Does raw food good for your health


[Andrew Huberman](Andrew Huberman]{sid=pers_78}) and nutrition expert [Layne Norton](Layne Norton]{sid=pers_242}) provide some insights on raw versus cooked foods. They emphasize that cooking protein-containing foods generally makes amino acids more bioavailable. For example, cooked eggs and meats are typically easier to digest and extract nutrients from 1.

Regarding raw foods like spinach, Dr. Casey Means notes that consuming them can be beneficial. Raw spinach, for instance, contain thylakoids, which have been shown to increase GLP-1 secretion, promoting satiety and aiding in hunger regulation 2.

Overall, consuming minimally processed foods, whether raw or cooked, can improve your brain's ability to associate tastes with nutrient contents. This can help develop a healthier intuition for what your body needs 3. However, specific raw food diets, like consuming raw meats, are generally not recommended due to health risks and lower nutrient availability 1.

Raw vs Cooked

Andrew and Layne discuss the benefits of cooking protein-containing foods and how it makes amino acids more bioavailable. They caution against charring meat too much due to the creation of carcinogenic poly aromatic hydrocarbons.

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