Raw Power: The Skinny on Eating Raw Plant-Based Food
So you’ve been hearing a lot of hype about raw food diets and you decided you want to give it a try. Following a diet regime that consists of completely uncooked foods or foods that have been heated no higher than 116°F, it is believed that cooking above this temperature destroys the enzymes in our food that are essential to our health. More than just a diet trend, a raw food plan (typically based around fresh produce of fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes and grains) has the power to transform your health and improve your overall lifestyle. Benefits range from weight management and keeping allergies at bay, to fighting chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Packed full of anti-oxidants and brimming with nutrition, going raw will leave you feeling lighter and full of youthful energy.
Regain your alkaline balance
Cooked and processed food can cause spikes and imbalances that affect everything from digestion to emotions, leaving you with a rollercoaster of sensations. Rebalance your body’s natural neutral pH level and boost your mood through the alkalising abilities of a raw food diet. Raw food promotes good digestive health and a mental clarity, which when supplemented with activities like yoga or meditation will leave you feeling completely in tune with yourself and to your surroundings.
You are what you eat
The old saying, you are what you eat has never been more applicable than with raw food diet. Cooked very gently, if at all, the entire enzyme and mineral content of each food is preserved and absorbed, to heal, nourish and strengthen your body. Thenutrient-richh raw foods will also bring a shine to your hair, a glow to your skin and energy to your movements.
How about Raw Till 4?
Coined by the vegan internet sensation from Australia, Freelee the Banana Girl, ‘Raw Till 4’ advocates eating raw ‘mono meals’ until 4pm and then a simple, but cooked, carb-heavy meal in the evenings. Going raw doesn’t mean you have to eat 17 bananas in one sitting, however, it is very much a personal choice. Talk to experts and discover the right diet for you.
Escape your intolerances
Heavily focused on organic fruits and vegetables, supplemented by nuts and seeds, raw cuisine is almost completely gluten and dairy free. Detoxify your body of any built ups and nurture it with clean, raw food that looks good as it tastes. Strengthen your system with anti-oxidant rich ingredients and be the healthiest you can be.
Get the best night’s sleep
Raw food enthusiasts claim to enjoy the deepest and most restful night’s sleep, despite needing fewer hours. After a day filled with stimulant-free clear and natural energy, a body nourished by raw food is ready for rest to recharge and re-energise. Combine a raw food diet plan with these 3 stretches for deep sleep and make groggy mornings a thing of the past.
Boost your immune system
Lower cholesterol, rid yourself of lingering colds and feel ‘rawsome’ from raw meals bursting with all the vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy life. Free of chemicals and artificial preservatives, the raw food diet can heal your body and return it to the condition nature intended.
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