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Raw Food Benefits — 7 Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

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fruit smoothies raw food benefitsRaw food has benefits for everyone.  Eating lots of raw food can make a big difference in your energy, health, weight, mood, and quality of life.  Let’s look at 7 raw food benefits that you can experience by eating more raw and living foods. 

Raw Food Benefit #1:  More Energy

One of the biggest raw food benefits is having more energy and feeling younger.  Raw food contains simple sugars, enzymes, nutrients, and minerals that our bodies need in an easily digestible form.  Since less energy is needed for digestion, you have more energy available for other tasks—such as working, playing, exercise, or anything else you want to do.  Which brings us to raw food benefit number two…

Raw Food Benefit #2:  Easier & Faster Digestion

Raw foods contain living enzymes that help your body digest food quickly and easily.  These enzymes are destroyed when food is cooked above 118 degrees Fahrenheit.  When you eat a big cooked meal, a large amount of energy is required to digest the meal.  This explains why you feel tired and sleepy after a big Thanksgiving dinner (or any large cooked-food meal).  With raw food, digestion & elimination are quick and easy.

Raw Food Benefit #3: Lots of Fiber and Naturally Detoxes Your Body

Raw food assists in naturally detoxing your body.  When you eat plenty of raw foods, you’re getting lots of fiber, allowing your body to release mucus, toxins, and accumulated waste.  When you eat clean food (fresh fruits and veggies), your body can focus on detoxing—instead of having to focus on digesting unhealthy, artificially processed, dead, and packaged foods.  Good health requires good elimination—and fiber assists in that process.

rawfoodweightloss.jpgRaw Food Benefit #4: Rapid Weight Loss

Another fantastic benefit is raw food weight loss.  When you eat a raw food diet, you’ll probably lose weight.  Why?  Because raw food is pure – it doesn’t contain junk food, harmful additives, hydrogenated oils, or lots of empty calories.  Raw food provides maximum nutrition for minimum calories.  Plus, fruits and veggies are naturally low in fat.

Raw Food Benefit #5:  More Nutritional Value than Cooked Foods

Foods cooked above 118F° will lose enzymes, nutrients, minerals and vitamins.  You can compare the energy that surrounds living food to the energy that surrounds cooked/dead food using Kirlian photography.  Living foods have more energy, which can be seen with Kirlian photography. 

Raw Food Benefit #6: Feeling More Rested & Possibly Needing Less Sleep

Among other raw food benefits, you might experience the need for less sleep.  When we eat large amounts of cooked food, the energy required for digestion taxes our bodies.  As a result, we need to sleep more to recover.  Many people report feeling more rested, and needing less sleep on a raw food diet.   

raw vegan saladRaw Food Benefit #7:  Anti-Aging Benefits

Raw food contains anti-oxidants, which play a big role in reducing the signs of aging.  Researchers have concluded that free radical damage causes oxidation — and this is the central process of aging. 

Free radicals are created as a side-effect of natural metabolism. They are also caused by drugs, environmental poisons and pollutants. The antioxidants and micronutrients in raw foods (fresh fruits & vegetables) reduce free radical damage, and help prevent the signs of aging.

 

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June 25, 2011

Marissa @ 8:15 am #

Raw foods have really improved my health and well being. I am not 100 percent raw but I eat mostly raw food and feel great when I do.

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