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lrlady66

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Raw food versus cooked
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:57:44 AM »
I have heard that it is healthier to eat raw fruits and vegetables as opposed to cooking them. I find that when I eat raw fruits and vegetables I feel more satisfied afterwards and I am less likely to overeat.  However, I am curious to know others experiences with this. Also, is it healthier to cook grains or to eat them raw?

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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 10:46:04 AM »
I think it depends on a number of factors. I find I am affected by the weather. Raw fruits and veggies are more appealing to me in the summer. In winter, I seek warm, nurturing foods like stews and soups. I have had some very satisfying raw food meals at restaurants, though, and I would love to start trying more recipes!

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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 11:02:02 AM »
[quote author=lrlady66 link=topic=60.msg171#msg171 date=1349974664]
I have heard that it is healthier to eat raw fruits and vegetables as opposed to cooking them. I find that when I eat raw fruits and vegetables I feel more satisfied afterwards and I am less likely to overeat.  However, I am curious to know others experiences with this. Also, is it healthier to cook grains or to eat them raw?
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The greater satisfaction experienced with eating raw vegetables is probably due to the amount of chewing required.

The longer you chew, the slower the food enters your stomach and, since it takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize food has entered the stomach, the brain realizes the stomach is full before you overeat.

Raw vegetable fibers are coarser and harder to digest. The sheer bulk of vegetables makes the stomach feel full sooner, and longer.

Eating whole grains, without cooking them, is almost impossible. Have you tired eating uncooked rice? You could break a few teeth!

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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 11:53:19 AM »
I love raw foods. They just taste so natural and fresh. And, of course, you get the full nutritional content of the food, which is the best part.

Well, for me, there are very few things that taste better than a medium-rare steak or a cheeseburger, but you have to make that sacrifice for a healthy lifestyle.

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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 07:14:04 AM »
The healthiest way to eat grains is to prepare them using the traditional method of soaking, fermenting, sprouting and cooking thoroughly to render the harmful anti-nutrients. However, grains are not healthy, even if you prepare them well.

Cooked food has around 20% less vitamin and minerals. I read that the body responds to cooked food by releasing white blood cells, not good if true.

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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 04:40:59 AM »
Cooking the food tends to "seep out" nutrients. I'm not sure the science behind it but raw is better. However, I find that cooked vegetables taste way better than raw.

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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 11:37:55 PM »
Raw food is good to ear rather than cooked. You should eat food with low calories as well as less spicy. Vegetables and fruits are must to be eaten to keep yourself fit and healthy.
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Re: Raw food versus cooked
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 04:58:04 AM »
Hello,
Raw meet good but not for everyone because it not easy digest...

 

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