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I have heard that eating your vegies crisp tender is better for you for a few reasons. One being more nutrients in less cooked veggies and the other is that if you overcook them, your body doesnt have to work as hard to break it down and digest it, thus you get hungry faster. Is this true?

It is true that overcooking vegetables is associated with more loss of some nutrients, although not all.  However, cooking past the crisp tender stage until vegetables are a little softer but not overcooked does not result in major differences in nutrient content.  At that point, it is more a matter of preference.  It is the total fiber content of the vegetables that contributes to feeling full and delaying hunger.  Thus, consuming vegetables in any form should have the same effect.  The amount of vegetables included at the meal would be more likely to influence hunger. vegetables is associated with more loss of some nutrients, although not all.  However, cooking past the crisp tender stage until vegetables are a little softer but not overcooked does not result in major differences in nutrient content.  At that point, it is more a matter of preference.  It is the total fiber content of the vegetables that contributes to feeling full and delaying hunger.  Thus, consuming vegetables in any form should have the same effect.  The amount of vegetables included at the meal would be more likely to influence hunger.

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