What causes vitamin loss when cooking food?

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Whether you're zapping food in your microwave or cooking it on the stove, it's the amount of heat and cooking time that affects vitamin loss. High cooking temperatures and long cooking times result in loss of heat-sensitive and water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and thiamin. Actually, microwave cooking can help minimize vitamin loss because the foods tend to cook more quickly.

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