Five Reasons to Eat Raw Foods
by Diana Walker
become overworked and for many they no longer function as they should. Cooking
is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and life of food, often rendering the
food toxic to your body. I don't advocate a complete raw food diet, but I do
recommend incorporating 50% or more raw foods into your lifestyle.
There is no denying that there are many reasons why one should incorporate more
raw foods in their diet. Here are 5 possible benefits when eating a raw food diet, or
at least incorporating more raw foods in your diet.
1. Lowers Free Radicals and formation of Disease
The reversal or elimination of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and
cancer can be accomplished through a raw food diet. When food is cooked it creates
free radicals; a major cause of cancer. When you lower the number of free radicals in
your cells, you lower your risk of cancer. A diet that is mostly raw eliminates the
need for over cooking foods which in turns lowers the creation of free radicals in the
2. Saves Money
When you eat raw foods you save money. This is because when you eat raw your
body is getting more of the necessary nutrients than it needs so there is no need for
all the supplements and vitamins that those who eat more cooked food tend to
consume. Also with raw food you eliminate many of the pots, pans, and appliances
needed for cooking because you prepare it as opposed to cooking it. Another way
you save money is because a diet that is high in raw foods eliminates many of the
illnesses that are caused by over cooked foods so you are not bothered with many
3. Saves Time
Raw foods take very little preparation so you spend less time in the kitchen. Most
raw food meals that even your children can help in the preparation and some can do
the preparation alone.
4. Normalizes Body Weight
Consuming raw foods will help you achieve your ideal body weight. With raw foods
you won't feel fat and if you are too thin, you will actually start to look healthier. And
a huge plus is that you won't have to worry about counting calories.
5. More Energy
An excellent benefit of raw food is that most people feel more energy. With raw
foods your metabolic rate is higher and you feel like actually doing something.
Cooked foods load your body down making it feel tired and you are not as active as
you would like to be.
Overall raw food consumption is a great way to create a body that is healthy and
looks great inside and out. If you are thinking of adopting a raw food idea make it an
aim to have a diet that is 50% to 75% raw.
About The Author
Are cravings for sugar, salt, junk food, sodas, and coffee running your life? For over
20 years, Diana Walker, the Cravings Coach, has assisted people like you in using
natural, safe options for creating vibrant health. Check out Diana's newsletter, blog
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The raw food diet is a diet based on
unprocessed and uncooked plant
foods, such as fresh fruit and
vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts,
grains, beans, dried fruit, and
seaweed. The eating of meat or fish
raw is not something that the
majority of raw foodies advocate.
It is a scientific fact that heating food
above 116 degrees Fahrenheit is
believed to destroy enzymes in food
that can assist in the digestion and
absorption of food. Once the
enzymes are dead then your organs
have to work harder and they
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