Raw Food Diet? What It Is?

What is the Raw Food Diet Anyway?

Raw Food Diet

Raw Food Diet

Hollywood Celebrities use “raw food diet” to quickly lose weight; and that’s how they look slim, lean and sexy!

Well, the above statement is a myth.

Nevertheless, everyone is hearing about raw food diet buzz. It’s gaining popularity and buzz, not just as a diet to lose weight, but a diet for a long and healthy life. We eat so much in the way of processed food that we don’t even stop to think about what we’re putting into our bodies, and how far we’ve come nutritionally from our ancestral, agrarian roots.

What is raw food diet?

A raw food diet means consuming food in its natural, unprocessed form. There are several common-sense rationales for why this is a good idea. Processing and cooking food can take so much of the basic nutritional value away. Think of some of the conventional wisdom you’ve heard about for years, such as:

If you cook pasta just to the al dente (or medium) stage, it will have more calories, yes, but it will have more the nutritional value in it than if you cooked it to a well-done stage. Or you probably remember hearing not to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most of the nutrients and values are just under the surface.

The raw food diet means eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc. It means a diet that is at least 75% uncooked! Cooking takes out flavor and nutrition from vegetables and fruits. A raw food diet means eating more the way our ancient ancestors did.

Our healthier, more fit ancestors. They cooked very little, and certainly didn’t cook or process fruits and vegetables. They ate them RAW. Their water wasn’t from a tap; it was natural, spring water. Maybe they drank some coconut milk on occasion.

Doesn’t it just make sense that this is how our bodies were meant to eat? It’s a way of eating that’s in harmony with the planet and in harmony with our own metabolisms. Our bodies were meant to work, and need to work to be efficient. That means exercise, certainly, but it also means eating natural, raw foods that require more energy to digest them.

Conclusion:

The raw food diet alone won’t work if you want to shed off pounds quickly and get leaner and sexy body. Healthy eating with the combination of modest exercise is the way to go.

Nevertheless, I would love to hear your comments and feedback 🙂



Comments

  1. Julie Eley says:

    Hi there. I enjoyed your raw food diet article as well as others. I like how ‘factual’ you are, and you just ‘put it out there’ and leave it to your readers. I appreciate your honesty and forthright information. I, too, prefer the raw food diet, and being a “Celiac”, it’s the majority of what I eat! It is much healthier and provides a lot more protein and nutrients as you say.

    Thank you for spreading the word, and how you spread it! I’m a fan and plan to return 🙂

    Julie

  2. Adam @ Order Carisoprodol Online says:

    Raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts and dried fruit. Some of the benefit of raw food diet includes: increased energy, improved skin appearance, better digestion, weight loss and reduced risk of heart disease. People must be aware that certain nutritional deficiencies can occur on the raw food diet. This is a nice blog which help people while having raw food as diet.

  3. Think I’m going to give this diet a try. Sounds very enticing. Thanks!

  4. Well, nutrition from cooked vegetable is easier to be consumed. It is better for your bowel if you cook the vegetalbes. Meat must be cooked unless you want to get killed by the bacteria. Raw fish from cold fresh water is fine and that is why lots of Japaneses are so thin.

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