Dr Oz: Is It Better Raw or Cooked? Carrots, Onions & Red Pepper

Dr Oz did a segment called Is It Better Raw or Cooked?  You get more nutrients out of certain vegetables if you eat them raw, and others give you the most nutrition if you cook them lightly first.  Doctor Oz spoke about whether it is best to eat carrots, onions and red pepper cooked or raw.

Dr Oz: Eat Carrots Cooked For More Nutrients

Dr Oz said that you get the most nutrients out of carrots if you eat them cooked.  By cooking carrots you release Beta Carotene, Dr Oz Is It Better Cooked or Rawwhich is good for vision, bones and your immune system.

Dr Oz: Eat Red Peppers Raw For More Nutrients

Dr Oz said that red peppers are best if you eat them raw.  The Vitamin C in peppers is water soluble, so it escapes into water the longer that you cook it.

Dr Oz: Eat Onions Cooked for More Nutrients

Dr Oz said that onions should be cooked, because they contain Flavonoids which are released when they are cooked.  Flavonoids are an anti-inflammatory that help to protect against Heart Disease and Cancer.  You should only cook onions for five minutes, otherwise you start to lose too many nutrients.


  1. Olga Altstatt says

    I am glad to see this INFORMATION! I do hope that minerals will be called CHEMICAL elements, and vegetables will be named like this-POTASSIUM in APPLES, TOMATOES,STRAWBERRIES,CUCUMBERS,PECANS.( I GROW ALL OF THEM and use for almost all winter and spring, until new are ready! ESTRAGOMUS -ISBN;1403365512)

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