Raw Food Diet- All You Need to Know
I don’t believe there is much that needs to be said about raw food other than the fact that it hasn’t been cooked, processed, microwaved, irradiated, genetically engineered, or exposed to pesticides or herbicides, not to mention it is very low in calories. (Almost half of what you normally consume) This is because about 80% of what you eat each day will be plant-based foods never heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and that’s why they are packed with natural enzymes and nutrients.
So, maybe you are thinking, and then what will I eat? We are used to a non-health diet led by consumerism that we forgot about all the food God, land, the universe or whatever you want to call it, gave us. That is precisely what we need, lots of fresh organic fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, and nuts, including cashews, sunflower seeds, raw almond butter, and so on.
You must know that a raw food diet is more than what you eat, but a whole new world of healthy choices and since it’s a heavy on fruits and veggies diet, but light on saturated fat and salt, is considered the best way to keep cholesterol and blood pressure controlled, as well as preventing heart disease.
Remember a couple of things before you begin a raw food diet, it can be a little bit challenging since Raw foodism is not what we are used to seeing, so you must be really motivated to do it, but even though its preparation can be a lengthy process and sometimes tedious, but it can be very creative as well, and, as promised, there is a whole new world of possibilities, so hunger shouldn’t be a problem.
You don’t have to adopt this diet permanently; you can also try a raw food detox diet. People typically go on a detox diet for 3 to 21 days, then you can decide if continuing a raw food diet is right for you, return to your regular diet, or adopt a healthy mix of old ways including new ways.