What's Better for You - Raw or Cooked Vegetables?


by Dr. Steven Yen


When it comes to food, you NEED to remember: The Fresher, the Better.

Common chemicals and preservatives, such as MSG and Aspartame, are lethal to your body and they can cause inflammation. Foods that contain these poisons are Public Enemy Number 1 to those who suffer from persistent pain.

However , there's a way to avoid these culinary hazards! Simply put - if the food can rot then you can eat it. I know it is not the most pleasing thought but it's correct.

If you're following The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly diet, you already know how vital veggies are for healing the body.

Now, we all know vegetables are good, but the question remains: What's the simplest way to eat plants - raw or cooked?

Vegetables contain nutrients, anti-oxidants, and phytochemicals which combat the enzyme (COX-2) that causes redness. Unfortunately, some cooking methods destroy these crucial nutrients.

As an example, Vitamin C (a powerful anti-oxidant), Vitamin B, and folate are devastated during cooking. In fact , when veggies are boiled, imperative nutriments are taken out of the veggies by the water. You are actually much better off drinking the boiling water than you are eating the plants!

Naturally, who really likes mushy, uninspired plants? No One!

Eating plants as close to their natural state as feasible makes sure that your body gets the nutrients it needs to help lingering pain issues.

-BUT-

(and there is usually a isn't there?)

There are some particular foods that have more vital nutrient elements when they're cooked. Cooking boosts lycopene in tomatoes by 35%! Lycopene is another forceful anti-oxidant that may help control cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.

Hence what is a person with chronic pain to do?

Well, that answer is easy!

Eat a range of veggies in a selection of ways (Apart from mushy, overcooked vegetables! Yuck! Keep them crisp)

Mix cooked and raw veg with your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Have juiced vegetables with breakfast, raw vegetables for lunch, and cooked veg for dinner.

Do whatever you need to do to make sure you are getting the dynamic nutriments the body requires to cure itself!




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