Always cook tomatoes and carrots but eat spinach and peppers RAW: Our expert guide on how to get the most nutrients from your vegetables
By Lizzie Parry for MailOnline
It has long been hailed as a key to losing weight - turning off the cooker and going back to basics.
The theory goes that by eating food in its raw state you preserve essential food enzymes, which are destroyed during the cooking process.
Followers of the diet boast of higher energy levels, better looking skin, a healthier digestion and weight loss.
And studies have shown plant-based diets can significantly reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
While raw food, no doubt, does have its merits, for most people it is not a sustainable way of eating in the long-term.
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