START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

12 Health Dangers of Cooking Food at High Temperatures

What to Do?

  • Eat some raw food every day.
  • Start the day at breakfast with a piece of raw fruit or a smoothie made with raw fruits and greens. Learn how to make and eat one in a new way here:  Diana’s Green Smoothie with a Difference
  • Have one salad a day.  Here is a simple tasty one:  Power Spinach Salad
  • For snacks have fresh piece of fruit.
  • When cooking, use the lowest heat possible for the job with the least time possible. Steaming is better for nutrients  than stir frying; stir frying is much better than deep frying.


More Raw Food Enzyme-Rich Recipes:

Green Nori Salad: This salad is simple, nutritious and filled with flavor.

Cucumber-Mint-Mango Lightness: Light and refreshing summer juice.

Light Herb Lemon Olive Oil Salad DressingSimple healthy raw dressing.


Read more: Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, Health, Home, , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


+ add your own
1:11PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thanks for a very informative article. No. 3 sounds really gross though...!

7:25AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Good advice,thanks.

7:22AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Wanna cook and eat great and healthy food then try this book where you can find good recipes for tasty food. Go on this link and find out more:

I hope you enjoy it!!!

2:15PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Great article it's amazing how much there is to know, yet most of us don't, so a very important read.

1:22AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thanks for the information. I'm moving on my own soon and intend to do as little cooking as possible.

10:45PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

After tens of thousands of years of cooking, why are we suddenly attacking it now? Some foods are meant to be eaten raw and some cooked. Some both ways. I just stay away from burnt and processed meat.

12:02PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

It has long been suggested that barbecues are a great danger of exposure to cancer causing substances, or anything blackened.

Meat, by itself is a danger and humans need not eat it, but if you chose to do so, think...moderation.

10:49PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:31PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

This was quite an eye-opener for me which leads me to say, thank you for the excellent info.

I didn't know that cooking food changes the consistency to be more acidic. Another thing I learned was that raw food is digested more easily and quickly. There would be more fibre in raw food, so presumably that would be the reason.

Light steaming would preserve more enzymes, but perhaps not as healthy as eating raw food. I would love to eat blueberries every day - but they're not available year-round.

Thanks again - I love learning info that's helpful to my health !

8:19AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Keep in mind when someone says that there haven't been any scientific studies proving something is e…

I'd like to meet one person who has adhered to ALL (accumulation of articles) of the advice given he…

Great article but I hate Bill Nye! He's in Monsanto's pocket!


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!