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Raw vs Cooked Veggies: Which is Better?

The Benefits and Considerations of Vegetables

Vegetables offer numerous health benefits. They're rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients – powerful compounds that protect against inflammation and diseases like cancer. Raw, organically grown vegetables even contain probiotics, beneficial bacteria that support gut health. However, cooking reduces the probiotic content.

It's important to note that some people, especially those with compromised immune systems or gut inflammation, may have trouble digesting raw vegetables. If raw vegetables worsen your symptoms, consider trying cooked or fermented vegetables or a temporary carnivore diet under medical supervision.

While cooking vegetables destroys some vitamins and enzymes, it can also increase the availability of certain phytonutrients. For maximum benefits, include both raw and lightly cooked (steamed or sautéed) vegetables in your diet. Avoid frying, as it significantly reduces nutrient content. 

Last updated: Mar 14, 2024 16:02 PM