Choosing the right food to eat, and the way to prepare it before we eat, are decisions that can have serious effects on our health, both in positive and negative ways depending on how we do it. Suzana Herculano-Houzel gave a TED Talk in 2013 arguing that what caused humans to evolve away from apes and develop large brains is that we started to cook our food, which increased the efficiency in which we consumed our calories. On the other hand, the 2008 documentary Food Matters argues that raw food is the way to go, and that cooked food could in fact be poisoning your body. Steve and Ben talk a look at both sides of this argument on cooked vs raw food, attempting to dispel some myths about what we actually need from our food on a daily basis.
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