So the new big trend: Raw food, what is it? It’s food in its simplicity i.e. food that hasn’t been processed, microwaved, genetically modified or exposed to chemicals. It includes fresh fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, seeds and herbs in their whole, natural state. Supporters say cooking wipes out most of the vitamins in food and nearly all of the plant nutrients.
Why do people choose the raw food diet? It is said that this diet has many health benefits primarily because it’s low in sodium and high in fibers. Research also claims that it can help prevent diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Moreover, it has proven to help with digestion. People following a raw food diet usually also loose a substantial amount of their body weight as all the unhealthy and nutrient low food has been cut out from their daily food intake; but we also have to acknowledge that the ones following the plan consume much less calories compared to what they would eat on a cooked diet.
Let’s talk about additional benefits switching over to raw food. There is no sleeping after eating, following this diet will make you bounce off with energy, and what’s really the best part? You can forget all about calories and counting them. The raw food diet is so healthy that you can eat how much you want, whenever you want without gaining weight. One really important part that shouldn’t be left out are the enzymes: with a greater intake of raw-food into your body you will be having increased enzymes which is essentially a form of protein helping your body with the chemical reactions to happen much faster than without them.
Before ending this post we also need to be true to ourselves, sometimes we need to cook the food to be able to absorb it. It has been proven that people with weak digestive systems, especially if they have eaten highly processed foods and large amount of sugars aren’t always able to digest the raw food due to the lack of digestive enzymes required to do so. This varies from person to person really.