Is raw or cooked food healthier?

New research explores calorific value of raw versus cooked foods
1/16/2015

It's a question that's long been debated by nutritionists and health researchers: is it better to eat raw foods than cooked ones?

A recent article by writer Amy Fleming for The Guardian explores the issue, citing new research that considers the energy used to chew and digest raw or lightly cooked food. So is raw food the way to go? Turns out it's not a cut-and-dry issue in that cooking food also helps people to ingest more calories.

The article looks at how much more energy cooked protein provides than raw (spoiler alert: roughly 10% to 20% more). But it goes on to say that for people that are trying to reduce their caloric intake, they could start to eat some more raw food.

Read the full article here.

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