Raw versus cooked versus juiced veggies

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Question: Are Vegetables Better Raw, Juiced, or Cooked?

Answer: It depends on the vegetable, specific diet needs, and the cooking method.

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  • Some cooking methods are better than others.  For example, steaming is almost always better than boiling.
  • Juicing is better than raw when increasing the amount of absorbed vitamins is more important to the diet.
  • Raw is better than juicing when increasing the amount of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber is needed.
  • Raw vegetables are more challenging to work into diets than cooked.  In the Origin Nutrition/Precision Nutrition diet we use guacamole, pico de gallo, tabbouleh, muffuletta, french dip made from low fat yogurt as dipping sauces for carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, etc.
  • Cooking vegetables allows for combining of flavors such as the Holy Trinity (peppers, onions, celery) or Mirepoix (celery, carrots, onions), etc.
  • Powdered vegetables are also a great option such as Sun Warrior Ormus Greens (available at Sand & Steel).
  • Cooking vegetables kills the bacteria and fungus that might be in your raw vegetables.
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Check Out Scientific American’s Article

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BioMedical Engineering - Johns Hopkins University.
Juris Doctorate - Rutgers.
M|WOD, MET, CFT, FMSII, YBT, RKC, TRX, PN.

Paul has trained over 3000 clients and more than a 100 personal trainers over his 10 years as a mobility and strength coach.  He emphasizes safety and corrective exercises in all programming (strength, weight loss, conditioning, etc.)  His practice focuses on improving flawed movement patterns to prevent injury and improve skeletal-muscular function.  Paul employs Muscle Energy techniques, FMS, Tigger Point Therapy, Yoga, and M|WOD to systematically strengthen weakened muscles and mobilize joints and muscle tissue.  Move Better... Train Better.

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