I found this to be very interesting, thought I would share!
For years, we've been told raw veggies are better for us than cooked ones. Well,
more recent research suggests that the body may absorb as much as FIVE TIMES the
amount of disease-fighting antioxidants from cooked or mashed veggies than from
raw ones. Cooking or mashing breaks down the plant cell walls making the
antioxidant vitamins easier for the body to absorb. Whichever you decide to
believe, just getting any type of fruits and vegetables will be beneficial.