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Raw Foods: Recipes Plus

Updated on May 4, 2011

Raw Food; Plus a Recipe


Raw Foods are also referred to as Living Foods by those who advocate that eating uncooked food is the most healthy eating method.

The claims are that the act of heating food to a temperature that is in excess of 116 degrees F will destroy the enzymes in food. Food enzymes will start to degrade at a temperature as low as 106 degrees F. Enzymes are mostly proteins which catalyze or accelerate chemical reactions.






The argument goes on to say, all cooked food are enzyme depleted and has reduced nutritional value. In addition, cooking food changes the molecular structure of the food and renders it toxic. Living and raw foods also have enormously higher nutrient values than the foods that have been cooked.




If you are planning to go raw you will need a range of recipes and enough knowledge so that you get the nutrition that you need and the variety that you crave.




Not Chicken- Chicken salad:



Ingredients


  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • pinch garlic powder 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 stalks celery
  • apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup grapes (optional), sliced
  • 1 cucumber, for putting salad on, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion mixed in at the end!
  • 3 button mushrooms

  • 3 button mushrooms


Preparation


Place cashews and spices in blender, blend until smooth.


Add apple cider vinegar


Pulse, mushrooms, walnuts and celery


You can add a few grapes (optional).




Spread on peeled cucumbers or in celery sticks, makes a great snack.


I must admit that I am not a raw food only person. I do enjoy the above as an appetizer or an evening snack. The raw foods that I generally consumer, most frequently appear in salads but we also eat raw carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers (red, green and yellow), cauliflower and broccoli on a regular basis either with hummus or a taboulleh on the side.




This makes for a great lunch or evening snack.


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  • vrajavala profile image

    vrajavala 

    10 years ago from Port St. Lucie

    Thanks Bob. there are some people on this Hub who think that eating meat, fish and eggs can be considered a raw diet! I don't think so.

    See my website http://www.veggiebliss.us

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    Rik Rodriguez 

    10 years ago from Hawaii

    Great Hub Bob

    Seems like most Americans eat crap any ways I have always.

    If you just try to eat healthy and exersize you are way ahead of most people.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    I am more like 70 cooked/steamed and 30 raw.

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    dafla 

    10 years ago

    Good hub. I've considered going completely raw, but I'll probably settle at 60% raw, 40% cooked or steamed. It takes a lot of knowledge and research to do 100% raw right. The nutrient mixture process is just too tedious for my tastes.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    11 years ago from New Brunswick

    Steaming is good, it is important to wash fruits and vegetables, even organic, before using them.

  • cgull8m profile image

    cgull8m 

    11 years ago from North Carolina

    I also think the same when cooking it might lose nutrients, but what I am worried about is when uncooked there might be harmful bacteria in it. Will steaming might be a better option for it?

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