5 Foods That Are More Nutritious When Cooked

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On your quest to eat healthy, you would think it would make sense to eat foods in their purest forms. Although that may be the case for things like processed foods, it's a popular misconception that fruits and vegetables must be eaten raw to maximize their nutrients. There are actually certain vegetables that are more nutritious once cooked, as certain nutrients are unabsorbable in their raw form.

But don’t go ahead and start steaming all your vegetables quite yet. While there are some foods that are better heated, there are certain others that instead lose nutrients. To help you decide what veggies to toss in the pan versus which ones to include in a salad, we’ve made a list of five vegetables that become healthier when heated.

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