Raw Food Diet is not just a diet to lose weight, but also a diet for a long and healthy life. We eat so much processed food that we don’t even stop to think about what we’re putting into our bodies.
Processed and cooked food takes so much of the basic nutritional value away. You probably can recall hearing not to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most of the nutrients and values are just under the surface. The raw food diet means consuming food in its natural, unprocessed form that is at least 75% uncooked, eating unprocessed, organic, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc. Besides nutrition, cooking takes out the flavour of vegetables and fruits.
Raw Food Diet Benefits
Cooking takes the many nutrients and vitamins OUT of food, so start feeding the body what it needs, eating uncooked, nutrient-rich foods. A raw carrot has exponentially more nutrition than a cooked carrot.
Cooking also alters the chemistry of foods, often making them harder to digest, putting foods into our bodies that are not designed to absorb. High fibre, high water content fresh produce eliminates constipation of the bowels, cells and circulatory system. Obstructions are cleared, blood flow increases, delivering nutrients and oxygen to each and every cell in the body while carrying away their toxic substances.
Obesity is endemic, the diet industry is more profitable than the oil companies. The way we eat and prepare our food practically guarantees that we’ll overeat. Psychologists say that we overeat because our souls are hungry. In reality, our bodies are hungry, even though we may feel full. Start giving your body the nutrients it craves and overeating will cease.
Eating raw foods is a boost to our metabolism as well. It takes a little more energy to digest raw foods, but it’s a healthy process. Rather than spending energy to rid itself of toxins produced through cooked food, the body uses its energy to feed every cell, sending vitamins, fluids, enzymes and oxygen to make your body the efficient machine it was intended to be.
The body and brain will no longer be starving for the nutrients they need. It’s not quantity, it’s quality. We’ll naturally stop overeating,