Vegetables: Raw Vs. Cooked

vegetables

We all know that vegetables are good for our bodies but are they better for us cooked or raw?

When vegetables are cooked certain antioxidants are better absorbed by our bodies. Cooking also releases many nutrients making it easier for our bodies to digest them.

These vegetables are better for you when cooked:

  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus

Raw vegetables contain more vitamin C, B vitamins and the good bacteria that our bodies need. These are usually lost during the cooking process.

These vegetables are better for you in their raw form:

  • Bell Pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Beets

In the end, both raw and cooked vegetables have their own health benefits. So feel free to mix it up and make sure you’re eating the recommended amount of vegetables each day.

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