Some nutrients are destroyed while cooking vegetables, while absorption of other compounds (like lycopene in tomatoes for example) are enhanced with heat. Steaming is a fine way to cook vegetables. What is most important is that you eat vegetables: it doesn’t matter if they are raw, steamed, frozen, or canned. Even 8 ounces of 100% vegetable juice can help you get your vegetables!
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