Cutting Veggies (image) Oregon State University Caption Cutting your own vegetables as opposed to buying pre-cut veggies at the store is just one everyday activity you can do as part of a healthy lifestyle, according to a new study by Oregon State University researcher Brad Cardinal. Washing and cutting your own vegetables burns 20 more calories than buying pre-cut. Credit Photo: OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences Usage Restrictions For use by media to illustrate this story Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.