-Raw Food vs. Cooked Food -

For most, the thought of eating raw or cooked food may not be a big deal. Sometimes we like our broccoli in a broccoli slaw salad (raw), and sometimes we enjoy eating it steamed (cooked).

After researching many of the popular “diets” available today, the Raw Food Diet was an interesting study and got me thinking about the potential advantages and disadvantages of consuming raw versus cooked foods. So, I thought we would investigate what some of the research has to say, let’s take a look…

Raw Food

Raw food can be defined as any uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic food (think apple picked from the tree, or cucumber fresh off the vine).

Each plant in its whole, raw state is composed of a complex blend of hundreds of chemical compounds. Many are nutrients like vitamins and minerals that we need daily for proper growth and maintenance of the human body. While other compo