Produce Prep: Raw or Cooked?

Here's how to cook and eat your vegetables to get the most nutrients out of them.

Produce Prep: Raw or Cooked?

Adding plenty of fresh produce to your daily diet is just one part of living healthy. You also have to know how to prepare them to preserve their nutritional value. Supercharge your vegetables by learning how to get the most out of them.

Garlic: Raw!

Garlic contains chemicals that relax your blood vessels, helping to protect them from heart disease. Cooking garlic reduces the amount of these vital chemicals, so it’s better to enjoy garlic raw. Try crushing a clove in salad dressing, adding it at the very end of cooking tomato sauce, or spreading it on some toast with olive oil.

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.