Food Steamers: How Healthy are They?
First of all, a food steamer will retain the cellular structure of food tissues – so that you can retain those vitamins and minerals. It is a gentle method of cooking, to be sure.
It is practically as healthy as the Raw Food diet (or as close as one can get). Did you know that steamed veggies keep most of their flavonoids, so you can be HAPPY about that. Flavonoids are useful to us, as they are able to reduce free radical damage to our cells.
Actually, they provide us antioxidant benefits. This passage, taken from Whole Foods, explains it: