What is a raw food diet?

What is a raw food diet? Well, raw food is not just raw food. It means anything that has not been refined, chemically processed or heated above 48C. The theory behind raw food is that cooking above this temperature starts to destroy the enzymes in food that aid digestion. We need enzymes to help us digest our food. Our body has its own store of enzymes, but we also rely on the enzymes we get from our food. If we destroy the enzymes in our food, then our body overworks itself by having to produce more of its own enzymes. That’s the theory, anyway. Some scientists believe there is nothing in it. They think the body copes easily with having to produce the necessary enzymes. Perhaps the body can cope in the case of some people. Perhaps, with others, the drain on the body is not always evident or debilitating. But with certain people – people who are struggling physically or mentally – then the benefits of eating raw food and not having to produce these extra enzymes can be huge. If you are happy eating bacon and eggs, and pizza, then keep doing it. Or if your eyes shine and your skin glows on a curry and lager diet, then carry on. If you are like the Duracell Bunny (other batteries are available) even though you stuff yourself with rubbish, then switch off at this point. But if you just know that you are not your best self because of what you eat, then raw food could be for you.

Here is what you eat and drink on a raw food diet:

  • purified/filtered water
  • organic foods
  • fresh fruit and raw vegetables
  • freshly-made fruit and vegetable juices
  • soaked raw nuts and seeds
  • freshly made nut and seed mylks
  • water from a young coconut
  • soaked and sprouted beans, grains, and legumes
  • dried fruits
  • raw nut butters
  • seaweeds
  • sun-dried fruits
  • green food powder, for example, dried wheatgrass or algae
  • other organic, natural, or unprocessed foods
  • fermented foods, such as kimchi and sauerkraut
 

Foods to avoid include:

  • all cooked or processed foods
  • refined oils
  • table salt
  • refined sugars and flour
  • coffee, tea, and alcohol
  • pasta
  • wheat
  • dairy
  • eggs
  • animal products

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