Raw Vs. Cooked Veggies – Which is Better?

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Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.

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  1. Joe Cascio says:

    I have an ongoing “discussion” with a friend of mine who is a holistic health counselor about raw vs cooked. I’m in your camp when it comes to the actual nutritional value of what we eat. Humans evolved to eat cooked food. We gain more calories and vitamins from food after cooking has broken it down.

    But sometimes I think this very fact, in today’s society, makes raw food “healthy” from an obesity avoidance point of view. In our evolutionary past, the problem was getting enough calories to survive and reproduce. But now, our problem is too many calories. So, from that somewhat backwards perspective, could eating raw foods actually be “healthy” in that it results in a lower caloric intake?

  2. The Doc says:

    The ability of the human to digest the fiber prevents us from getting the most out of vegetables. But cooking them a bit allows our body to get at the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in the vegetables. So a bit of light cooking is fine for vegetables.

  3. Hj says:

    Dr. Simpson-

    First of all -you have a great replore and nice smile for all -making all your patients and clients feel confident and knowing they will be in good care with you..
    Thank you for this.

    You forgot to mention with the veggies-not only are veggies healthy when oooking them a little -but they are still crisp and hot. Giving varity to all who thinks they need candy or an un-healthy high calorie snack. Not sure if jimica is allowed but cut extremely thin with a manadolin with chile powder and lime juice is excellent or add some tuna or shredded chicken and place in the middle rolling the jicima or use as a taco. YES.

    Drizzle some lime or lemon over the top with a light drizzle of x-virgin olive oil..don’t need much oil-either

  4. Practical Recipes says:

    Dear Guru, what entice you to post an article. This short article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for ideas on this subject last Thursday.

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