I can eats the raw food?
You’ve heard about the paleo craze and raw food lifestyle but don’t know what’s driving the mania. Here’s the basics of raw food.
The foundation of the diet is eating mostly, or all, unprocessed and uncooked foods so you get all the nutrients without dangerous additives and destroying vital nutrients in the cooking process.
While raw foodists differ in their exact diet, guidelines generally include no foods that have been pasteurized, homogenized, or produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives. This means avoiding, or at least greatly reducing, most popular packaged and processed foods sold in the grocery store. Sorry about it – but no more breads, bottled condiments, cereals, crackers, cheese, refined oils and processed meats.
The raw diet isn’t all fruits and veg however. Many people choose to eat far more than just fresh produce. In addition to raw fruits and vegetables, you might consume fish, sea vegetables, fermented foods, sprouted grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, and even some meat and raw dairy products.
If the likes of this lifestyle have you turning up your nose – have no fear! Transitioning for your current diet to any is hard. But there’s no reason to jump in head first. Take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle by incorporating more raw foods into your diet and gradually eliminating processed, sugary junk.
As with any lifestyle change – do it smart. If eating a more raw diet makes you feel energized and pumped for life, keep at it! If you experience negative effects consider that this diet may not be right for you.
Who Can Benefit from a Raw Food Diet?
People with the following health problems can especially benefit from eating more raw foods.
- heart disease
- high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- kidney disease
- gallstones or gallbladder disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- autoimmune disorders
- food allergies
- joint pain
- muscle aches and pains
- hormonal imbalance
- trouble with weight gain/obesity
Even for those of us not planning on going full lifestyle change, raw foods can be beneficial! What’s your favorite raw recipe? Leave it in a comment below!
We like this one –> http://thepaleodiet.com/a-few-paleo-recipes-to-maximize-your-nutrient-density/