FOOD PREPARATION

Living Raw Food Nutrition.  What is it?

Plants-based foods in their original, un-heated (uncooked) state are considered raw and alive. Raw food may include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, grains and legumes in sprout form, seaweeds, microalgae (spirulina, chlorella, etc.), and fresh juices. These live foods contain a wide range of vital life force nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, oxygen) and live enzymes. Their nutritional properties are essential to the proper maintenance of human bodily functions.

Who are the "Raw-foodists"?

"Raw-foodists" (also called "Rawists") are those who thrive on live food energy by consuming a diet of mostly un-cooked whole plant foods -- usually at least 75% though some say 100% is the only true path. Some contemporary famous raw foodists include raw chef & author Juliano, actress Demi Moore, and entrepreneur & author David Wolfe.

Raw enthusiasts proudly proclaim their break from an addiction to cooked and processed foods. They tell us that incorporating a few uncooked meals a week is a good start that will bring immediate changes to the body to feeling better and having more energy. Even if you have a busy schedule, you can still find easy to prepare whole and raw-food recipes at your local health & natural food markets. For those interested in making the jump to a 100% raw food diet, it's recommended that you take to research foods, understand their unique qualities, and spend time learning with the masters like David Wolfe. It's a learning experience that requires patience and listening to one's body. Over time this results in a more highly sensitive system and one's body is able to tell one what it wants (as opposed to one's ego/mind). 100% raw-foodists experience increased energy, deeper states of meditation, and a longer and healthier life.

Why go Raw?

The benefits of going raw-vegan are boundless. Raw foods are easy to digest, and they provide the maximum amount of energy with minimal bodily effort. Studies have shown that living foods have healing powers that can alleviate many illnesses from low energy, allergies, digestive disorders, weak immune system, high cholesterol, candida, to obesity & weight problems (weight normalization), etc.. Research and real life experiences have also shown that a person can prevent a body's healthy cells from turning into malignant cancerous cells by consuming mostly a raw food diet & whole organic foods!

What's wrong with cooked foods?

Heat changes the makeup of food. Foods that have been heated have lost all of their life force, and their beneficial enzymes are destroyed. The digestive system has to work harder and longer to process cooked foods to get nutrition & energy from it. Once cooked, a food can lose up to 85 percent of its nutritional value. Raw foodists call that "dead food." Since we are essentially what we eat, consuming the dead energy of dead foods make our bodies feel heavy and stagnant.

Try eating a raw food diet and see if you can tell the difference! For instance, incorporate sprouts in your meals to add fresh and vital nutrients to your raw diet.

The sprouting process brings out many live enzymes and nutrients in the germinated seeds, legumes, and grains which makes them easy to digest. Sprouts are living foods that are full of pure vitamins and minerals, rich in chlorophyll, and a great source of plant protein.

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FOOD PREPARATION FOR BEST HEALTH

“YES” (simplicity)

“NO”

AS FRESH AS POSSIBLE

AVOID FRIED FOOD

AS RAW AS POSSIBLE

AVOID ALL FAST FOOD

LIGHTLY STEAMED, where necessary

DO NOT OVER-COOK

 

NEVER REFRIDGERATE AND REHEAT FOOD

 

NEVER GRILL FOOD

 

NEVER CANNED or FROZEN PACKED FOOD

 

NEVER BARBEQUE or SMOKED FOOD

 

NEVER, EVER, EVER MICROWAVE FOOD