Is a Raw Food Diet Right For You?


Is a diet of only raw food healthy?

If you have considered this type of diet or are interested in knowing more, then read on.


The Raw Food Diet Is Not New

Raw Foodism has been around for hundreds of years, but has recently risen in pop culture popularity.

The raw food diet consists of uncooked (less than 118 degrees fahrenheit), unprocessed, and primarily organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs and sometimes fish (such as sashimi), meat (such as carpaccio) and dairy (such as raw milk and raw cheese).

Many raw foodists are vegan or vegetarian.

Gain The Health Benefits Without An Extreme Diet

I know what you’re thinking: there’s no way I can eat all raw food.

You don’t have to be extreme and go all raw immediately or at all. To start reaping the many benefits of raw foods, simply start adding them to the dishes you already eat.

For example, make a pizza using avocado instead of cheese. Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta for a spaghetti with meat. Make a grilled chicken breast sandwich with the fillings in leafy greens.

Also, try making chili with raw vegetables added in at the end and then serve it with salsa and guacamole.

Increase the raw food percentage of your meals by adding raw side dishes like vegetable mixes, salads, fresh sprouts or sliced veggies. Eventually you should aim to get 50% raw foods at each meal.

Who Wants More Energy, Better Stamina & Less Body Fat

Raw food enthusiasts have said their diet results in many great health benefits.Some of these include increased energy, better mood, reduced cancer risk, improved stamina, healthier skin, weight loss, clearer intellect, enhanced immunity, improved sleep, and many more.A raw food diet contains fewer saturated fat and trans fats than the typical Western diet.

It is also much lower in sodium and sugar, rich in antioxidants and high in fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin A.

Reduce The Acidity In Your Body

The raw food diet is also thought to have a favorable acid-alkaline balance, since the food is low in acid-forming food.

Too much acidity in the body is known to be toxic and cause an array of diseases.

Some ailments and sicknesses that are a result of acidity are dehydration, diabetes, bladder and kidney damage, fatigue, high blood pressure, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, indigestion, immune deficiencies, insomnia, lactic acid build up, lupus, obesity, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, yeast and fungal overgrowth, and more.

Dairy, bread, white flour, meat, eggs, sugar, artificial sweeteners, coffee, carbonated drinks and preservatives are the main offenders of high levels of acidity in the body.

Like I mentioned earlier, if you are going to eat these types of foods, make sure to get 50% of your meal from leafy greens and raw vegetables to balance it out.

Save Time By Eating Raw Food

Besides providing great benefits for your entire body, the raw food diet means you will typically have less work to do to prepare your meals.Since you aren’t cooking food, your main duties will be chopping, cutting, slicing, juicing and blending.

Beginning a raw food diet can be an exciting way to discover new vegetables and fruits you’ve never tried before. It is also a great way to get in tune with your body and gauge how different foods affect your body and mind.

You will be amazed at all of the changes you’ll see and feel as a result of putting whole foods rather than preservatives and processed foods into your body.