Frozen Vegetables Fruit – Worse for you personally Than Fresh

 

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Shortly after harvesting, fresh fruits and vegetables start to lose moisture, have a greater risk of spoiling and drop in nutrient value. One study found a decline in nutrients after 3 days of. Research has revealed that frozen fruits and vegetables can have just as many vitamins and sometimes more as compared to fresh. Frozen fruits “are commercially picked at the peak of ripeness and then individually quick frozen and packaged under a nitrogen atmosphere,” Lester said.

Exposing fruits and vegetables to nitrogen helps to preserve nutrients that oxygen degrades, and also occurs with some fresh vegetables, like bagged greens. Veggies in the brassica family like cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are typically better fresh than frozen since they retain their phytochemicals and antioxidants. Foods high in fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A, carotenoids, and vitamin E are more stable during food processing and storage.

Fresh fruits and vegetables have long been considered superior to their frozen counterparts. And we can see why. Chopped up into small pieces and often flash-frozen to within an inch of their lives, in some ways, frosty fruits and veggies deserve their bad rap.

Frozen fruits and vegetables are just as healthy — if not healthier — than their fresh counterparts. Indeed, choosing a mix of fresh and frozen can be a great way to maximize your vitamin and nutrient intake while stretching your dollar. How Packaging and Processing Affects Produce.

A study by Ali Bouzari and colleagues at the University of California, comparing nutrients in eight different fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables (corn, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peas, green. While the public perceives freeze-dried fruit as a healthier alternative to candied fruit and possibly dried fruit, freeze-dried fruit has a much higher sugar content than its fresh equivalent. When your favorite vegetables are out of season or you can’t find locally grown fresh equivalents, frozen vegetables are a healthy way to meet your requirements for these nutritious foods.

Tip Frozen vegetables maintain their mineral, fiber, and carbohydrate content, although they have lost. Buying frozen versus fresh vegetables and fruits also means you can use foods that you might not be able to purchase fresh year-round. You can also often get them on sale, making it easier to keep good-for-you foods on hand — even on a budget.

And if you’re struggling to get your daily intake of greens and fruits, eating frozen is.

List of related literature:

Freezer veggies are frozen within hours of harvest, sealing in the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavor.

“One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami” by Regina Leeds, Meagan Francis
from One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami
by Regina Leeds, Meagan Francis
Hachette Books, 2011

In general, the nutrient content of frozen fruits and vegetables is comparable to their fresh counterparts.9 Because many vitamins are easily destroyed by oxygen, fruits and vegetables that have been cut and juice that has been opened should be stored in airtight containers and refrigerated.

“Understanding Nutrition” by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
from Understanding Nutrition
by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
Cengage Learning, 2018

Fresh fruit tastes better than frozen fruit in smoothies, but frozen fruit lasts longer and you don’t have to worry about them perishing three days after purchase.

“The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long” by Farnoosh Brock
from The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long
by Farnoosh Brock
Skyhorse, 2014

Frozen fruit will retain much of the nutritional value but will be softer after freezing.

“Betty Crocker Cookbook, 11th Edition: 1500 Recipes for the Way You Cook Today” by Betty Crocker
from Betty Crocker Cookbook, 11th Edition: 1500 Recipes for the Way You Cook Today
by Betty Crocker
HMH Books, 2011

In most cases, this is a bad thing—that’s why frozen vegetables are almost never as good as fresh.

“The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science” by J. Kenji López-Alt
from The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by J. Kenji López-Alt
W. W. Norton, 2015

Exceptional care in one link of the frozen fruit chain will not make up for a weakness in another.

“Commercial Fruit Processing” by Jasper Woodroof
from Commercial Fruit Processing
by Jasper Woodroof
Springer Netherlands, 2012

I find that frozen fruit is easier to wash than fresh, so I just take out what I need and wash them quickly before they defrost.

“The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It, Too” by Alys Fowler
from The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It, Too
by Alys Fowler
Viva Editions, 2013

Having tinned and frozen foods also means preserving the nutrients in foods – frozen berries are just as nutrientdense as fresh ones, but are cheaper and last longer, and tinned tomatoes are cooked for a longer shelf life, and the cooking means nutrients such as lycopene are more easily absorbed than in raw tomatoes.

“The No Need To Diet Book: Become a Diet Rebel and Make Friends with Food” by Pixie Turner
from The No Need To Diet Book: Become a Diet Rebel and Make Friends with Food
by Pixie Turner
Head of Zeus, 2019

The good news is that frozen vegetables and canned fruits contain about the same amount of healthy nutrients as when they are fresh.

“Belly Fat Breakthrough: Understand What It Is and Lose It Fast” by Dr. Stephen Boutcher
from Belly Fat Breakthrough: Understand What It Is and Lose It Fast
by Dr. Stephen Boutcher
Gallery Books, 2014

Frozen fruits can equal or better the flavor quality of fresh, especially delicate berries that spoil quickly after harvest.

“Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes” by Harold McGee
from Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes
by Harold McGee
Penguin Publishing Group, 2010

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  • This realisation is an absolute blessing for me. You see, I have cerebral palsy affecting my right arm, so peeling, stoning chopping and preparing fruit & veg for me is impossible. Moving to where I currently live, around the corner from the frozen food store, and this realisation has been a real gift for me! Thanks for this PBSL, you’re the best!!:)

  • thank you! i’m trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet but fresh veggies can be soooo expensive! Glad to know frozen veggies are just as good if not better:)

  • I been vegan over a year now and I eat all kind of fruits and veggies rather its frozen or fresh and I’m striving from it…long as its plants based its healthier then animal products no matter the form its in

  • what about bacteria, i have heard that frozen fruits can be “unclean”?! and therefor is suggested that you heat’em up -(?!) anyone?

  • I been vegan over a year now and I eat all kind of fruits and veggies rather its frozen or fresh and I’m striving from it…long as its plants based its healthier then animal products no matter the form its in

  • What about eating them frozen? I put frozen broccoli in my smoothie and I worried that the fact that they are frozen and blended on top of that, that maybe my kids and I aren’t getting the best nutrition out of them?

  • Don’t forget the energy required to freeze vegetables. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, always go for fresh, regional food (even if you eat more to get all nutrients). However, compared to alternatives like drying or salting food, I prefer to freeze it because it doesn’t influence the quality as much.

  • lol kinda bullshit. he says u blanch/wash frozen vegetables so you lose vitamins…. but are you telling me you dont wash your fresh fruits? do you eat fruits with the skin on, without washing the bacteria off it? can you imagine eating a tomato off the shelf, without WASHING IT????!?!??

  • I always have frozen Brussels Sprouts, Spinach, Broccoli, Peppers, Asparagus and Cauliflower in the freezer. I work all day and find they are the most convenient way to make sure to I get my veggies and since they are picked fresh and flash frozen I think they are the healthier alternative. They don’t sit around.

  • lol kinda bullshit. he says u blanch/wash frozen vegetables so you lose vitamins…. but are you telling me you dont wash your fresh fruits? do you eat fruits with the skin on, without washing the bacteria off it? can you imagine eating a tomato off the shelf, without WASHING IT????!?!??

  • Marjorie Merriweather Post (who owned a giant frozen foods concern, among other things) frequently lived on her yacht. When her husband was the US Ambassador to Russia, the yacht would be away from home for many months at a time. But the Posts ate foods stored in the yacht’s vast freezers, for the entire time. I think that’s ALL they ate probably as much to demonstrate the wonders of new frozen food technology, as much as out of fear of poisoning. Mrs. Post retained her beauty into extremely old age a testament to the healthfulness of frozen produce.

  • Dr. Eric Berg
    dude if you freeze human alive do they die?
    dude if you freeze animal alive does it die?
    dude if you freeze sentinals it dies?
    case closed

    dude ive just debunked your whole video 30sec
    while eating french fries and sipping on fanta

  • Fact: All the enzymes get killed in frozen vegetables therefore fresh vegetables are much better for your body because your body needs those enzymes!

  • Off topic question again, so many videos explaining caffeine/caffeine addiction but ONLY only coffee form while coffee has more in it many people are caffeine addicts but NEVER drink cofee it may be energy drinks, green tea or my favorite caffeine pill can you please explain these?

  • Frozen berries are also a lot cheaper to buy as well (and have a little less plastic packaging I’ve noticed).
    But nothing beats growing at least some fruits yourself (and it eases your mind over the carbon footprint of transport too).
    Growing-your-own gives you the chance to try berries that supermarkets just don’t sell and are so tasty I wish I had tracked them down and grown them earlier. Also, you have the choice to be as organic as you like. You’re in complete control all the way when it comes to quality!
    Berry-producing plants are perhaps the easiest food plants to grow generally and really easy when it comes to raising more plants from cuttings.
    I now have thornless blackberries, tayberries, loganberries, red, white & black currants, red & green gooseberries, honeyberries, red and golden raspberries, an aronia, strawberries and blueberries (best to buy more than one named hybrid of blueberry, they produce more berries that way). This year, along with the tree fruits, I should have enough to fill half the freezer.

  • This channel was instrumental in my conversion to veganism!! Thank you so much for your all your hard work! I’ve never felt better in 44 years!! ����

  • Frozen. Less waste. Less effort. Less friction to eat what’s good for you. Less friction means you’re less likely to order fast food because it’s easier.

  • No… I only eat frozen veg. I went to the doctors and they did my bloods came back good healthy… i said am I eating enough veg he said yeah it’s absolutely fine… I eat veg 3 times a week if that!! frozen all the way cheaper and no wastage. does taste slightly different but I think frozen tastes fresher.

  • Thanks for this video..
    I specifically get frozen broccoli �� and Berries.
    So what you said those to items that I get.. I was like YES!
    Wasn’t sure witch was best for. Frozen or fresh (witch led me to your video)
    Now i know. Thanks to you. ��

  • Fact: All the enzymes get killed in frozen vegetables therefore fresh vegetables are much better for your body because your body needs those enzymes!

  • Hey Dr. Eric Berg, I have a great video idea for you! I think a lot of people are wondering what are the effects on your health with smoking Marijuana? How does it effect the human brain, the mental health, the effects on hormones, etc. This would be an interesting video! Espically with all the controversy!!!

  • Today, March 2, 2018, I am celebrating my first year anniversary as a vegan. One year ago I was 235 pounds with a bmi of 37 (obese). I had diabettes and high blood pressure for which I was taking drugs. On the last day in February 2017 I watched Forks over Knives, a documentary on how our food is produced and how harmful it is. The next day I went to an all-you-can-eat restaurant (golden coral) and ate every vegetable or whole food I saw. During the next 60 days I lost 33 pounds, stopped all medications as my blood glucose was normal as was my blood presssure.I had stopped eating all animal products beef, chicken, eggs, diary, fish, butter etc.etc. I did stop losing weight but saw in retrospect that I was still eating processed (packaged) foods which I cut out and lost another 22 pounds in the following two months. I had gone from 235 to 170 a whopping 65 pounds. It had been a decade or longer since I was below 200 pounds. I am 77 years of age.
    As I live alone in the Oregon outback in an off-grid home I built myself I used videos like this as my support group. There are at least a dozen doctors posting videos that recommend a plant based “diet” and cutting out processed foods because they are loaded with addictive substances like salt, sugar and oils. At every meal I would go to youtube and select another of these videos as my support group. (Google plant based doctors Neal Barnard, John, McDougall,  Michael Gregor, Michael Klaper, Joel Fuhrman, Dean Ornish, Kim Williams, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwel Esselstyn, Alan Goldhammer, Doug Lisle, Matt Kedernan, Alona Pulde, Thomas Campbell, Garth Davis, Pam Popper, Jason Fung, Anthony Lim and so  many more. 
    Today, I have actually modified my eating habit by including a two day water only fast once every week which gives my body a chance to heal itself. What the Doctor of all doctors wrote: “Let food be thy medicine” is so true (Thanks Dr Hippocrates.) Another important message can be found at abolishchildsexabuse.com Thanks for reading.

  • Why do I get heart palpitations when I take potassium eat like in nu salt I thought taking more potassium is supposed to stop heart palpitations

  • Thanks for great and short consistent information. I can honestly say I wouldnt watch this video if it was 10 minutes. But now I saw it was around 2 minutes, I watched it. Short consist information make people watch! Thank you!

  • well if you buy fruit and vege from a supermarket its at least a week old, especially if its imported, sometimes your buying stuff thats 2 weeks old, if it wasn’t for air conditioning they would would always be bad obviously, except for like dirty potatoes and stuff with a higher shelf life.

  • I buy lots of fruits and vegetables but never really get to them in time before they start getting old or brown this is a wonderful fact that I can eat frozen fruits and vegetables that get the most out of them���������������� thank you for sharing

  • My Guiding Principle is:
    Organic fresh Veg > Fresh Veg > Frozen Veg > No Veg

    I use frozen berries for smoothies because it’s easier and I wouldn’t end up having it at all if I tried making it fresh.

  • The last thing fat Americans need to be worried about is whether or not to eat frozen vegetables. This is how I’m losing weight. Literally eating like 4 lbs of frozen vegetables a day and protein on the side.

  • thank you! i’m trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet but fresh veggies can be soooo expensive! Glad to know frozen veggies are just as good if not better:)

  • Thanks for the information. I have planted them in my Torpedopot.com, Self-watering planter. The nasturtium grew to 9ft high and 3ft wide in five weeks. Torpedopot is a great tool for growing nasturtium. I never will have to water my nasturtiums again. http://www.torpedopot.com

  • If ye love me, keep my commandments.
    John 14:15 KJV

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
    Exodus 20:8‭-‬9 KJV

    Saturday is the day of the Lord

    The claim that Christ by his death abolished his Father’s law, is without foundation. Had it been possible for the law to be changed or set aside, then Christ need not have died to save man from the penalty of sin. The death of Christ, so far from abolishing the law, proves that it is immutable. The Son of God came to “magnify the law, and make it honorable.” [Isaiah 42:21.] He said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law;” “till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in nowise pass from the law.” [Matthew 5:17, 18.] And concerning himself he declares, “I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.” [Psalm 40:8.] GC88 466.3

    Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

  • From Canada: this is good news for us. I am in the greater Montreal area and IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) vegetables are more or less a necesity due to our cold climate and short growing season, although tomatoes are omoere often than not hot house as they do not transport well over thousands of miles, and do not seem capable of being IQF’d.

    As for general Veggies, we have a very basic misture here known as << macédoine >> (“mah-say-DOINE”) which is an IQF mix of diced carrots, corn and peas. also available are various mixes of IQF veggies intended for stir-fries.

    Blueberries are another issue, and poipular enough. However Since the goodness is in the purple skin, not the flesh, smaller (about 5 mm diam max) is better, so wild, not commercial, even though sometimes that is more expensive.

    Most of the year wild fresh blueberries are not even availbale so I use the wild IQF sort.

    However for a very short time oin the summer, I can gewt fresh wild bl;ueberries from the Lac St. Jean Saguenay area. these are the best fresh wild I see here, albeit the season is very short due to the cold climate in the Saguenay.

    Since blueberries can only grow on threatened ground, they cannot grow just anywhere. Land reforesting from a forest fire is one habitat, but more valuable in Canada are the many areas where the ground is threatened by high rock tables, often due to the huge Pre-cambrian rock shield that underlies more than half of the entire Canadian land area.

    I have seen, albeit in a very remote area, an island full of blueberries where the plants were about 6 feet high. as a boy of 4 1/2, I wanted my father to keep speaking as we went through and picked th berries so I would not lose him in the heavy growth! But that was some 35 miles by treacherous waters from the nearest mainland, and no electricity, running water or telephones, along wit the concern of the deadly Mississauga Rattlesnake. (At the age of 4 1/2 I saved my own life confronting one of those, all in about 35 seconds, and the adults found out some 3 days later1 (Some kid!) We had been warned, If anyone gewts bitten by one of thse, and does not get medical care withon 24 hours, they are dead! We had bewen told of the typical behaviour, and when confronted with no warning,m I knew cold as ice what to do.

    Fortunately there were no adults present as they would have panicked and I would not be alve today! (maybe “blueberried”?)

  • please people dont eat frozen foods, yes they contain more nutrients, but what you dont understand,
    freezing a product is killing its enzymes (which make it digestable), eating frozen food is eating dead food, you shouldnt consume it

  • This is excellent news. My nearest store, where I get all my fruit & vegetables for cooking, and I love making smoothies too, is Iceland, a frozen food store here in the UK. They have a great superfood and Vegan range too.:)

  • Hey, The best results that I have ever had was with Marks magic method (i found it on google) Without a doubt the most useful diet that I have ever tried.

  • the nutrients is good to get, but the live enzymes most likely barely survive whatsoever once frozen. and this live enzyme really does give life and boost the immune system

  • Thanks for the information. I have planted them in my Torpedopot.com, Self-watering planter. The nasturtium grew to 9ft high and 3ft wide in five weeks. Torpedopot is a great tool for growing nasturtium. I never will have to water my nasturtiums again. http://www.torpedopot.com

  • The thing about it being something such as fruits and vegetables is that if you live in a specific climate they’re treated differentlyI think this vid’s a little Canadian biased because fruit and vegetables don’t need to be refrigerated all the time. Here in Australia there actually is no such thing as fresh fruit and vegetables because even in winter it can be too hot and dry/humid (especially where the majority of fruits and vegetables grow) so the second they are harvested and washed they are placed straight into freezer trucksbecause it can get so humid here even potatoes are frozen to prevent them growing eyes before they are placed on shelves

  • the nutrients is good to get, but the live enzymes most likely barely survive whatsoever once frozen. and this live enzyme really does give life and boost the immune system

  • Hey, The best results that I have ever had was with Marks magic method (i found it on google) Without a doubt the most useful diet that I have ever tried.

  • I like precutting veggies and freezing them or just buying frozen veggies because it makes it easier on me to eat more veggies and incorporate them into my diet!

  • It’s doesn’t matter who paid for the research as long as the methodology is sound. Leatherhead Laboratories are independent lab and trustworthy… I used theme years ago but they’re too expensive now Government agencies use them too when checking for food fraud etc.

  • also, less persevitives in food when frozzen, your fresh organic food may be organic, but they can and perservitives to maintain freshness. so in short frozen all the way

  • I’m fine with most frozen fruits and veggies. But I do have one (admittedly weird) question. Why do frozen cooked green beans squeak when you eat them?

  • My Guiding Principle is:
    Organic fresh Veg > Fresh Veg > Frozen Veg > No Veg

    I use frozen berries for smoothies because it’s easier and I wouldn’t end up having it at all if I tried making it fresh.

  • Hi Dr berg,
    Could you please do a video about consuming vegetables and fruits in their season, and how we should respect our mother nature…
    A lot of people eat the same greens and vegetables all year long.

  • I have eaten frozen vegetables for 3 months, then i had problem with my eyes, it pains of no reason..  Got it checked up with eye specialist.. No problem detected…. Then I switched for fresh vegetables, the problem was solved…… I speak practical and the rest is theory…..Thanks Obaid. Saudi Araiba…..

  • I’m fine with most frozen fruits and veggies. But I do have one (admittedly weird) question. Why do frozen cooked green beans squeak when you eat them?

  • 1:30 Produce exposed to air and light producing chemical changes is a natural phenomena.
    It is not a chemical reaction done in a chemistry lab.

  • i know my comment might be late but to be honest frozen fruit and vegetables are a livesaver for anyone who cant afford always fresh fruits and veggies and i agree better have frozen fruit and vegetables in your regular diet then not having them (i know unfortunate in some other places in the world it might be different but where i was living they always tended to be cheaper as fresh produce )

  • Dr berg can you make a video of Cylical Keto and Dirty Keto? the bad sides of it. Right now i believe im doing dirty keto, carb intake 25-70 grams (instant coffee 25grams carbs + etc…) per day and did some IF for 16hrs. And im experiencing some difficulty in breathing and lower back pain (above the butt, dont know if its in the kidney).

    i hope you can make a short video of it.

  • This guy is a hack. Just buy fruits and veggies however you can get them. The slight differences in nutrient value from one form to another aren’t significant enough to give you noticeable gains.

  • Love this! I actually eat mostly frozen fruits and vegetables. They’re affordable, come pre-chopped, they last long, and there’s no waste. Plus they taste great and the quality is often better than the produce that gets trucked in to where I live. Fresh is great, but frozen is just as good especially if you’re on a budget!

  • Hi, I recently saw a movie call “The Perfect Human Diet by Gravitas Ventures” my question is “Do you know if this film was financed for any meet Industry?”

  • Frozen vegetables are so much tastier than so called fresh. I can’t believe ppl that think different? Probably bcse of the biased.

  • Thank you i was confused to eat cuz i m having frozen fruits juice every day but was worried that if is not good for health cuz of frozen

  • Everybody on this comment is the truth. Most people don’t even care about they health until it’s too late. My only issue is weed. Ever are a salad high? Never knew how good lettuce was

  • This girl just argued with me via comments about how the brain cant run on ketones and that ketones have to turn into carbs. first.. Lol This must be what the “machine” is spewing out to people..
    Is that even possible? Ketones turning into glucose? Hopefuly she was just confused and didnt pick that up from people who believe thats true.

  • This channel was instrumental in my conversion to veganism!! Thank you so much for your all your hard work! I’ve never felt better in 44 years!! ����

  • Frozen. Less waste. Less effort. Less friction to eat what’s good for you. Less friction means you’re less likely to order fast food because it’s easier.

  • Everybody on this comment is the truth. Most people don’t even care about they health until it’s too late. My only issue is weed. Ever are a salad high? Never knew how good lettuce was

  • Today, March 2, 2018, I am celebrating my first year anniversary as a vegan. One year ago I was 235 pounds with a bmi of 37 (obese). I had diabettes and high blood pressure for which I was taking drugs. On the last day in February 2017 I watched Forks over Knives, a documentary on how our food is produced and how harmful it is. The next day I went to an all-you-can-eat restaurant (golden coral) and ate every vegetable or whole food I saw. During the next 60 days I lost 33 pounds, stopped all medications as my blood glucose was normal as was my blood presssure.I had stopped eating all animal products beef, chicken, eggs, diary, fish, butter etc.etc. I did stop losing weight but saw in retrospect that I was still eating processed (packaged) foods which I cut out and lost another 22 pounds in the following two months. I had gone from 235 to 170 a whopping 65 pounds. It had been a decade or longer since I was below 200 pounds. I am 77 years of age.
    As I live alone in the Oregon outback in an off-grid home I built myself I used videos like this as my support group. There are at least a dozen doctors posting videos that recommend a plant based “diet” and cutting out processed foods because they are loaded with addictive substances like salt, sugar and oils. At every meal I would go to youtube and select another of these videos as my support group. (Google plant based doctors Neal Barnard, John, McDougall,  Michael Gregor, Michael Klaper, Joel Fuhrman, Dean Ornish, Kim Williams, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwel Esselstyn, Alan Goldhammer, Doug Lisle, Matt Kedernan, Alona Pulde, Thomas Campbell, Garth Davis, Pam Popper, Jason Fung, Anthony Lim and so  many more. 
    Today, I have actually modified my eating habit by including a two day water only fast once every week which gives my body a chance to heal itself. What the Doctor of all doctors wrote: “Let food be thy medicine” is so true (Thanks Dr Hippocrates.) Another important message can be found at abolishchildsexabuse.com Thanks for reading.

  • I always have frozen Brussels Sprouts, Spinach, Broccoli, Peppers, Asparagus and Cauliflower in the freezer. I work all day and find they are the most convenient way to make sure to I get my veggies and since they are picked fresh and flash frozen I think they are the healthier alternative. They don’t sit around.

  • I live in Canada, here’s winter is amazingly cold (feels not anymore but) so actually works better than my refrigerator does so I keep stuff out like eggs, veggies and berries being wrapped! Really cool LOL

  • This guy is a hack. Just buy fruits and veggies however you can get them. The slight differences in nutrient value from one form to another aren’t significant enough to give you noticeable gains.

  • I grew up on a farm but once my dad left and ma went to work she started freezing her vegetables she grew but then she bought vegetables from the shops.Ok then.

  • If ye love me, keep my commandments.
    John 14:15 KJV

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
    Exodus 20:8‭-‬9 KJV

    Saturday is the day of the Lord

    The claim that Christ by his death abolished his Father’s law, is without foundation. Had it been possible for the law to be changed or set aside, then Christ need not have died to save man from the penalty of sin. The death of Christ, so far from abolishing the law, proves that it is immutable. The Son of God came to “magnify the law, and make it honorable.” [Isaiah 42:21.] He said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law;” “till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in nowise pass from the law.” [Matthew 5:17, 18.] And concerning himself he declares, “I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.” [Psalm 40:8.] GC88 466.3

    Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

  • please people dont eat frozen foods, yes they contain more nutrients, but what you dont understand,
    freezing a product is killing its enzymes (which make it digestable), eating frozen food is eating dead food, you shouldnt consume it

  • Like most people don’t have time every morning to make a green smoothie full of a variety of greens and mushroom, so I go to my organic markets every few weeks and get a massive batch of greens and mushrooms, blend them in a vitamix then put them into small daily serve containers and freeze them for a month. Every night I put one in the fridge to defrost, then add berries to taste when I blend them in the morning and take to work. Because I have frozen the veggies myself I know they have not been blanched. I highly recommend this if you don’t have time to make them fresh everyday, to avoid your veggies dying in the fridge as Thomas
    mentioned, unless you grow your own, which I currently can’t do.

  • I still can’t explain this one. I bought a pack of frozen strawberries one time and wanted to zap them in the microwave for a few seconds and one of them started sparking like it was about to catch fire! I threw them away quickly!

  • Hello!

    I spend on average 2 hours each day cooking fresh food for my boss and colleagues. My boss places VERY high importance in healthy food and nutrition, but he’s open for suggestions on how we can save time.

    I suggested to him that we could cook all the meals for one or multiple weeks at the same time and then put them in the freezer. This would save me a lot of time to work on other important tasks, but he wants to make sure that this will not make the food less healthy (loss of nutrition).

    I have read your book “how not to die” and also checked out your article about frozen fruit:
    https://nutritionfacts.org/questions/fresh-fruit-versus-frozen-fruit-which-is-better/

    and your video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43FoU_U5jhE&t=13s

    A couple questions I have found impossible to get answered are the following:

    Does prepared food (heated fresh fruits, vegetables and beans) lose nutrients when I put them in the freezer to eat later?

    Does it matter if I have them in the freezer for just a few days, weeks or even months?

    Also, will it lose nutrients when I heat the frozen food up again?

    Thank you and I’m looking forward to your answer:)

  • what about bacteria, i have heard that frozen fruits can be “unclean”?! and therefor is suggested that you heat’em up -(?!) anyone?

  • Actually you lose nutrients when you eat the vegetables to begin with, sooo….I say, chuck them and eat a steak! You’re still pushing the veg after everything we’ve learned about plant toxins? 10 cups of spinach could kill some people. Dr. Berg, I know you care, but you have to amend your recommendations.

  • Marjorie Merriweather Post (who owned a giant frozen foods concern, among other things) frequently lived on her yacht. When her husband was the US Ambassador to Russia, the yacht would be away from home for many months at a time. But the Posts ate foods stored in the yacht’s vast freezers, for the entire time. I think that’s ALL they ate probably as much to demonstrate the wonders of new frozen food technology, as much as out of fear of poisoning. Mrs. Post retained her beauty into extremely old age a testament to the healthfulness of frozen produce.

  • Frozen berries are also a lot cheaper to buy as well (and have a little less plastic packaging I’ve noticed).
    But nothing beats growing at least some fruits yourself (and it eases your mind over the carbon footprint of transport too).
    Growing-your-own gives you the chance to try berries that supermarkets just don’t sell and are so tasty I wish I had tracked them down and grown them earlier. Also, you have the choice to be as organic as you like. You’re in complete control all the way when it comes to quality!
    Berry-producing plants are perhaps the easiest food plants to grow generally and really easy when it comes to raising more plants from cuttings.
    I now have thornless blackberries, tayberries, loganberries, red, white & black currants, red & green gooseberries, honeyberries, red and golden raspberries, an aronia, strawberries and blueberries (best to buy more than one named hybrid of blueberry, they produce more berries that way). This year, along with the tree fruits, I should have enough to fill half the freezer.

  • Hello!

    I spend on average 2 hours each day cooking fresh food for my boss and colleagues. My boss places VERY high importance in healthy food and nutrition, but he’s open for suggestions on how we can save time.

    I suggested to him that we could cook all the meals for one or multiple weeks at the same time and then put them in the freezer. This would save me a lot of time to work on other important tasks, but he wants to make sure that this will not make the food less healthy (loss of nutrition).

    I have read your book “how not to die” and also checked out your article about frozen fruit:
    https://nutritionfacts.org/questions/fresh-fruit-versus-frozen-fruit-which-is-better/

    and your video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43FoU_U5jhE&t=13s

    A couple questions I have found impossible to get answered are the following:

    Does prepared food (heated fresh fruits, vegetables and beans) lose nutrients when I put them in the freezer to eat later?

    Does it matter if I have them in the freezer for just a few days, weeks or even months?

    Also, will it lose nutrients when I heat the frozen food up again?

    Thank you and I’m looking forward to your answer:)

  • Pish! There is and never will be anything better than fresh, Is this “Doctor “ working for the frozen food chain Iceland?….probably.

  • The last thing fat Americans need to be worried about is whether or not to eat frozen vegetables. This is how I’m losing weight. Literally eating like 4 lbs of frozen vegetables a day and protein on the side.

  • Don’t forget the energy required to freeze vegetables. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, always go for fresh, regional food (even if you eat more to get all nutrients). However, compared to alternatives like drying or salting food, I prefer to freeze it because it doesn’t influence the quality as much.

  • I buy lots of fruits and vegetables but never really get to them in time before they start getting old or brown this is a wonderful fact that I can eat frozen fruits and vegetables that get the most out of them���������������� thank you for sharing

  • Frozen fruits and vegetables are a must have on WFPB. It’s convenient, you can have a large variety of frozen vegetables at anytime and you don’t have to worry about it going bad. The other thing is berries, they have to be eaten everyday and these so called fresh berries usually spoils two days after purchase. The only vegetable that I will try to get fresh is broccoli because as Dr. Gregor states in one of his videos the amount sulphfloranes is depleted in frozen broccoli because it’s slightly cooked then frozen.

  • Question:

    I love broccoli and buy them mostly frozen. When I cook them in water only and I like them kinda crispy but not overcooked.

    Do they lose the nutrients after cooking?

  • Question:

    I love broccoli and buy them mostly frozen. When I cook them in water only and I like them kinda crispy but not overcooked.

    Do they lose the nutrients after cooking?

  • Every time I compared the nutritional info on frozen veggies and fruit with what it’s counterpart when fresh, the frozen seems to have only about 10-20% of the vitamins the fresh veggies/fruit is “known” to have.

  • Any diet suggestions to stop ectopic heart beats? I know they’re pretty benign. I’ve had all the checks done and it nothing to worry about apparentlybut it’s so regular right now it’s quite annoying! Ideas?

  • Every time I compared the nutritional info on frozen veggies and fruit with what it’s counterpart when fresh, the frozen seems to have only about 10-20% of the vitamins the fresh veggies/fruit is “known” to have.

  • I still can’t explain this one. I bought a pack of frozen strawberries one time and wanted to zap them in the microwave for a few seconds and one of them started sparking like it was about to catch fire! I threw them away quickly!

  • Thank you i was confused to eat cuz i m having frozen fruits juice every day but was worried that if is not good for health cuz of frozen

  • From Canada: this is good news for us. I am in the greater Montreal area and IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) vegetables are more or less a necesity due to our cold climate and short growing season, although tomatoes are omoere often than not hot house as they do not transport well over thousands of miles, and do not seem capable of being IQF’d.

    As for general Veggies, we have a very basic misture here known as << macédoine >> (“mah-say-DOINE”) which is an IQF mix of diced carrots, corn and peas. also available are various mixes of IQF veggies intended for stir-fries.

    Blueberries are another issue, and poipular enough. However Since the goodness is in the purple skin, not the flesh, smaller (about 5 mm diam max) is better, so wild, not commercial, even though sometimes that is more expensive.

    Most of the year wild fresh blueberries are not even availbale so I use the wild IQF sort.

    However for a very short time oin the summer, I can gewt fresh wild bl;ueberries from the Lac St. Jean Saguenay area. these are the best fresh wild I see here, albeit the season is very short due to the cold climate in the Saguenay.

    Since blueberries can only grow on threatened ground, they cannot grow just anywhere. Land reforesting from a forest fire is one habitat, but more valuable in Canada are the many areas where the ground is threatened by high rock tables, often due to the huge Pre-cambrian rock shield that underlies more than half of the entire Canadian land area.

    I have seen, albeit in a very remote area, an island full of blueberries where the plants were about 6 feet high. as a boy of 4 1/2, I wanted my father to keep speaking as we went through and picked th berries so I would not lose him in the heavy growth! But that was some 35 miles by treacherous waters from the nearest mainland, and no electricity, running water or telephones, along wit the concern of the deadly Mississauga Rattlesnake. (At the age of 4 1/2 I saved my own life confronting one of those, all in about 35 seconds, and the adults found out some 3 days later1 (Some kid!) We had been warned, If anyone gewts bitten by one of thse, and does not get medical care withon 24 hours, they are dead! We had bewen told of the typical behaviour, and when confronted with no warning,m I knew cold as ice what to do.

    Fortunately there were no adults present as they would have panicked and I would not be alve today! (maybe “blueberried”?)

  • Frozen vegetables are so much tastier than so called fresh. I can’t believe ppl that think different? Probably bcse of the biased.

  • Like most people don’t have time every morning to make a green smoothie full of a variety of greens and mushroom, so I go to my organic markets every few weeks and get a massive batch of greens and mushrooms, blend them in a vitamix then put them into small daily serve containers and freeze them for a month. Every night I put one in the fridge to defrost, then add berries to taste when I blend them in the morning and take to work. Because I have frozen the veggies myself I know they have not been blanched. I highly recommend this if you don’t have time to make them fresh everyday, to avoid your veggies dying in the fridge as Thomas
    mentioned, unless you grow your own, which I currently can’t do.

  • I have eaten frozen vegetables for 3 months, then i had problem with my eyes, it pains of no reason..  Got it checked up with eye specialist.. No problem detected…. Then I switched for fresh vegetables, the problem was solved…… I speak practical and the rest is theory…..Thanks Obaid. Saudi Araiba…..

  • The thing about it being something such as fruits and vegetables is that if you live in a specific climate they’re treated differentlyI think this vid’s a little Canadian biased because fruit and vegetables don’t need to be refrigerated all the time. Here in Australia there actually is no such thing as fresh fruit and vegetables because even in winter it can be too hot and dry/humid (especially where the majority of fruits and vegetables grow) so the second they are harvested and washed they are placed straight into freezer trucksbecause it can get so humid here even potatoes are frozen to prevent them growing eyes before they are placed on shelves

  • This realisation is an absolute blessing for me. You see, I have cerebral palsy affecting my right arm, so peeling, stoning chopping and preparing fruit & veg for me is impossible. Moving to where I currently live, around the corner from the frozen food store, and this realisation has been a real gift for me! Thanks for this PBSL, you’re the best!!:)

  • This channel is starting to become one of my favorites. I love that you back up all of your advice with research. Thank you Whitney!!

  • It’s doesn’t matter who paid for the research as long as the methodology is sound. Leatherhead Laboratories are independent lab and trustworthy… I used theme years ago but they’re too expensive now Government agencies use them too when checking for food fraud etc.

  • also, less persevitives in food when frozzen, your fresh organic food may be organic, but they can and perservitives to maintain freshness. so in short frozen all the way

  • Pish! There is and never will be anything better than fresh, Is this “Doctor “ working for the frozen food chain Iceland?….probably.

  • Frozen is my fave for less food waste. And they are great for times when I’m in a pinch for dinner and need to toss some veggies in a stir fry!

  • But I have a question, there’s the big question about preservatives that are being used these days, and I agree that dosage can be the poison and in this case I’m afraid such preservatives are dangerous even in low dosage forms. There are so many chemical preservatives that are being used on fishes and vegetables and fruits, not to mention the pesticides. So I would like to know about them from you with ofcourse solid scientific facts and possibly measures to prevent any detrimental effect on health.

  • well if you buy fruit and vege from a supermarket its at least a week old, especially if its imported, sometimes your buying stuff thats 2 weeks old, if it wasn’t for air conditioning they would would always be bad obviously, except for like dirty potatoes and stuff with a higher shelf life.

  • No… I only eat frozen veg. I went to the doctors and they did my bloods came back good healthy… i said am I eating enough veg he said yeah it’s absolutely fine… I eat veg 3 times a week if that!! frozen all the way cheaper and no wastage. does taste slightly different but I think frozen tastes fresher.

  • I stopped blanching a long time ago.. opting for a quick soak in either lemon water or ACV water.. pat dry.. sheet freeze.. then container store. I’m not big on baggies.. I use either glass seal-able containers or sometimes ice trays covered in freezer paper and a rubberband

  • Thank goodness! So it is true frozen vegetables still have nutrients. I even heard they can have better nutrients due to being picked while ripe and frozen, as opposed to getting shipped while ripening. It’s a good thing I like stir-fried vegetables with coconut oil.:)

  • Usually don’t freeze veg as I only have a tiny bar fridge & its not frost free. I find frozen veg from the supermarket terrible. In Australia the stores have started buying frozen veg from China, but send it through NZ & stamp it as from NZ. China uses raw sewage on their crops, & people defecate in the market gardens as fertiliser. If I thaw just some of this frozen broccoli I find its crawling w/ maggots even if the bag was never opened. I’ve stopped buying it. My mini fridge semi freezes my fresh broccoli if I keep it on the top shelf & its keeps really well.
    If you sprout broccoli & then freeze it for smoothies the nutrition actually increases.

  • Hi, I recently saw a movie call “The Perfect Human Diet by Gravitas Ventures” my question is “Do you know if this film was financed for any meet Industry?”

  • Big fan of frozen fruits and veggies. Great for creating smoothies that have that refreshing icy-ness to them. Love knowing some of the studies. Viva las blueberries!

  • Yay for frozen fruits and veggies! I always keep them on hand (especially berries!) so I can skip the grocery store more often!:)

  • on APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Considering its acid, is it ok to drink it in the morning, knowing that I am not going to eat anything for next few hours? When to drink it? Just before eating What about prolonged fasting?

  • i know my comment might be late but to be honest frozen fruit and vegetables are a livesaver for anyone who cant afford always fresh fruits and veggies and i agree better have frozen fruit and vegetables in your regular diet then not having them (i know unfortunate in some other places in the world it might be different but where i was living they always tended to be cheaper as fresh produce )

  • Quick question doc. whats the best way to cook food. is it boiling in water or oil or some other way. i want to know the way in which food retains maximum benifits but also kills bacteria and parasites

  • Wait…you can freeze tomatoes for 6 months?!?!? I probably wasted $100 over the years buying tomatoes, never getting around to eating them, then having to throw them away.

  • Hello dr, I like your video, Plz tell me Blanching process requires for fruit drying.if yes then how many Blanching time for required for mango,fig, strawberries like fruits

  • Sir please Sher diet for vegetarians, in India so many people are vegetarian dew to religion, so what we can eat while do intrmetet fasting

  • What about eating them frozen? I put frozen broccoli in my smoothie and I worried that the fact that they are frozen and blended on top of that, that maybe my kids and I aren’t getting the best nutrition out of them?

  • This is excellent news. My nearest store, where I get all my fruit & vegetables for cooking, and I love making smoothies too, is Iceland, a frozen food store here in the UK. They have a great superfood and Vegan range too.:)

  • Thanks for this video..
    I specifically get frozen broccoli �� and Berries.
    So what you said those to items that I get.. I was like YES!
    Wasn’t sure witch was best for. Frozen or fresh (witch led me to your video)
    Now i know. Thanks to you. ��

  • CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER ME?
    I don’t have thyroid so I need to take thyroid replacement
    I am 34lbs overweight
    ¿Can I do Intermittent fasting??
    How can I take my thyroid medication with Intermittent fasting?

  • Off topic question again, so many videos explaining caffeine/caffeine addiction but ONLY only coffee form while coffee has more in it many people are caffeine addicts but NEVER drink cofee it may be energy drinks, green tea or my favorite caffeine pill can you please explain these?

  • But I have a question, there’s the big question about preservatives that are being used these days, and I agree that dosage can be the poison and in this case I’m afraid such preservatives are dangerous even in low dosage forms. There are so many chemical preservatives that are being used on fishes and vegetables and fruits, not to mention the pesticides. So I would like to know about them from you with ofcourse solid scientific facts and possibly measures to prevent any detrimental effect on health.

  • I like precutting veggies and freezing them or just buying frozen veggies because it makes it easier on me to eat more veggies and incorporate them into my diet!

  • After 1.5 yrs I finaly convinced my mom to try keto. She was about to get her hip replaced and we went real low carb. She made it 4 days and failed. After surgery she ate carb. city and her leg swelled up bad. I made her stop the carbs. since i was feeding her: ) and the swelling totaly went away and a believer was born! Yesterday we checked her ketones and she had 6.9 at 65 blood sugar. She is fatigued and cranky.
    She wants me to ask you if its harder for a 70 yr. old vs. 45 yr. old vs. 20 yr. old to fat adapt? Its her first time feeling ketones and she is very lucid and tired. Its so interesting because she can watch a video of yours and understand the whole video because here focus is ON.
    : ) OK, TAKE CARE!

  • Freezing veggies preserves the nutrients cos its frozen the same day it’s picked. I would rather eat frozen spinach than some “green stuff” that’s been suffocating in a plastic bag for 3 days.

  • Frozen fruits and vegetables are a must have on WFPB. It’s convenient, you can have a large variety of frozen vegetables at anytime and you don’t have to worry about it going bad. The other thing is berries, they have to be eaten everyday and these so called fresh berries usually spoils two days after purchase. The only vegetable that I will try to get fresh is broccoli because as Dr. Gregor states in one of his videos the amount sulphfloranes is depleted in frozen broccoli because it’s slightly cooked then frozen.

  • So called ‘fresh’ vegetables in markets have been sitting for weeks, picked unripe and have lost even more nutrients. Frozen veg commercial bagged veg are flash frozen right out of the field.