The Great Debate: Raw Vs. Cooked Vegetables

When it comes down to food, you NEED to remember: The Fresher, the Better.


Common chemicals and chemicals, eg MSG and Aspartame, are lethal to your body and they can cause soreness. Foods that contain these toxins are Public Enemy Number 1 to those that suffer from persistent pain.

Nonetheless there’s a way to avoid these culinary dangers! Simply put – if the food can rot then you can eat it. I know it is not the most pleasing thought but it is true.

If you are following The Good, The Bad, and The Revolting diet, you actually know how significant vegetables are for healing the body.

Now, we all know vegetables are good, but the question remains: What is the best way to eat plants – raw or cooked?

Veg contain nutriments, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which combat the enzyme (COX-2) that causes redness. Unfortunately, some cooking methods destroy these important nutrients.

As an example, Vitamin C (a powerful anti-oxidant), Vitamin B, and folate are demolished during cooking. In fact , when vegetables are boiled, imperative nutrients are taken out of the veggies by the water. You are actually far better off drinking the hot water than you are eating the veg!

Of course, who actually likes mushy, indecorous plants? No One!

Eating veg as near to their natural state as feasible makes sure that your body gets the nutrient elements it needs to help chronic pain issues.


(and there is almost always a however isn’t there?)

There are some foods that have more critical nutrient elements when they are cooked. Cooking boosts lycopene in tomatoes by 35%! Lycopene is another strong anti-oxidant that may help prevent cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart problems.

Therefore what is an individual with chronic pain to do?

Well, that answer is simple!

Eat a variety of vegetables in a selection of ways (Except for mushy, overcooked vegetables! Yuck! Keep them crisp)

Mix cooked and raw veggies with your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Have juiced veg with breakfast, raw plants for lunch, and cooked vegetables for dinner.

Do whatever you must do to be sure you’re getting the powerful nutriments you need to fix itself!

Dr. Steven Yen has been treating fibromyalgia naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery for patients in his private practice since 2002.