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Of course, it is no secret that all types of vegetables are some of the healthiest foods out there that should be consumed every day if you want to improve your overall health, right? But what many people don’t know is that their nutritional value depends mainly on how you prepare them. In other words, there are some veggies that are better raw than cooked and vice versa.

Although eating raw veggies provides you with the most enzymes, vitamins and minerals in most cases, it doesn’t mean that they are all the same. For example, there are certain veggies, such as broccoli, that, once cooked, heat destroys their vitamins and minerals, while others are more nutritious when cooked – and you will discover them in this article.

On the other hand, you shouldn’t exclude raw veggies from your diet, but all you have to do is to educate yourself and find out which are the most nutritious raw and cooked veggies and make the most out of them. According to Shayna Komar, a licensed and registered dietitian at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, if you eat raw veggies, “you will likely have more energy, better skin, improved digestion and a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases once you get used to eating raw food.”

In conclusion, both raw and cooked vegetables are healthy and each has many benefits for your body and mind, but you need to find out how you should prepare them so that you can reap all their positive effects.

With that said, here are some vegetables that are healthier when they are cooked. Read on for more info!

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