Q: Heather, how do you feel about raw foods? Do you think they need to be cooked or can you go ahead and eat them cold like that?
Twyla, East Texas
A: Twyla, as the definition implies, raw foods are meant to be eaten raw. They don’t require heating or cooking of any kind. If you try raw foods, be sure to wash them thoroughly with purified water. Washing them with tap water will remove any of the nutritional benefits you’re seeking to gain.