Eating raw may not sound exciting but there are some foods that have healthier benefits when consumed raw.
Certain foods that if steamed, grilled, or roasted supercharges their nutritional contents so your body can take in more. Whereas on the contrary, cooking other foods does the opposite.
Take a look through the following list of foods that impact your health better when eaten raw.
Yes, the same chemical compound called allicin that makes you tear up when you cut onions is the same compound you want to consume more of to improve your health.
It helps control hunger, prevent cancer, promote cardiovascular health, and reduce high blood pressure. You get more of it when you eat onions raw as opposed to eating them cooked.
Beets are high in potassium, manganese, fiber, vitamin C, and the B vitamin folate, which offers a range of health benefits that can boost your immune system, improve your stamina, fight inflammation, lower your blood pressure, and even prevent cancer.
When you cook beets they can lose as much as 25 percent of their folate.
Like onions, garlic contains the phytonutrient allicin, which can be consumed in higher amounts by eating raw.
Raw garlic if consumed two or more times a week produced less of a risk for developing lung cancer.