though.

You aren't going to get much out of that muffin either way so i wouldn't worry about it. Worry about your broccoli and greens and other colorful foods.

Info on best cooking methods and which nutrients are destroyed by heat:


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Cooking foods in the absence of moisture contributes to the formation of advanced glycation end products, which, in turn, leads to inflammation, among other things.


A group of chemical compounds that form during cooking are believed to accelerate the aging process and to contribute to heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and the organ damage caused by diabetes and kidney disease.

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Yup, the heat will definitely destroy the nutrient content in food. Microwave is probably the worst to destroy nutrients.

The most nutritious vegetables would be the raw ones definitely.

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