Why Replace Processed, Fast Food with Healthier Raw Food?

What You Should Know About the Raw Food Diet?

Making the green choice to eat all natural is the new rave these days; however, how revived can you eat? Will you attempt to eat root vegetables like sweet potatoes and perhaps barks of maple trees along with beef that is ultimately plucked right out of the ground?

Doesn’t this sound absurd? Nevertheless, the raw foods' people are eating spiced cold fresh meat and fish to unpasteurized milk with uncooked eggs to crisp vegetables and fruits without the use of heat because they vouch cooked foods is devoid of nutrients. This type of diet is particularly harsh and does seem a tad barbaric!

A healthier alternative is to create dishes with invigorated fruits and vegetables, and quality protein that is nominally cooked like eggs, except you should eat meats fully cooked. You must eat at least 7 small servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day to feel healthier and heal certain sicknesses in your body.

It is better to keep a dietary balance, a sort of 'diet equilibrium' and not eat fresh root vegetables with uncooked meat and poultry along with farm-raised fish and unpasteurized dairy products or processed eggs.

My opinion is too much cooked food is unhealthy, and besides many raw food protein choices and grains are technically difficult to chew with some leading to bacterial poisoning and tooth decay.


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The Benefits of Eating Raw Food!

The reason a raw food enthusiast is eating in such a dramatic way is because he believes uncooked food will make him healthier and strengthen his organs. There is a bit of merit to this, since it has been proven by The American Cancer Society that fresh foods contain natural occurring antioxidants with more vitamin and mineral content than cooked food.

Cooking destroys the enzymes in food! Enzymes are the catalysts that help with digestion and the assimilation of nutrients. Cooking naturally introduces added toxins to your meal, especially when food is overcooked, fried or barbecued.


Raw Foods That Improve Liver Function

The following lists of foods are found particularly beneficial in helping to improve the liver; however, notice raw meat, and uncooked potatoes are not in this meal picture!

Apples and apple juice, artichokes, beet leaves, beet juice, carrots, fresh carrot juice, cauliflower, cherries, cranberries, dandelion and green tea, endive, garlic, gooseberries, grapefruit, grapes, grape juice, peppers, lemon juice, olives, olive oil, orange juice, plums, pomegranates, radish juice, raspberries, sesame seeds, spinach, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, turnip greens, walnuts, and watercress.


Raw Foods That Improve Digestion and Strengthen the Heart

The optimum foods for desirable digestive health are protein in the form of living grass feed meat, beef, lamb, or goat, fish with fins and scales caught in deep water like salmon, halibut, tuna, cod, sea bass and sardines. The finest fats are coconut oil, coconut butter, extra-virgin olive oil, oil, flax-seed oil, cod-liver oil, avocado; raw goat milks butter, pumpkin seed oil.

Eating a lot of organic cultured dairy products such as yogurt and kefir made of goat's milk will help to heal your digestive wall. Unpasteurized fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and raw vegetable juices made with a combination of wheat grass, cabbage, onion, celery, beets, lettuce, garlic, cucumber and all kinds of greens will keep your digestion at peak performance.

The Top 10 Healthiest Foods to Strengthen your Heart are fresh fruit, beans and legumes, cold-water fish, dark leafy greens like spinach, avocados, whole grains, wheat germ, flax-seed and nuts.

You may believe it’s too complicated, and time-consuming to eat a raw diet and prepare every meal from scratch; however, it is not burdensome if you have a blender, a juice machine and know how to combine fresh vegetables and fruit. You can drink your vegetable and fruit drink between meals.

More Raw Foods for You

Raw-food does spoil fairly easily! You must preserve raw food right away since it will quickly perish. The best way to keep raw food is in a cool refrigerator or freezer; including nuts, seeds and grains. There are a few awesome, raw companies that are creating delicious prepackaged raw food such as the raw protein super food bars by Raw Revolution that do not need refrigeration. They have an excellent taste and are loaded with naturally occurring nutrients that are easily absorbable by your starving cells.

Go Raw & Pure Bar

You'll discover raw nuts and raw seeds in packages like the sprouted, raw pumpkin seeds by Go Raw to the right.

Another is an organic raw berry bar by Pure Bar. These bars have a healthy label since there is a minuscule amount of heat used to make these foods with no preservatives or additives. This is pure packaged healthy raw food at its finest!

Raw-food goes rancid quickly because the enzymes in the live food begin to break down through oxidation. This spoiling lets you know that the food is alive and filled with live enzymes, and you now know it will do a fabulous job in providing nutrients when eaten. It will also provide live natural vitamins and minerals to your body chemistry, and allow you to enjoy superior health.

What is your take on this new raw-food rave of eating? Can you stick to it for an extended period of time to feel its energetic health benefits?

The Benefits of Eating Only a Raw Food Diet

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The Next Best Thing to Fruits & Vegetables Is Antioxidant Food

Eating Healthy Raw  Organic Whole Food Supplements is the Next Best Thing to Fruits and Vegetables. It will replace your cravings for salt and sugar and increase your cravings for fresh raw foods.
Eating Healthy Raw Organic Whole Food Supplements is the Next Best Thing to Fruits and Vegetables. It will replace your cravings for salt and sugar and increase your cravings for fresh raw foods. | Source

© 2010 Sheila Craan

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Raw foods are the way to go. Lots of useful information here, thank you.


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Craan 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Acaetnna! Eating raw foods on a consistent basis will make you feel amazing. You'll have so much energy you won't know what to do with it all your new found energy.


TajSingh 5 years ago from United Kingdom

It's virtually impossible to eat unhealthy food if you stick to raw food. And I agree that you will actually feel much better in many ways after switching to raw food.

I just wrote a hub about different ways of eating raw beetroot/beets...


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Craan 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Taj! Eating raw is the healthiest way to eat! It helps your body to operate at its peak and helps you have an abundance of energy.

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