Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Raw Health

     If you are not aware at least 50% of your diet should be RAW. Raw foods are those, which have not been cooked, processed, pesticided, micro waved or genetically engineered. This belief is based on the notion that cooking food denatures the naturally present enzymes and nutrients in food.  According to raw food experts, enzymes are the “life force of a food.”  They help us to digest food and absorb nutrients. Enzymes are greatly connected to life, health and longevity. If you overcook and/or over consume all of the foods you eat, your body will not get the nutrition and enzymes it needs to thrive.
     It really becomes about researching and understanding the best way to cook and eat your foods so that you receive the maximum about of nutritional value. For example, the cancer-fighting compounds in broccoli (sulforaphanes) are significantly reduced when broccoli is cooked. Vitamin C is also destroyed by heat. However, some foods become healthier after cooking. For example, cooked tomatoes contain more lycopene than raw tomatoes.
       If you are committed to improving your health, then eating RAW is one step in the right direction. Remember: "Disease is found right at the end of your fork." :)
For more information check out: http://www.justeatraw.com/.


  1. Good to know! I'm really interested in hearing how cook/clean, basically your lifestyle. Do you eat all organic and if so how do you afford it? I try to be environmentally conscious, but still have a ways to go. Food wise I've made the most improvement and with appliances (we have front load washers, etc). I still like to use more natural cleaning products. Any suggestions?

  2. We do eat all organic/local. We currently shop at whole foods and local farmers markets. You can afford if you shop right. We check coupons, sales etc. We just budget and focus on spending most of our money on fresh items. As for cleaning products there is a lot to choose from. Just make sure to check the ingredients. Tea tree oil, vinegar and all natural soaps are just some ingredients you could mix together to make your own natural cleaning stuff! I will write more soon!!