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A Guide To Raw Food Recipes For Beginners

Updated on September 13, 2014

Raw Food Recipes For Beginners That Are Easy To Follow

There are many reasons why we may go on a raw food diet such as cleansing the body, help to lose weight and also improve your digestion. If you have never done this type of diet before, it is important to know what foods you should eat and how long you should do this diet for as well.

Raw fruits and vegetables contain important enzymes which help us digest our food a lot easier and reduce symptoms of bloating or gas. When we cook our vegetables for too long, we lose these important enzymes at it can cause many health problems.

For some individuals, they may have to stick to a raw food diet long term to help them improve their digestion problems. Cleansing the body of unwanted waste and toxins is also recommended at least once per year, by consuming raw fruit and vegetables in your diet you will be strengthening your immune system and also cleansing the blood and major organs in the body.

For any beginner starting a raw food diet, it is important to plan out your meals to make the process a lot easier. By using only natural and organic ingredients in your diet, you will improve your health as well as gain overall health.

What Foods You Can Eat On The Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet mainly consists of plant foods fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and sprouts. The fruits that you can add in your diet are bananas, all types of berries, lemon, lime, mango, prunes oranges. The best vegetables to consume are celery, garlic, ginger, bell peppers, onion, spinach and tomatoes. The beverages that you can drink are fruit and vegetable juices, water, herbal tea and coconut water.

Adding juice cleanse recipes regularly into the raw food diet will help detox the body a lot faster and will also help you with any digestion issues you may be experiencing. These types of diets can be done for a few days to a number of weeks depending on your symptoms. Another benefits of following a raw food diet is that it can remove a lot of waste from the body which can help you lose weight more effectively. Drinking cleansing juices is best first thing in the morning as it can give you a boost of energy throughout your day.

There are a few kitchen equipment that you will need while following any raw food recipes such as a blender, juicer, thermometer and also a food processor. If you have access to these kitchen utensils, you can easily follow the raw food diet with ease. If you are so use to cooking your food, you may find this type of diet quite hard at first, but after a week or two you will find it easier to follow the diet.

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Other Benefits Of Following A Raw Food Recipe

There are many other benefits when following raw food recipes such as it contains food that have a high alkaline pH. When your body is too acidic it can cause many illnesses that can damage your health. It is important that you have an equal amount of acidic and alkaline levels in the body to prevent diseases from occurring in the body.

If you experience vitamin deficiencies regularly, adding fruit and vegetable juices in your diet can help improve vitamin and nutrients in the body. Make sure that you add a lot of leafy greens in your juices to help strengthen the body and reduce symptoms of vitamin deficiency.

When choosing raw food recipes for beginners, it is important to take it slowly and add raw foods in your diet one at a time. This will help you become more successful completing this diet and you will also gain better overall health.

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      Dale Anderson 4 years ago from The High Seas

      Looking at increasing the amount of raw foods we eat so thanks for making this hub.

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      Eleanor Candy 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for your comments, a raw food diet is the best way to go to improve your health.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for this look at beginning a raw food diet. This should be helpful to anyone needing to think through how to get started with a cleanse or with making eating raw a way of life.

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      Claudia Tello 6 years ago from Mexico

      I am not on a raw food "diet" but I eat lots of raw ingredients in my diet, from spinach and the common greens to beet, broccoli and cauliflower. It always makes me feel happy to eat all those colorful, bright and beautiful gifts of nature.