Like the Mediterranean Diet, the Raw Food Diet is not so much of a diet as a way of life. Arguably one of the healthiest eating plans, it is not one for those lacking willpower. If you’re really interested in this type of plan then I would suggest you read all of this article.
What is the Raw Food Diet? It is just what the name suggests. Most, if not all of your diet is herbs, sprouts, raw vegetables, nuts, fruits and seeds. You can have as wide a variety as you like but you have to keep them raw or at least not cooked over 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.67 degrees Celsius). Heating your food past this could destroy valuable fiber and enzymes.
If you are going to follow this diet plan then I would highly recommend getting a good juicer. With a juicer you’ll be able to make great fruit and vegetable juices that you’ll probably drink every morning and several times a day. Having these fresh juices will get your day going with a burst of energy while requiring very little energy to digest.
This diet is not for the weak willed. Not only are you changing your diet, you are changing your life, your relationship with food, and your thinking as well. Gone will be the comfort foods, and that feeling of being full. In its place will be eating to energize your cells and fuel up to get going.
If you are one of the few people who can handle this type of diet, you will be surprised at the rewards you’ll receive. People on this diet have reported being more vibrant, ambitious and just plain happier. There is no doubt that the pounds will just fall off due to the smaller amount of calories and carbohydrates you are consuming. But, this diet is also reported to help enhance memory, make your mind become sharper, and clear up skin problems including acne. Another benefit is people who have thinning hair have reported their hair seems to become thicker.
The Raw Diet is also reported to help your immune system get stronger which would help reduce the chance of you becoming seriously ill. Most medical professionals agree that a diet rich in fiber, water-rich raw foods may actually extend your life.
The Raw Food Diet won’t appeal to everyone because it is one of the most “extreme” eating plans on the planet.
The Raw Food Diet even beats out Veganism even though there are quite a few similarities. The main difference between the two is that in Veganism you can cook the food.
If you think you want to try it, then make sure to do your research and learn all that you can. Make sure to get a juicer, prepare yourself and give it a go. Good luck.