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What are the benefits of a raw food diet?

living food raw food Oct 08, 2018

 

Do you ever have those rattling moments where you reconsider your entire existence? Not in a spiritual, “why am I here?” kind of way, but more in a, “I can’t possibly survive ‘till 45 if I carry on living like this” kind of way.

 A bit morbid yes, but an increasingly common way of thinking in this modern “fast food, quick fix” day and age we currently find ourselves in. You’re consumed by that old familiar feeling in an instant as you stare hopelessly into a double bacon and cheeseburger for the third time this week...

 

This way of eating gives us instant energy and is at times admittedly delectable, especially when you’ve been “too busy” to eat and you’re starving. 

But the energy that “bad carbs” give you isn’t sustainable, and that is why an hour after eating, you’ll find yourself in a torpid state, feeling lethargic and ready for an afternoon nap.


Have you ever heard of the raw foods diet?

It could quite well change your life. You may have heard friends or colleagues chatting about it, but you’re probably not convinced. You’re most certainly interested though, and that is why you find yourself reading this blog.

So, what are the benefits? 

 

Unrivalled nutrition and protection from disease

In order to get the level of nutrition you deserve, this natural diet, which is entirely free of additives and preservatives, is one you should definitely consider.

When we consume lots of vegetables and fruits. It helps control blood pressure, and because the raw foods diet is low in sodium, it may help decrease your chances of the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stomach cancer
  • Kidney disease

Plant foods are high in nutrients and low in calories, and raw plant foods are the richest in heat sensitive nutrients. 

 

Weight loss

The raw foods diet is an optimal way to naturally lose weight. This is because these foods boost one’s metabolism. You can literally eat as much as you want. Just ensure it is raw.

As is commonly known, raw greens and vegetables have the lowest calories per bite out of all foods, and fruits are the second lowest in calories, and they raise blood sugar and reduce one’s appetite.

When we consume high-water content foods we lose weight. This is because these foods are lower in calories. So, in short, make sure to consume plenty of greens, and even better, greens in a liquid form. This will increase your energy rapidly, making you feel full and satisfied, whilst losing excess fat that is obviously unwanted.


Much more energy

Further elaborating on the above, the raw foods diet will give you much more energy than that of the standard western diet.

When we eat raw food like greens and veggies, we immediately gain more energy. This is due to the fact that our bodies are alleviated of neutralizing the many toxins of cooked foods, giving it less of a “load” so to speak.

Many Olympic athletes swear by the raw food diet because of this.

 

Improved digestion

The digestive system may very well be the most important system in the body. This is because the digestive system is wholly responsible for taking the food we eat and transforming it into the nutrients we need to survive.

Consequently, when the digestive system isn’t working at optimum efficiency, we fail to receive those imperative nutrients. The raw food diet is high in natural enzymes which, in turn, amplify digestion. When our bodies receive the natural enzymes that raw foods provide, we are at our best.

 

What can you eat on the raw food diet?

Now that you are aware of the benefits, what does the raw food diet consist of?

Well, if you’re looking to go full raw vegan (recommended), these are the types of food you’ll be able to eat:

  • All nut milks
  • Any raw nuts and seeds
  • Purified water (not tap water)
  • All types of seaweeds
  • Sun-dried fruits of any kind
  • Green food powders like dried wheatgrass or algae
  • Any plant or fruit-based foods that are organic, natural, and unprocessed
  • Fermented foods, such as kimchi and sauerkraut
  • Soaked and sprouted beans, grains, and legumes
  • All types of dried fruits
  • Butters made from raw nuts
  • Fresh fruits and raw vegetables
  • Freshly made fruit and vegetable juices
  • Coconut milk

If you’d like to transform your life by trying the raw vegan diet but are unsure of where to even begin, Join the Energise Academy today today.

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