When the summer sun is blazing, the last thing you want to do is turn on a stove. Turns out, eating raw foods does more than just keep you cool – it’s a smart strategy for your abs too. A groundbreaking new study from Harvard University reveals that cooking food can actually increase the amount of calories your body absorbs. That’s big news. It suggests that adding raw foods to your diet may help you lose weight and expose your abs. And there’s no better time to do that than summer, when markets are teeming with ripe produce that doesn’t need to be cooked to be delicious.
So why did we ever cook? Fire helped our prehistoric ancestors survive. Cooked food led to a large increase in our food-energy surplus, helping our brains grow larger and raising our odds of survival and reproduction...Read More