10 Popular Health and Diet Myths Busted


4. When you nuke your food, you nuke the nutrients

In general, microwaving food doesn’t result in destroyed nutrients. It does happen in some rare cases, though. Broccoli, for instance, contains a cancer-fighting nutrient called sulforaphane that doesn’t stand up to microwaving. The effect isn’t exclusive to microwave ovens – the nutrient is destroyed by any kind of cooking.