Is it better to eat food raw or cooked? I suppose it depends on what you are eating. Some foods are not safe to eat raw and some foods are not meant to be cooked or they will wither and taste bad. Diversity is important in your diet so it is good to eat a little of everything to stay healthy.
Raw foods can put important enzymes in your body that can help with digestion and fight off any inflammation you may be fighting. Raw food can help relieve tension and make you feel good and healthy. A raw food diet can protect your body from constipation and headaches. If you suffer from recurring headaches or body aches you may benefit from going on a raw food diet. Anytime you can eat raw food it will help you be healthy. You may not want to eat it all the time but every one should eat raw food once in awhile.
Cooking your food can be good for your health as well. A raw food diet can get pretty boring and a person needs to have some changes to be happy. Cooking food also kills harmful bacteria that can make people sick and it also kills any mold that may be present on the food.
Some foods like beans and grains need to be cooked because if they are not they are not edible. Cooking can also bring out some vitamins in food like vitamin A.
Some foods are good to eat both ways like tomatoes and cabbage. Foods that can be cooked or raw when eaten can be good to have on hand in your kitchen always.
Lettuce is an example of a type of food that should only be eaten cooked. When you cook lettuce it becomes gooey and unappealing to eat. Lettuce is a fresh vegetable that should only be eaten raw.
It is best for overall health to eat a variety of foods including raw and cooked food. Stay away from processed food and sugars. Eat a good combination of raw and cooked food for the best nutrition for your health.
My aunt lived an extremely healthy active life until she broke her hip at the age of 87 and it became infected. She never ate any processed foods and said that you should eat everything for good health. She also never ate too much she ate small portions and many different foods at every meal.