Healthy Eating: To cook, or not to cook

25.08.2011                      25.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Healthy Eating: To cook, or not to cook

Is it better to eat vegetables raw? Or cooked? This debate has been raging on for years, but now there may be a few new helpful answers.

Should you steam your greens tonight? Or is it healthier to leave them raw? Are there more cancer-fighting antioxidants in stewed or raw tomatoes? And what about carrots?
The debate over whether it is healthier to cook your vegetables or leave them raw has been argued for years. One camp claims that cooking (i.e steaming, roasting or grilling) diminishes and even destroys all the vegetable’s nutritional content, while others disagree, maintaining that cooking does little to the nutritional value and may even increase it. So who wins? Find out now as four vegetables go under the “cook, or not too cook” knife….