🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Are Raw Carrots More Nutritious than Cooked Carrots?

Answer: Raw carrots are a great snack but lack the nutritional punch of cooked carrots.

Reason: Antioxidants may be enhanced when some vegetables are cooked. For example, in a 2008 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers found cooking carrots actually increases their nutritional value. Boiling carrots led carotenoids (antioxidants) to increase by 14 percent, while other cooking methods, especially frying, led to a decrease in antioxidant value.

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