Raw Food Diet

~ Non-processed and uncooked plant foods: fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, beans, nuts, dried fruit, grains, legumes, unprocessed organic foods and seaweed. If food is cooked too high enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes aids in the digestion and absorption of foods in the body’s digestion system. Cooking foods is believed to reduce the nutritional value of food.

Importance of Enzymes

 
~Known as “Life-Force” and or “energy” of foods. Assist in digestion and absorption of foods. Cooked food reduces enzymes or cooked foods are enzyme-less not giving the body the maximum nutritional utilization of food.

Benefits

  • – Weight loss
  • – Weight maintenance
  • – Better digestion
  • – Digestion regularity – Vegetables and fruits high in fibers which aid in digestion regularity.
  • – Increased energy – The nutrients in vegetables boost energy production within the muscle cells.
  • – Reduces risk of heart diseases and other human diseases. Raw food diets have fewer trans-fats and saturated fats.
  • -Vegetable reduces risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, some types of kidney diseases and some cancers: lowers the risk of digestive system diseases.
  • – Low in sodium (salt) meaning less water retention.
  • – Lower cholesterol and triglyceride (sugar in the blood) concentrations.
  • -Phytonutrients are the pigments that make blueberries blue and cranberries red. Recently discovered phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body against cancer-causing free radicals. Bright colored fruits containing phytonutrients are another benefit of fruits.
  • – Preservative Free ( If possible eat organically grown foods).

Organic Foods


~It is recommended eating only organic foods. Organic foods are not grown with pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers or other toxic chemical harmful to your health.

If you ever want to try a FABULOUS raw food restaurant in Montreal, try “Crudessence”. The raw food pizza and the BLT are delicious! Click here for the website.

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