Why eat raw food?

Post date: Jul 17, 2013 8:08:38 AM

Heat destroys some enzymes found in food when it is cooked. Enzymes are needed to break down nutrients so that the body can absorb them. By avoiding heat while preparing food, the enzymes and vitamins found naturally with in the foods remain unchanged. Keeping food raw improves digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Eating 80% of your food in its natural raw state will supply your body with the raw nutrients to allow your body to naturally heal itself from the inside out. A maximum of 10% of your daily food should comprise of animal protein. The further 10% may consist of cooked food including healthy grains and pulses.

A few suggestions:

  • Fruit should be eaten in the morning, or before a meal never after.
  • Vegetable, fruit juices with added coconut water for breakfast.
  • Fruit smoothie for breakfast
  • Eat raw vegetable salads for lunch
  • Try having one lightly cooked meal with animal protein once per day, either for lunch or for dinner. But ensuring the other meal consists solely on raw vegtables, salads with raw seed, nuts, legumines, pulses.

Benefits you may experience

  • more energy
  • better, younger looking skin
  • improved digestion
  • improved bowel transit time
  • weight loss, weight maintenance
  • cancer prevention
  • helps with your diabetic lifestyle regime
  • eases the symptoms of CFS/ME and MS
  • helps combat auto immune disease such as arthritis