If you’ve been hearing more lately about raw foods and raw food diets, it’s because the word is finally getting out that uncooked foods are the healthiest foods on the planet and that people are losing weight on raw foods. Also called living and plant foods some are eaten by most people every day. However most people are only eating small amounts and then there are those who don’t eat any of these at all.
Raw foods are fruits, vegetables. nuts and seeds, all uncooked. They’re usually eaten in their uncooked state however many raw food vegans and raw foodists eat some frozen as well, especially fruits. Sometimes in the winter months, a plentiful variety of these may be harder to get. Frozen fruits are often used in smoothies.
To start a raw food diet – the simplest way is to start adding raw foods to your current diet every day and start eliminating those foods that you’re indifferent about. Then continue to add more each day and eliminate those you know are bad for you. Try to start cutting down on foods that have no nutritive value like pop and coffee and that your liver consider poisons. Cut back on meat and consider cutting meat out of your diet. Much of our illnesses, diseases and ailments are tied to eating meat and eating red meat. So cutting back on these will be good for your heart and circulatory system, your brain, your immune system and all bodily processes.
You can make huge all fruit smoothies – add no dairy. You can add orange juice, filtered or spring water or homemade almond milk for some liquid to make it mix or blend easier.
You can make your own almond milk easily at home. Make huge salads at night and your own homemade salad dressing. It’s a lot cheaper too, besides being healthier for you with no added chemicals, additives, preservatives or fillers.
By starting a raw food diet slowly, replacing other foods and adding to your current diet you’ll find you soon crave your uncooked foods. Eating foods such as fresh organic strawberries or fresh champagne mangoes are excellent before or as part of a meal or for dessert and of course snacks.
As a long time raw foodist, having cured myself of breast cancer fibromyalgia, arthritis and a long lost of ailments. I love my raw food. I look forward every day to my fruits, smoothies, green smoothies, juices, carrot juices, veggies, huge salads, a wide variety of raw desserts, pates and more. I love to experiment with raw food recipes. Give it a try and see how much more energy you have and notice how much better you feel. You may reverse a lot of the health conditions that you have now like I did.