2. Shed those extra pounds
One of the extra benefits of getting plenty of raw vegetables into your diet is that you will feel much fuller for longer; this reduces the likelihood of overeating. Most raw vegetables contain plenty of fiber; as well as helping keep the digestive system running efficiently, fiber also expands in the stomach meaning that you are less likely to feel hungry and go for unhealthy snacks.
In addition eating raw vegetables requires a significant amount of chewing compared to softer, cooked foods. The more work the mouth has to do the earlier your stomach and brain are likely to decide that you have eaten enough; meaning you stop eating sooner.