Nutritionist Koroleva warned about the dangers of raw beets and broccoli


The conventional wisdom that all vegetables are healthier when raw is not true. Some vegetables are recommended to be consumed only after heat treatment, otherwise they can be harmful to health, said Margarita Koroleva, MD, doctor of personalized medicine, nutritionist.

The expert explained in an interview with Sputnik radiothat fresh beets and broccoli can contain toxic substances. Sulforaphane can have a negative effect on the body, so it is better to avoid eating beets and broccoli raw or limit their amount in the diet.

Turnip and radish contain a lot of coarse fibers that can irritate the digestive organs. For this reason, they are also recommended to be eaten after heat treatment, especially for people with pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract.

It is more beneficial for the body to eat carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers not raw, but heat-treated – it helps to better absorb the antioxidant lycopene and some fat-soluble vitamins, Koroleva said.

On the other hand, it is better to eat greens in their raw form – this way the body will receive a maximum of useful substances, the nutritionist noted.

A sufficient amount of vegetables in the diet is one of the important elements of maintaining good health. Vegetables are of particular importance for people who want to lose weight or maintain a normal weight. The nutritionist said how to eat vegetables to “trick” the stomach and conquer hunger.

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