One of my readers sent me a link to a TV show where the discussion was about why veggies should always be consumed in cooked form. This is a concept rooted in Ayurveda and talks about how raw salads increases the ‘vata‘ of the body which in turn increases the air in the body which causes the cells to age faster. And this ‘ageing’ process manifests itself in faster appearance of wrinkles etc. Slightly steaming or sauteeing salads can take care of this.
I haven’t been able to find much info about this but this is not the first time I’m hearing about it. I’ve experienced this first hand as well, I seem to digest sauteed veggies much better than raw ones. Same goes for sprouts. I eat sprouts at least 3 times a week (even more sometimes!) and I like stir frying them lightly with spices instead of consuming them raw.
For those who know something about this topic are welcome to comment below!