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Cooking to Preserve Nutrients

How do you normally cook porridge for your children? For us, our common practice is to cook everything together – a portion of meat, vegetables and rice – all in the same pot, boiling till desired consistency is achieved. I believe that is what most of us would do, especially if we’re Chinese (or Asian). Recently, I’ve been reading up more and been pondering if it’s the optimal way for our children to obtain the most nutrients, proves that it may not be so.  Meat is where the proteins are. When it is boiled for a prolonged period of time, the water-soluble vitamins are lost to the water, and some destroyed, however the proteins are still intact in the meat...

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