When embarking on any diet, it is very important that you are fully knowledgeable about the diet, the calorie counts, nutritional benefits of each item and so forth. Simply waking up one morning and deciding to try out a new diet is not enough. In this article we seek to examine the pros and cons of the raw food diet that vegans stick to.
It is very important to know the actual value of each vegetable and to be informed about what to eat and drink to replace milk and other dairy products. Eating raw foods is a very natural phenomenon for people and our bodies are made to respond to foods that are fresh and nutritious.
How do we classify raw foods? Basically raw foods are foods that are consumed in their natural form without cooking. Therefore all plant foods that are uncooked and unprocessed fall under this category. You are advised to seek out organic food stores to shop for your fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, dried fruits and sprouts. Buy fresh fruit and vegetables and make your own juices, there is no shortage of recipes on the internet.
The raw food diet is based on the principle of eating living foods, which contain the maximum fiber you can possibly find in raw products. This fiber which is essential for our well being is reduced during processing and cooking. When food is easily digestible the fat does not stick to you but gets digested faster.
Be warned that you can eat a diet of 100 percent raw and living foods and still not be healthy. The reason being you need to eat the right kinds of foods and not keep binging on cooked or processed foods. Drink plenty of water all through the day in addition to your fruit juices.