You recommend cooked foods over raw foods.
Whatever you eat raw is then "cooked"
within the body.
Most people do not have the necessary digestive
power to eat many raw foods. Humanity has mastered the element
of fire, which reduces the expenditure of energy required
by the intestines. Body heat and stomach acids provide the
catalysts for digestive action. The human body is not geared
for eating only raw fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes.
Foods such as these are more difficult to digest. They require
more energy to digest.
The obvious path of least resistance is cooked
vegetarian food, with raw foods like fruits, salads, nuts
and sprouted beans and seeds eaten within an hour and a half
Cooking is also necessary to kill certain bacteria.
If you do eat raw foods such as salads, oil or lemon is necessary
for the same purpose. Only a few things can be eaten raw;
most foods must be cooked. Civilized humanity knows how to
cook food and use spices.