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9 Vegetables You Shouldn’t Eat Raw

24/7 Tempo Logo By Colman Andrews of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 1 of 10: Are raw foods healthier than cooked foods? Some people believe they are -- to the extent that they’ll eat nothing but. Raw foodists, as such folks are sometimes called, maintain that consuming only uncooked fruits and vegetables (some add raw seafood and/or meat to their diets) can promote weight loss and help prevent and combat certain diseases. Cooking, they add, destroys key enzymes that make food more digestible.
It’s well known that various cooking methods can leach vitamins and minerals out of some vegetables, but on the other hand the nutrients in certain other foods -- including legumes and grains -- become more available to the body when they’re cooked. But then you have to be careful how long you keep them in the fridge, as some foods spoil much faster than you think.

Are raw foods healthier than cooked foods? Some people believe they are -- to the extent that they’ll eat nothing but. Raw foodists, as such folks are sometimes called, maintain that consuming only uncooked fruits and vegetables (some add raw seafood and/or meat to their diets) can promote weight loss and help prevent and combat certain diseases. Cooking, they add, destroys key enzymes that make food more digestible.

It’s well known that various cooking methods can leach vitamins and minerals out of some vegetables, but on the other hand, the nutrients in certain other foods -- including legumes and grains -- become more available to the body when they’re cooked. But then you have to be careful how long you keep them in the fridge, as some foods spoil much faster than you think.

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