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3 Fact About Eating Raw and Cooked Food

You know, lots of blogs and books that recommend eating raw food rather than cooked food.  

If you have doubts about that information, you should read this article to the end.

We’re going to look at three points to help you understand about raw food and cooked food quickly, and easily. 

First, is raw food healthier than cooked food

1a. It’s more difficult to absorb nutrients from food that’s totally raw, unless it’s juiced, so if you’re doing a totally raw diet, your body might be struggling to use more energy to break down and absorb everything it needs. 

1b. Cooking foods like meats, potatoes, and grains makes them much easier to chew and digest, makes our stomach and intestines are healthy and provides more calories for energy. 

1c. Some people trying to totally raw-food diet, but a few months later, they found them self in the hospital with severe stomach pain, digestive issues, and weight dropped. 

1d. Too much raw food can be really tough on an already weakened digestive system. 

1e. Cooking food effectively kills bacteria that may cause food-borne illnesses and also kills harmful microbes that can cause food poisoning.

Second, what about nutrient in cooked and raw food?

2a. Proponents of a raw food diet believe that cooking destroys the enzymes needed to digest food, making cooked food less nutrient-dense.

2b. the long-term consumption of foods which gets broken down by heat, can lead to nutrient deficiencies. 

2c. Some nutrients, particularly water-soluble vitamins, are lost during the cooking process. Raw fruits and vegetables may contain more nutrients like vitamin C and B vitamins.

2d. Cooking foods can decrease water-soluble and heat-sensitive nutrients like vitamin C and some types of antioxidants.

2e. Cooking your vegetables may make certain antioxidants more available to your body than they are in raw foods.

2f. Cooking some vegetables actually increases the ability of our body to digest some types of nutrients,  such as the carotenoids in carrots and lutein in tomatoes.

2g. Higher nutrients like fiber, vitamins A, B6, C and E; folate, copper and potassium contain in raw foods, but lower protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and zinc.

Finally, we’re going to know which is better.

3a. Long-term consumption of cooked foods, which gets broken down by heat, can lead to nutrient deficiencies, must be balanced with consuming raw foods.

3b. Uncooked foods are often linked to food-borne illness, all produce should be thoroughly washed before eating, while cooked foods are more safety for consume.

3c. Totally raw food diet not recommended, is not good for digestion, we still need cooked food.

So nothing is better, both have advantages and disadvantages that complement each other to provide health benefits for our health.