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Does anyone have a final say on whether cooked food or raw food is healthiest?


Posted by sheryl w.

 
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The jury's still out. Raw foodies always say that their way is the best, while still others swear by cooked food, so I think it's kind of a moot point. I also trust in the eastern systems of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, which stress that everyone has their own individual body composition and some things that work for some people do not work for others. I am one of those people who needs a lot of warmth, so I love cooked foods, with lots of spices. But I have also had friends whose health dramatically improved on a raw food diet, so I think it all depends on your specific dietary needs and a lot of other factors that are largely individual.
Hello Sheryl,

The question about cooked or raw food being better remains highly mootable. From a human perspective cooking is crucial to our diet. It helps us to digest food without expending huge amounts of energy and it softens food which is necessary for our teeth, jaws and digestive systems too.

Of course raw food enthusiasts suggest that cooking kills vitamins and minerals from our food. Everybody is aware of the fact that our health and longevity depends upon the food we eat. So we should choose foods that are natural, and nutritious like nuts, beans, green leafy vegetables, , seeds, fruits etc for our body whether they are cooked or in their uncooked form .
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