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Are Raw Foods Really Better for You Than Cooked?:

Are Raw Foods Really Better for You Than Cooked?:

By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.com The raw food trend is getting a lot of media attention lately, both on DietsInReview and in the wider health community. The raw diet tied for the second best diet for weight loss in U.S. News‘ assessment, and raw cleanses are a hot trend that’s gaining popularity both for its promises of detoxification and weight loss. Supporters of the raw diet believe that raw fruits, vegetables and nuts are the richest sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients. Some people who follow the raw food diet also include meat and dairy, but many are strict vegans. While a plant-based raw diet is certainly very healthy, cooking some plants actually increases some nutrients and can make others more bio-available. Once you start into the question of raw vs. cooked foods , it immediately becomes a complex matter. Nutrition science has becom...

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