Nutritionist: Raw vegetables can be dangerous for some people

Therapist, nutritionist, candidate of medical sciences Yekaterina Burlyaeva told who is better not to eat raw vegetables.

According to her, vegetables that have not undergone heat treatment are not recommended for people with erosive or ulcerative diseases of the gastrointestinal tract during an exacerbation.

The specialist also denied the opinion that all raw vegetables are more beneficial than cooked ones. For example, lycopene in tomatoes is better absorbed in cooked foods.

“Lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer in some studies. The absorption of this substance in the intestine is improved when food containing lycopene is cooked in the presence of fats, “the nutritionist explained.Russian newspaper».

At the same time, she noted that an increase in temperature to 100 ° C and its exposure for more than 30 minutes leads to a decrease in the content of lycopene.

Source: Росбалт by

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