Raw foods contain the perfect amount of enzymes. These enzymes aid in the digestion of the food we eat, allowing our bodies to absorb the nutrients. When foods are heated beyond 116 degrees Fahrenheit the enzymes are destroyed, and this forces our bodies to use their own enzymes, thereby placing a strain on the body’s systems. Let’s take a look at how to eat raw so we can help our bodies extract all the essential nutrients from the foods we eat.
Easy Raw Diet Tips
First of all, you need to realize that the raw food diet is actually a lifestyle choice, and not really a weight loss plan. One of the many benefits of working more raw foods into your daily life will naturally be weight loss, but you will also experience increased energy and vitality as well.
Committing to a raw diet doesn’t have to be a “cold turkey” type of plan. The raw food diet is perfect for adding slowly into your hectic life. If you stop at a fast food place on the way to work in the morning, consider slicing up an apple and peeling an orange before you leave the house.
This simple act allows you add a couple of tasty raw foods to your morning routine, with the added benefit of saving you time not waiting in line at the drive through. And don’t forget that banana; it makes an excellent mid-morning snack.
Now it’s lunchtime, and you’re at 100 percent raw. Wasn’t that easy? Your lunch could be any type of salad, and I realize that can get boring, so try to mix it up. Top it with walnuts or broccoli, throw in some tasty cherry tomatoes, Use your imagination and have fun. You can even make a version of “raw” spaghetti by peeling summer squash into thin slices and then making a sauce out of tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil.
Many raw foodists dislike this statement, but I truly believe it so I’ll say it again. I don’t believe that a raw diet needs to mean 100 percent raw foods. I personally aim for 50 to 75 percent raw foods each and every day, and most days I get there. I’m more concerned with 100 percent healthy than 100 percent raw.
So if you find yourself at dinner time and not really feeling in a raw mood, I completely understand. A piece of chicken breast or a small piece fish can be great with some lightly steamed vegetables. This can be very satisfying at the end of a long day.
Investigate the raw diet today. You’ll learn how to eat raw while feeling more healthy and energetic. The raw food diet is a lifestyle choice that has many benefits.