2 Years on Raw Paleo Diet Testimonial

Raw Paleo Diet is the original human diet before agriculture. Raw Paleo Diet is raw fruit, raw vegetables and raw organic / wild fatty animal food. The theory is that the human body is one of nature’s best creations. We are self healing and always healthy given the original human diet. As a foundation to curing most diseases, sticking to a raw paleo diet every day will bring dramatic, sustainable results.

My raw paleo diet adventure came about with my desperate search for the cure for everything that afflicted me. The challenges to my life always needed a solution. Being trained as an engineer, a computer geek, a problem solver, led me to finding ultimate solutions or else.

Born in 1969, I grew up just like every urban kid on baby formula, drugs, some fast food, lots of cooked food and following the debunked food pyramid of high cooked carbs and low fat.

When I was a child I was diagnosed with asthma and doctors prescribed anti-histamine drugs. When I had cystic acne at 16, dermatologists bombarded me with steroid injections and creams. Finally one decided I should take an experimental drug called Ro-Accutane. We had to go to the drug company main office and sign a waiver for their drug was experimental and severe side effects were possible.

In 2004 while visiting the beaches of Boracay I got bit by sandflies and suffered for 2 whole years of itching all over my arms and legs. After months on steroid injections and steroid creams, I gave up and just let it be and in 2006 the suspected leishmaniasis went away.

All throughout my life I had foliculitis, got red splotches on my body when I took a bath, got easily faintly tired with strenuous activity, had heart burns, left rotation shoulder pain, was hospitalized for various unknown viral diseases and had some heart murmur called mitral valve prolapse and became obese at 170 pounds and wore 38″ waistline pants.

Beginning with my spouse and I’s secondary infertility adventure in 2002 led us to clean up our diet eliminating junk foods and eliminating anything not edible from being put on our skin and throwing away the microwave oven. And using raw oysters to increase sperm counts.

In the same 2002 while trying to conceive I came down with an unknown viral illness, was hospitalized for 3 days, then suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for 1 month. The heart doctor who ordered a battery of tests said nothing came out of the tests so he wanted to shape my heart by prescribing a heart shaping medicine called beta blockers but it may kill off my erections! This was so unacceptable to my core personality as I only had one child and my life goal was at least more than 4. I sternly refused the drugs and found out that by merely eliminating all sources of caffeine I was able to cure myself in 3 weeks.

When my 2nd child was born in September 2003 I was obese at 170 pounds, I desperately wanted to lose weight to look sexy enough to have more children. I blindly attempted to follow a cooked Atkins diet. I then sought the teachings of a mainstream western medicine nutritionist and she taught me the way to reduce weight was to reduce the starches and up the vegetables. I did lose weight and maintained some 140 pounds for some time. But I still was not healthy.

In 2003 a small eczema began on my lower right leg, it was a good itch, I paid no mind to it. It became full blown in middle of 2005 I had full blown eczema with the size of a steak on my right leg, on my whole face, my ears, my left arm. I was a mess, I could not work, I could not go out, all 5 doctors I saw told me I was INCURABLE and I was going to be this way for the rest of my life.

The incurable diagnosis was unacceptable for me. I was always the open minded type. No DOGMA was my motto in life. I’m an engineer, a problem solver, if these so called “doctors” said I was incurable, it only meant THEY DID NOT KNOW the cure and that their common educational foundation was AMISS. I had to find people who DID KNOW the cure… NON-DOCTORS so I drove to a far away town where there were NO western medical doctors, and my true health learning journey began with a 3rd generation herbalist named Manang Lorna.

I learned about electro-medicine, herbs and detoxing: kidney cleanses, liver flushes, colon cleanses and many other cleanses which eliminated my eczema symptoms. Free of eczema symptoms. But I wanted more. I wanted vibrant health. I knew there was more and I wanted to be healthy so bad I just had to learn more. All detox and no diet change meant no real cure.

In 2007 I had stumbled onto raw veganism through Dr. Tam Mateo. I tried 2 months of raw veganism his way, his recipes, his consultation, but I got too thin and finally gave up raw veganism. I added cooked meat and rice again to my diet and to gain weight.

I was then ready for fasting and I tried a 14 day orange juice fast under the tutelage of Barefoot Herbalist MH. It was an eye opener. I got rid of cooked meat and rice addiction. I was ready to try raw fruitarian. And I did try raw fruitarian which only lasted me 2 months. I was getting thinner on raw fruitarian than raw vegan plus I felt cold and I was living in a tropical country, in warm Manila at 25 to 30 degrees celcius. What finally knocked me to stop the fruitarian madness was when I asked for support as to when my cold feelings would stop. A long time fruitarian said it would take 5 years! That did it, I had to find something else.

I stumbled onto the Wai Diet by Wai Genriiu (A form of Raw Paleo Diet). It was an easy step from fruitarian to Wai Diet, just add extra virgin olive oil and raw fish sashimi and raw egg yolks to my tropical fruits. Bam! Instant feeling of good health! I gained sane enough weight from 112 to 120 pounds on Wai Diet. The addition of raw meat to my meat less 4 months was a life giving breath to my health.

After 3 months on Wai Diet I got bored with just sea food, why not try land animals? I stumbled onto Aajonus Vonderplanitz who went on and on about the benefits of raw land animals, raw beef, raw chicken, plus raw dairy.

I needed some hand holding, some support to get me started and I found Geoff Purcell (in the UK) at AllExperts.com very accessible. He and Craig Bates started up Raw Paleo Forum which was very helpful for newbies like me.

I experimented with various raw land animals with duck, chicken, goat, lamb, frogs and liked raw organic grass fed beef the best… the legendary grass fed Batangas beef with yummy yellow fat is true! I experimented with many kinds of raw dairy from goat, cow and carabao and all failed, I just could not digest dairy, I realized I was lactose intolerant. My tummy also disagreed with raw green juicing.

I got curious about the Homo Optimus Diet involving cooked pork, I made my one month experiment and felt my health was inferior on cooked meat compared to raw meat.

I found out that on raw paleo diet of organic fruit and raw fatty organic animal foods, I never got sick for a whole year. I felt invincible. This was a first for me, going on and on everyday expecting not to get sick. The only times I felt sick were the times I tried eating a non-raw paleo diet. Plus for the first time I’ve got bicep muscles on my arms and I’m a sedentary computer geek. Gosh, that talk about eating raw meat will make you put on muscles without gym exercises are true.

In 2009 I shifted to a high fat low carb raw paleo diet and I found it to be even more comfortable. Gone were the shaky hungry feelings characterized by hypoglycemia which I thought was normal throughout my life when every meal time comes.

Raw paleo diet is the easiest diet I have been on although high quality organic fruit and organic meat is expensive. Raw Paleo Diet is even easier than regular SAD or cooked paleo diet. Being free from the shackles of cooking is a dream that must be experienced. It seems I have found “home” as raw paleo diet is so easy even a caveman can do it.

To even further my access to the best foods possible I moved my company office to Cubao, just beside my favorite wet market “Farmers Market” for daily fresh marketing.

My diet these days is a high raw fat, low carb diet composed of:

* raw organic low glycemic local fruits in season – high vitamin C fruits (guava, papaya, indian mangoes), hydrating fruits (watermelon, melon), fatty fruits (durian, coconuts) we follow the seasons

* raw fertilized duck eggs flown in from Palawan

* raw grass fed fatty Batangas beef and sometimes raw goat or raw lamb

* various raw sea food like oysters, clams, small and big fish, sea prawns, etc.

* No supplements. No supplements can match the power of real food.

Raw paleo diet and its variants is curative. My own small children have experienced eating raw paleo diet themselves. When the kids are sick I put them on a raw paleo diet same as mine, they know the cure for their illness is RAW because they experience immediate relief. The kids know who the healthiest person at home is these days.

At the end of this year 2009 I will have been 2 years on raw paleo diet and I now weigh a more respectable 128 pounds with a short height of 5′5″ and 31″ waistline pant size. Always expecting to achieve new health heights over the next years as I fine tweak and continually adjust. All my health issues have been resolved. It has only been these 2 years I have ever felt truly healthy.

Today at 40 years old I look younger, slimmer and have more strength than when I was 30. It is on raw paleo diet that I realized that humans were meant to be healthy and stay healthy, effortlessly.

Do’s and Don’ts for Raw Food Diet for Dogs

A raw food diet for dogs is quite different from the commercially produced dog food that you see in the market these days. This type of diet is based on the fact that the food that your dog eats will directly affect the health as well as its behavior. There are certain foods which will have an adverse effect on your dog’s well being but at the same time, there are also many which can promote good health. A raw food diet may be attributed to the belief that since the food being fed is not processed and is natural, the better it is for dogs.

Lean meat, vegetables, and fruits are included as part of the dogs meal in this type of diet. It should be varied so that the dog will not get tired of the taste. A raw food diet for dogs should also have some green and yellow vegetables in it, but there are certain greens which should also be avoided since they would cause gas, such as cabbage. Cucumbers should also be avoided because it might cause indigestion.

Meat on the other hand is an important aspect of the diet. Some owners are a little leery at first when they feed the dogs with raw meat, thus they may cook it slightly at first until the dogs get used to it. After some time, uncooked meat should be given since it is supposed to really be a raw food diet for dogs. Lamb, beef, turkey, duck, and venison may be given to them alternately. As much as possible, a variety of meat should be fed to them since they might develop hypersensitivity if they have the same thing over and over again.

In terms of fruits and vegetables, the raw ones will be good for them. Carrots, for example, contain a lot of vitamin and minerals such as potassium and calcium. Celery sticks can also be given to them because it can relieve symptoms of arthritis and some urinary tract concerns. Alfalfa and zucchini will also be good for them. To add flavor to the foods, spices such as paprika and garlic may also be added. Just make sure that tomatoes, raw beans, cabbage, onions, cucumber, pepper, spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are not given to them because it might cause gas or indigestion. A raw food diet for dogs may also include fruits such as mangos, bananas, and apples.

Raw Food Diet Secrets – How to Make Homemade Applesauce For You Or Your Baby! – Free Raw Recipe

It’s really not a secret recipe as to how to make homemade applesauce whether it’s for you, your baby, family members or anyone else. The healthiest applesauce is not cooked or canned. It is served raw. Applesauce is naturally sweet but may depend on the type of apples you choose.

The preparation of applesauce is so easy you would think that everyone knows how. But many people are amazed that they’ve never thought of making applesauce without cooking it. Cooking apples damages the enzymes needed for digestion and diminishes the phytonutrients. Vitamin and mineral structure is changed or damaged. So serving applesauce raw or, in other words, living or uncooked, is the best and healthiest way.

First of all you want to choose a sweeter apple such as a Gala or Ginger Gold. You may want to experiment with different types apples and you’ll find there is a wide range of sweetness and tartness to choose from.

But choose organic apples or apples that are grown locally without any pesticides. You don’t want to make chemical-based applesauce. Unfortunately canned applesauce is likely made from chemical-laced apples unless they are labeled organic. Check with your local farms. You can often buy huge boxes of apples for $10.

To make applesauce for one person you only need two large or medium apples. You’ll need to eat it right away so only make a small amount. It’ll turn dark with oxidation if you don’t and still retain some nutrients but it’s best to eat it while it’s fresh.

You’ll need a food processor to make raw applesauce. If you don’t have one you can find them cheaply at garage sales. Purchased new you can get one for less than $30 or so. Or you may be able to borrow one from a friend or relative.

Place two washed organic apples with the peel on in the food processor. Process for about a minute or so. Check often. If you’re making applesauce for a baby you can puree it. If you’re making it for you, a child or other family member you can process it less. At this point you can add some cinnamon if you like for cinnamon applesauce. Or nutmeg or both. Perhaps less than a quarter measuring teaspoon until you decide on the right amount for your taste. You don’t want to add too much.

Really that’s it! Now you know how to make homemade applesauce that’s healthy in just minutes. You, your baby and your family will be healthier because of it. I eat it for breakfast every morning and it’s great for a healthy snack. Kids love it for breakfast or after school. If you’re in a rush at breakfast, it’s a good and fast way to get two apples in before or on your way to work or school.

Foods You Can Eat on the 80-10-10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet

You can eat lots of different foods on the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet which you might not have considered previously. Obviously, most of what you will eat on this diet, which reduces your fat and protein intake to a minimum, will be fruit. That’s the way it’s intended to be and there is no way of getting around it; and after a while eating on the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet, you won’t really want to. You’ll enjoy eating fruit so much, and feel so good after eating it, that you won’t need anything else.

However, you can eat a few other things which will give you satiety. One of these things is sweetcorn.

Sweetcorn is only recommended very fresh as the sugar in the corn starts to turn to starch with 24 hours of being picked. However, if you are just starting out on the diet and need an extra boost to help you stay 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan, then just go for it. Sweetcorn, even with starch, is a high quality, low fat raw food. The fat and protein levels are both around 10% of its calories.

Fresh raw peas are also great. You can eat them whenever you like after picking – even frozen if you really want, though they will be inevitably nicer fresh and unfrozen. Picking them out of the pod and eating them can be oddly therapeutic, rather like eating sunflower seeds (see below). They have about 20% of their calories from protein, which makes them a suboptimum food for the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet, but if you make them a single meal in a day you won’t go over 10% protein for the day by any means. They are a great food.

Carrot juice is a nice way of getting some extra calories from something that feels more grounding than fruit. This food is not recommended by Douglas Graham in his book “The 80/10/10 Diet” as he recommends against juices, but for a beginner to the diet juices can be a helpful way of getting more calories in. So if you want to have some carrot juice, don’t worry about it, just give it a go. They have about 200 calories a cup. (Eating carrots as is is nice too, but not a fast option for filling yourself up on calories).

Sunflower seeds are excellent raw foods. Eat them in-shell to make an enjoyable ritual out of it. They are high fat, but because it takes so long to eat them, you will feel like you’ve eaten a lot more; an excellent food for the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet for that reason.

Conclusion

There are more foods you can eat on the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet than you think. Explore, and remember, you are not “restricting” foods, you are just obsessing over others to the point of exclusion. 😉 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet is so worth it.

What Are the Risks of Raw Food and Vegan Diets?

Raw food and vegan diets offer enormous health benefits ranging from weight loss to expanded mental clarity. These diets are, however, relatively new, and offer some safety risks. In this article, we will examine some of the dangers associated with eating raw.

For explaining these risks, it’s easiest to think about food in three categories: macronutrients (proteins, calories, fat), fiber, and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.).

1. Insufficient protein/calories

A major risk associated with eating raw is that you will not get sufficient protein intake. When protein is not present in high enough levels in the diet, cells lack the raw materials with which to grow or repair themselves. The results of insufficient protein can appear on the skin in the form of blemishes and wrinkles. In the body, muscle aches and soreness will persist for much longer periods of time when protein is not being received into the diet.

Along similar lines, raw food and vegan dietary restrictions can often wind up dramatically lowering caloric intake. Decreased caloric intake can obviously result in weight loss. But over long periods of time, cellular energy reserves become depleted and stress accumulates.

2. Too much fiber

One problem that can occur on a diet full of vegetable smoothies and raw fruit and nuts is an overload of fiber. While healthy fiber intake offer excellent digestive benefits, too much of anything is not a good thing. Extremely high intake of fiber can paradoxically create inflammation and stress in the large intestine. High fiber intake can also result in substantially fewer calories being absorbed into the system.

3. Inadequate micronutrients

Studies have shown that vegans and raw foodists are at much higher risk for low bone mass, iron deficiency, and a number of vitamin deficiencies. While high intake of vitamins and antioxidants is described as a benefit of eating raw, several essential dietary components are almost impossible to get without eating meat. A good multivitamin is a baseline recommendation for vegans and raw foodists. Here are some specific deficiencies that show up:

Vitamin D: Is found in meat and often fortified into dairy products. Most people are deficient already. Without fortified dairy, vegans and raw foodists are at even higher risk for vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin B-12: Typically taken in from meat. In fact, animal variants of B-12 can inhibit dietary absorption. Deficiency can be severe, irreversible neurological symptoms.

Omega-3s: Vegans and raw foodists have been shown to have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

CoQ10 and Carnitine: These nutrients can be produced in your body, but typically not in sufficient quantities to meet demand. Both are antioxidants that improve brain function.

New York Raw Food Restaurants

New York raw food restaurants are attracting attention, as more people seek healthier diets and lifestyles. New York City consistently serves some of the best raw food cuisine in the world, and proudly hosts 10 raw food restaurants–including three vegetarian restaurants that are partially raw. The Big Apple is known for its diversity of cuisine and raw food restaurants provide a healthy and delicious alternative.

What Type of Food is Served?

New York raw food restaurants serve an assortment of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains–including raw desserts, raw pizza, raw “lasagna,” and more. Surprisingly, raw food tastes great–and best of all, it’s good for you. Raw food restaurants use several tools to prepare food for customers: a food processor, a high-powered blender, juicers, and variable-temperature dehydrators, among others.

Absolutely no microwaves, ovens, or stoves are used. This is done to preserve the live enzymes presents in all raw food. Live enzymes are destroyed when food is cooked beyond 114 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raw Food Chefs & Cooking Schools

The raw food trend has gathered steam in recent months, spawning “gourmet raw food chefs” and raw food cooking schools. Classic chefs are visiting New York raw food restaurants to discover a cuisine that offers surprising diversity, flavor and texture.

Popular New York Raw Food Restaurants

One of the most popular New York raw food restaurants is Pure Food & Wine, which opened in June 2004 and serves eye-catching dishes in an upscale setting. Other well-known New York raw food restaurants include Quintessence, Blue Green, and Bonobos.

Crohn’s Disease and Colitis – Is a Raw Food Diet the Real Cure?

Crohn’s disease (CD) is an inflammatory disease of the intestines but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is an inflammation of the large intestine (the colon) although some people with UC may have inflammation in the last section of the small intestine. Most doctors use drugs and surgery to ‘control the symptoms’ of the disease – not to ‘cure’ the condition.

Although Crohn’s disease and Colitis are not life-threatening diseases, they are life-altering conditions. Causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, as well as complications outside the gastrointestinal tract, including skin rashes and tiredness, Crohn’s disease and Colitis can have a huge, negative impact on one’s life. Until scientific research discovers a cure, people with these conditions can expect to endure suffering from bouts and flare-ups – unless they find a solution that works for them.

Some researchers are looking at the Western diet (with processed foods, fat, and sugar) as being a big contributor to the onset of Crohn’s disease and Colitis. Some medical professionals recommend removing all meat, dairy, eggs, and other processed foods from your diet. Other researchers believe that the answer is to change totally to a raw food diet of raw fruits and vegetables with small portions of certain nuts, seeds, and some fatty fruits. Although most fruits contain less than one gram of fat per serving, some fruits have extra fat such as avocado with 31 grams of fat per fruit. Yet ripe avocado is one of the richest sources of easily digestible fats.

One school of thought says that those who suffer from  Crohn’s disease and Colitis  should eat only organic fruits and vegetables. If you suffer from either of these conditions, you want to know the score. Will a raw food diet wipe out the symptoms of these diseases? According to numerous testimonials, a raw food diet has stopped the symptoms – completely – for many people afflicted with these diseases.

Nobody, however, should change to a raw food diet without consulting their doctor. Obviously, fruits and vegetables are healthy options. Yet everyone’s metabolism differs and people may have other conditions for which a complete raw food diet may not be the best choice. Check with your doctor before making drastic changes to your diet.

Your doctor can explain how fruits and vegetables work within your body. If you are planning to begin a raw food diet, you have to understand that there will not be instant results. Indeed, vegetables can be hard to digest and may even bring about undesirable symptoms at the beginning.

Within one month, however, sufferers should begin to see and to feel changes in their system. It might take a year before a person is free of all symptoms. Keep in mind that implementing an effective raw food diet will be a process for sufferers of Crohn’s disease and Colitis. Yet common sense will tell you that (based on your doctor’s approval) a diet of raw fruits and vegetables is always a better choice than a diet of fats, processed foods, and sugar.

Raw Food Recipes for Beginners – Homemade Flax Seed Crackers

Transitioning to a raw food diet can provide your body with numerous benefits and completely change your perspective on food and how it affects your body. However, it can also be daunting in the initial stages. Many resources include complicated recipes containing various ingredients that you may never have heard existed before let alone know how to locate. Fortunately, there are thousands of raw food recipes for beginners that help make your transition simple and enjoyable as you learn to create food that energizes and rejuvenates your body.

The best raw recipes can be reduplicated and reinvented to fit individual tastes. One such raw food recipe for beginners requires only two ingredients and very little preparation. Flax seed crackers are a staple in many raw food diets and can be used in a variety of recipes. Flax seeds contain health Omega-3 fatty acids as well as dietary fiber and are excellent sources of essential nutrients like Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Copper.

Flax seed crackers are one of the most simple raw food recipes for beginners, as they can be made overnight, in large batches, with minimal preparation. They are readily available in most grocery stores and can keep for months when preserved in the freezer. And you do not have to own expensive culinary equipment to prepare flax seed crackers as is common with other, more complicated, recipes.

To create these crackers you will need: 2 cups of whole flax seeds, 1 teaspoon of salt, just enough water to cover the seeds, around 1 and cup. Combine the flax seeds and salt in a bowl and cover with water. Let sit for 60-90 minutes until water is absorbed and a gelatinous mixture is attained. Spread the mixture on a Teflax sheet if using a dehydrator or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if using an oven. The crackers can be made using a dehydrator, dehydrating at 115 degrees for 3 hours, flipping the crackers over, and dehydrating for another 3 hours or until dry. If you do not own a dehydrator, they can also be made by repeating the same process in an oven set to 150 degrees with the door left ajar.

Flax seed crackers are incredibly versatile making them a great raw food recipe for beginners. Spices can be added in various combinations to achieve different tastes. Savory crackers can combine, garlic with onion and basil or lemon juice and dill, while sweet crackers can utilize various sweeteners like maple syrup, agave, or cinnamon. Their many dietary benefits make them invaluable to a raw food diet and their versatility also allows them to be used in a variety of recipes. You can add them as a topping on salads or toss them in your morning super breakfast smoothies.

Free Raw Recipe – Best Raw Food Bar Recipe

If you’re looking for a good or the best raw food bar recipe or have had problems making bars in the past, here is the best way to make raw food bars. When I first starting making raw foods many years ago, I had a problem finding the right consistency when trying to make raw bars. They were either too sticky or wouldn’t hold together. They would fall apart and be nothing like the bars you buy. I wondered what the secret was.

After trying dozens of recipes with disappointment, I did my own experimenting and found the best proportion of ingredients. Using nuts and dates to find a basic recipe, this one holds together nicely. Part of the secret is in a 2 process mixing.

I used Brazil nuts and cashews. Brazil nuts are hard nuts so should be ground to a finer grind to protect your teeth.

This easy recipe is quick although you’ll want to refrigerate it or put it in the freezer for awhile before you take the bars from home.

One of the problems in the consistency is that your dates may be different sizes. I use medjools but even those vary in size. So you may have to make some adjustments if they don’t turn out perfectly. But I’ve made these many times and they have always turned out great.

For my best raw food bar recipe:

Ingredients: 2 cups raw Brazil nuts, 2 cups raw cashews, 8 medjool dates, sea salt and lemon juice.

Put 1 1/2 cups of the raw Brazil nuts in a food processor and pulverize or grind into very small pieces, about the size for pesto. Does not have to be perfect. They will be different sizes and some will be very fine. This is good because it’s a hard nut. Then add 8 pitted medjool dates, they must be medjools. The fresher the better. Older dates may be drier. Then mix in the dates to form a dough but don’t overmix.

Then add 1/2 cup more of Brazil nuts and 2 cups raw cashews. Cashews are a softer nut and can be various very small chunks and some fine. No big chunks. Add a pinch of sun-dried sea salt and a squirt of fresh squeezed lemon juice and grind for a few seconds until mixed. The cashews should be ground fairly fine with some chunks. Feel the dough or mixture to see if it holds together. It’ll be a little sticky and it’ll set up in the refrigerator.

Now you can also add goji berries or other dried fruit if you like or a little shredded coconut just until mixed in. Don’t overmix.

Spread the dough into an 8, 9 or 10 inch square dish or 10 inch corning ceramic dish, depending on the thickness you want. You can also form the dough into balls. Place in the freezer for an hour or the refrigerator for a couple of hours or more. When set, slice into bars or into smaller pieces for a quick snack.

When eating Brazil nuts you don’t want to overindulge. Brazil nuts are high in selenium. Selenium is good for us and absent in the soil in many countries. But too much selenium can cause a toxic overdose. You can make and eat these whether you’re on a raw food diet or not. So go easy on the best raw food bars and don’t eat them all at one sitting. You’re sure to enjoy my best raw food bar recipe and make it over and over.

Health Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

There are many benefits associated with a raw foods diet. The raw foods diet is a vegetarian diet that centers on uncooked organic produce, seeds, nuts and drinking plenty of water. The diet promotes weight loss and body detoxification.

The fruits, vegetables and juices in a raw food diet have not been heated above 116 degrees and their fiber and nutrients have not been destroyed by heat. They provide more fiber and more energy than cooked foods. The health benefits of a raw food diet include healthier skin, weight loss, better digestion, and reduced risk of serious illness.

Eating this diet can reduce cholesterol, can reduce your risk of heart disease and can cut cancer risk. The diet is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. It is high in potassium, magnesium, fiber and folate (a B vitamin).

The raw foods diet is a great way to detoxify the body. It contains no chemicals or toxins and will help cleanse the colon, kidneys and detoxify the liver. It will also help break your dependence on processed carbohydrates and balance blood sugar.

The many benefits of eating raw food are reduced risk for disease and weigh loss. You can get more energy and have better digestion. You will cut your heart disease and cancer risks while feeling more alive and energetic. You will lose weight and have an easier time exercising. You can eliminate the bloating caused by excess sodium and chemicals in processed food. Your body will be cleansed and detoxified.