A user recently asked the following question in the forum section:
“What’s the truth about eating raw? I just read an article that said certain vegetables (kale, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, arugula, alfalfa sprouts, and a few others) should not be eaten raw but rather steamed or slightly cooked. Is this true? If so, I’m going to have to change my dietary regimen. Thanks!”
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Please be careful of where you get your information on nutrition. Watch and see what their recommendations are. If they recommend any amount of animal products as your source did in this article you can be assured that they are at best misguided or at worst a animal product company shill. Notice how the article didn’t mention how superior these supposedly dangerous foods are as sources of nutrition. Also notice no other alternative other than meat (which is an extremely poor substitute for greens) is offered to make up the loss of nutrients from cruciferous veggies. Suspicious!
On investigation I found that the person who produces the page where you found the article is affiliated with the Weston Price Foundation. They are advocates of the paleo diet. Here is a link from Weston Price where they attempt to discredit vegetarianism. http://www.westonaprice.org/faq/faq-vegetarianism-and-veganism.
To me it does not make sense that the most nutritious foods available based on nutrient content would also be dangerous to eat raw.
Please check out this link from nutrition facts.org Overdosing on Greens. Make note that the article he reviewed pointed out that if you get adequate amounts of iodine, a great source is Atlantic seaweed, one should not worry. I am not likely to eat on a prolonged basis the volume of greens that were listed as being potentially dangerous. Are you?
In my nutritional medical practice I have found that any food eaten raw is more nutritious than cooked.
As I always say, If you caint eat it raw just say naw.
Tell us what you think. Have you heard these claims before?