Fruits and vegetables are healthy, but did you know that there are some fruits and veggies that become much healthier once you cook them?
Raw asparagus tastes nice and fresh, but it has tough cell walls, which makes it difficult for the body to digest it and get the nutrients.
That's why cooking asparagus makes it healthier, as the body can readily absorb the vitamins A,C, E, and folate that's contained in asparagus once it's cooked.
Carrots can also be eaten raw, but cooked carrots have a higher amount of beta-carotene, the mineral that helps improve your child's eyesight, and keep their eyes healthy.
Spinach is chock-full of antioxidants and cooked spinach releases all of those nutrients locked inside the cell walls.
Cooking mushrooms release the protein, minerals, and vitamins contained inside. So they're always better eaten cooked instead of raw.
5. Red peppers
Red peppers contain lycopene, a nutrient that helps fight against cancer. And the best way of releasing it from red peppers is through cooking!
Just like red peppers, tomatoes also contain lycopene which can easily be released if you cook it.
Cooked peaches not only taste great, but they also have more vitamin C compared to their raw counterpart.
Kale is usually eaten raw, but boiling or steaming kale for a few seconds can increase its iron content and also helps your body absorb calcium better.