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Health check: are raw food claims overcooked?

Eating only raw food is a popular dieting trend but is it a good one?

The raw food diet is mostly plant-based including fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, vegetable oil and juices in their uncooked state.

What does cooking do to the natural enzymes and nutrients that they contain?

Is there any advantage to cooking certain foods?

Can cooking losses be counteracted by dietary changes elsewhere?

For all the answers and some interesting insights read Tim Crowe’s great article.

Tim is an Associate professor of Nutrition at Deakin University

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