Are Raw Foods Really More Nutritious?


Q: I’m concerned that I may be overcooking vegetables, and that I’m not getting the needed nutrition. Does a raw food diet give me that much more in the way of micronutrients from food? .

Cooking vegetables–especially overcooking them–can reduce levels of both fat-soluble (A, E, K, and D) and water-soluble (B and C) vitamins.

But despite the potential loss of some vitamins during the cooking process, certain nutrients actually become more available to your body after you cook them.


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