Why Do So Many People Choose to Eat Raw Food?
As you add more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet, you are receiving maximum nutrition from your food. The goal is to deliver nutrients to your cells and take the trash or toxins out of your system. The nutrients from raw foods are delivered through the blood to the cells resulting in cleaner blood and healthier cells. Superior nutrition will return your cells to their more youthful functioning. Because raw foods are easy to digest, this frees up energy for healing and cleansing.
By eating raw, you will experience the following:
Carrots and tomatoes contain beta-carotene which when eaten raw contains higher levels of this vitamin. After the body digests beta-carotene, it is converted into vitamin A. This chemical stimulates skin cell growth and builds collagen – a structural protein present in the skin which is essential for skin elasticity.
People frequently notice a weight loss when they start eating a raw food diet – especially all raw. At raw food institutions, the average weekly weight loss is four to fifteen pounds. Much of this will be water, but on raw fruits and vegetables (take it easy on the fats), later weight loss will be fat, especially if you add some movement (aka exercise) to your improved lifestyle. As you replace cooked and processed foods with more raw food, you can expect to lose weight quickly and consistently, and keep it off. We are talking about a lifestyle change here, not just another diet, even if it’s just adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet, rather than going all out and switching to a completely raw diet. Eating the same things that got you here will get you back here, if you don’t maintain some changes.
Immune system boost:
Leukocytosis supports the argument that raw foods are our natural diet. When we consume cooked food there is an increase in white blood cells normally used for dealing with foreign bodies such as toxins and bacteria. Eating raw food does not have this effect. The immune system is free to do its job of protecting us against invaders.
Acidity level control:
Cooked food tends to be acid forming, whereas a diet high in raw fruit and vegetables is alkaline. When we become too acidic vital minerals are drawn from our tissues as the body attempts to neutralize the acidity. Ionized water and alkalizing raw foods are among the best ways to alkalize your body and help protect it from the effects of ionizing radiation!
No processed food:
When you eat fresh, organic raw food it doesn’t come with fine print on the label that can be distorted and twisted by greed. Every single new sweetener like agave syrup introduced into the market was invented to do one thing – make a profit. Since the FDA doesn’t enforce food-labeling laws, you can’t be sure what you’re eating is what is on the label of any processed food. So don’t eat that junk!
These are just a few benefits people experience by eating uncooked food.