The raw food diet is something that has gained momentum over the past few years.
But, do you really need to go all raw?
Vivienne Vella, Founder of Soupure, believes that we should be eating a variety of foods in a variety of forms, including raw and cooked. It's best to have a balance of both raw and cooked foods.
Some foods are healthier for you raw, such as broccoli. On the other hand, cooking veggies such as spinach, kale, tomatoes, carrots, and mushrooms, allows them to become more digestible.
Keep in mind, by "cook," Vivienne means gently cooking or steaming, not frying.
She also believes we need to stop beating ourselves up for not sticking to one extreme or the other when it comes to nutrition. Healthy, clean eating should be embraced as a holistic approach.
Listen in as Vivienne joins host Lisa Davis to explain the healthy balance that can be achieved by eating both raw and cooked foods, as well as some ideas for soups and other dishes.