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Raw vs Cooked Vegetables

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I am trying to deal with my gastric erosion. I have read it somewhere that gastritis can be healed by eating raw foods in whole chunks and chewing them well, since it makes your body produce more enzymes.

Is anybody here who is Raw Paleo but cooks their meat/fish?

My questions:

  1. Anybody who has an experience in healing their gastritis this way?
  2. What vegetables do you eat raw?
  3. Do you eat raw vegetables with each meal or only once in a while?
  4. Are there any benefits in eating cooked vegetables rather than raw?
  5. In hunter-gatherer societies, obviously, they eat their fruit raw. What about vegetables? Do they cook them or eat them raw? I know they cook their meat.
  6. Anybody who used to be a normal Paleo and then went raw Paleo? What is your experience?

Even if you answer at least one of my questions, I would be very happy.

Thanks.

P.S. I will still be cooking my meat and fish, so I am not going raw Paleo in terms of protein, only vegetables.

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Thank you for answering.

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on June 21, 2012
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Ordinarily I would think that cooking vegetables is likely to be more helpful (chew them plenty anyway, of course), given that they'll be more broken down and more digestible. Nevertheless, despite my prejudice, my n=1 is that raw broccoli is a lot more digestible than substantially cooked broccoli, which causes me some digestive upset. Maybe it's the fact that I eat the cooked broccoli in a soup, with little chewing, or the fact that I eat a lot more cooked brocolli (0.5-1kg) rather than ~300g raw brocolli, or the fact that I consume the raw brocolli alongside some feta and walnuts, but the difference is quite noticeable.

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