Cooking veggies does lower their nutritional value, but there are ways around it.
YES, but that doesn’t mean you need to eat them raw. Boiling veggies for 5 minutes may cause them to lose ½ of their vitamins. So what to do? Use a colander (or veggie steamer) and cook them so they still have a crunch. By not submerging them in water the water-soluble nutrients stay put. Wanna add a little spice? Once the veggies are steamed try tossing with sesame seeds, fresh squeezed citrus, or red pepper flakes.