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The new big trend: Raw Food.

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.

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