As the monsoon is knocking across the country, many people are looking for ways to stay healthy during this season. Be it staying hydrated or staying away from outside food, there are many tips that you can follow to stay healthy. While some of us are fond of raw vegetables food diet.
Cooked carrots contain more carotenoid beta-carotene than the raw form. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which in turn improves eyesight, bone development, and the immune system. However, try to avoid dishes that involve frying carrots as it reduces the number of carotenoids.
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A and C. They are also a good source of fiber, calcium, and magnesium and help in improving bone health. The best way to eat this vegetable is by baking it.
With properties that boost your immune system, capsicum is a great addition to your diet. Cooking the vegetable instead of boiling or steaming it actually helps break down the cell walls. This makes it easier for the body to absorb the carotenoids present in capsicum.
Exposing this powerhouse of nutrients to heat can help enhance its antioxidant properties. It also helps get rid of toxins in some mushrooms such as agaritine, a potentially cancer-causing substance. Cooked mushrooms have higher levels of zinc, potassium, and niacin than raw.
Cooking tomatoes reduces the level of vitamin C in them, but there are many other benefits. While raw tomatoes are a must in our salads, cooking this vegetables helps break down their thick walls and releases high levels of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene reduces the risk of several chronic health issues like cancer and heart disease.
Red Kidney Beans:
Uncooked or undercooked beans contain a large amount of toxin, glycoprotein lectin which leads to problems such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea within some hours of consumption. The severity of the symptoms also depends on the number of toxins that have been consumed. Kidney beans have a high amount of lectin which can cause the problems mentioned above. Soaking the beans for 5 hours can help in destroying the toxin.
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