Wednesday, September 15, 2010

on raw food and health


       Raw and living food is synonyms with healthy living. Simply put, eating raw and living foods serve as a launching pad for being healthy in other areas of your life. The desire for a clean lifestyle can become a reality when the proper diet is executed. The energy attained is sustainable energy that affects every faucet of a healthy lifestyle. Physical energy is higher yielding more effective workouts and better sleeping habits; increased mental energy provides clarity, positive focus, and mental stamina; heightened emotional energy that helps the body to be more attune to the energy of others; digestive energy produced from raw and living foods allows the internal organs to process the food quickly and more efficiently, resulting in excess energy to be used in some other fashion to enhance the living experience.
The benefits of eating a raw and living food diet include: clearer eyes and skin, improved circulation, improved digestion, improved energy, reduced risk of heart disease, and weight loss. The diet includes many enzyme-rich super foods including: leafy greens, goji berries, cacao, maca, spirulina, and berries to name a few. These super foods are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients that serve as an excellent source of fiber, protein, carbohydrates, fats, and many vitamins and minerals; also contributing to the prevention of disease and maintaining optimal health.
Raw foods can be described as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and herbs that are enjoyed in their natural state. When the foods are cooked above 116 degrees Fahrenheit the molecular structure changes; the enzymes are destroyed. Raw food meals can be as simple as chopped veggies in a salad or as gourmet as saffron infused vanilla ice kream. However, raw food is energy efficient because there is no need for use of the microwave, oven, or stove.
Our diet affects more then we know, choosing to eat healthy and pure food is just a segway into living a healthy and pure lifestyle.  When we eat clean, we think clean and thus we began to incorporate healthy eating patterns that make living a healthy lifestyle simple.

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