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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:08 pm 
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I have been trying to reduce cooking and have more things raw. Raw broccoli, for example, seems fine. Will I get more nutritional benefit from eating it raw?


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I think slightly. I think cooking it steams some of the vitamins out, but conversely it might also aid in the breakup of cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin (the components of the cell wall) and thus the nutrient may be made more available to you.

I'm not entirely sure.


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Anecdotally, uncooked/slightly-warmed broccoli tends to give me an upset stomach. :-/


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In general it gives me bad stinking gas. I'm not complaining. I'm just saying.


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Uh yea, that too for me if it's really raw. But if I cook it reasonably well, steam/stir fried in olive oil in a pan, but with a lid, then that doesn't happen.


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some veggies, if you lightly steam them then you will absorb more of it's nutrients. Like Carrots, but only very lightly steamed.


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hoosegow wrote:
In general it gives me bad stinking gas. I'm not complaining. I'm just saying.


But... pretty much all food does that...


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nygmen wrote:
hoosegow wrote:
In general it gives me bad stinking gas. I'm not complaining. I'm just saying.


But... pretty much all food does that...
Pretty much all food gives hoosegow bad stinking gas? You know hoose?


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LOL

All I'm saying is if your own brand bothers you, your either doing something very right, or something very wrong.


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I stand by my statement. My own creations do not make me complain, but I do know it isn't pleasant. After all, even MY mother loves me.


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How big are her biceps?


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