Hey Sweet, you are so right. There are certain veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower that are better assimilated when lightly steamed. My holistic doctor said (and I've heard this elsewhere) that lightly steaming these veggies allows the cells to "pop" and thus releasing the nutrients. As for cabbage, I ferment it raw and make sauerkraut. Glad to see you are mixing up your foods and not stressing about it so much anymore. I was a bit worried for you a while back as you worried so much. I've been there! Actually, I've listened to a lot conference calls held by health experts and they all say the same thing - some foods are more nutritious cooked such as cruciferous, beans, and legumes, if you want them once in a while.
Also, I wanted to ask you - did you have trouble with eating sprouted quinoa? I LOVE the taste of it but I get severly nautious when I eat it sprouted - I'm wondering if I would be okay eating it cooked....
I didnt try sprouted quinoa, but i ate sprouted lentils and i get nautious and sick, You wouldnt have a problem with cooked quinoa its so light on the digestive system:) its so yummy, you got to try it, I bet you wont get sick. Try it cooked and tell me if you got any reactions from it.:D I was panicing that I had to be 100% raw and be perfect and eat only raw, but I noticed that I felt more sick eating certain raw foods than eating cooked whole healthy food. Theres no point of eating something raw and not feeling good right after because you cant digest it right . I eat a ton of fruit everyday, I only seem to digest raw fruit easily . Im glad that I found something so healthy and light. I read that cooking spinach releases some vitamins than eating eat raw.
"Raw broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage never gave me gas--whether I 'wilted' them with acid+salt first or not. I've always eaten a ton of them, though I steam now so I can eat them without salt, fat, acids, spices... I suspect you may just have to work up a tolerance for them as you transition your body to accepting more raw vegetables."
I don't fancy cauli and broccoli raw. I'm happy to steam them. I have red and white cabbage raw no problem- been eating them raw for years.