Is it better to eat raw or cooked veges?
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Remember, the most nutritious vegetables are the ones that you actually eat (and digest well).so, rather than worrying about whether you should be eating them raw or cooked, just do your best to focus on eating plenty of colourful veges every day.
Black tea and green tea are both produced from the Camellia sinensis bush, and it is what happens to the leaves after they are picked that determines whether they end up as green or black tea. Not only do the different processing techniques affect the colour and taste of the teas, they also affect the composition (the substances that are present in the different teas).
Green and black tea have a similar caffeine content.however, this will vary depending on how strong you make your tea. Green tea is richer in polyphenolic compounds, such as catechins and flavonols, and it contains a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is thought to have anti-cancer effects.
The polyphenols that are found in both black and green tea (with green tea having higher amounts) function as antioxidants.
However, they can also bind some minerals such as iron and zinc, so it’s best to avoid drinking tea with your meals.
Do your best to eat plenty of colourful veges every day.