Why eat raw?
1. Prevent Disease
We've all seen those cooked string beans that are a lot more grey than green. That's because cooking food often results in excessive loss in essential vitamins and nutrients. Cooking food over high heat (such as barbecuing) can increase carcinogens. Carcinogens are thought to be cancer-producing toxins that wreak havoc on the body's cellular functions.
Raw foods are often high in phytonutrients (plant based anti-oxidants). Phytonutrients can prevent and reverse cellular damage which can lead to cancer/chronic disease. Steaming vegetables is a great alternative cooking process rather than boiling them over high heat (over 118°F). The steaming cooking process can help vegetables retain its vibrant color and cancer-fighting nutrients.
2. Cleanse the Body
So, you've been filling up on greasy, fast food and now their taking a toll on your health. You get frequent headaches, allergic reactions, and irregularity - to name a few. Why is this happening to you? Blame it on processed foods. Processed foods often contain preservatives, additives, and fillers that are linked to these ailments.
Instead, try eating enzyme-rich foods. Enzymes aid digestion and eliminate bodily wastes. Nasty headaches, allergies, & irregularity are a thing of the past when you switch to an enzyme-rich, raw food diet. You'll also get a major boost in energy when switching to a raw food diet from eating processed foods. When your digestion is running smoothly and ridding the body of toxins, you have a lot more energy to spare.
3. Tastes Great
All dishes with flavor and spices usually tastes great! Raw food recipes tastes just as good as hot cooking recipes and I'll prove it. These raw foods recipes will have you salivating before you even prepare them.
Pick up these quick recipes in Going Raw, it's the simplest way to prepare delicious, raw food cuisine.