Vicki: I always hear it is best to eat your vegetables raw and cooking them takes out the nutrients. Is that true??
Megan: We know we need our vegetables and how they are prepared does actually make a difference. The bottom line is that yes it’s good to eat vegetables, but the impact of them lies in what your body absorbs. There are actually benefits to both ways of eating vegetables either raw or cooked. When vegetables are cooked, the heat actually releases calcium that is bound which helps your body better absorb it. This is also true for more absorbable beta-carotene. On the other hand, some benefits of eating vegetables can be destroyed when cooked. Water soluble vitamins like B and C leak out when heated. Raw vegetables have more natural enzymes that aren’t present when cooked. In the end, a little of both and depending on what type is probably the best way to approach this. If you hate raw spinach, when you eat spinach cook it or vise versa. Get those greens in. If you have a question for email,her at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to check out her website www.everybodysfitoceanside.com —
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