Raw Food Diet

When many hear the words Raw Food Diet, they often cringe. However, once doing a bit more of research they find that this diet consist mainly of uncooked as well as unprocessed plant life, constituting it as a vegetarian diet. The raw food diet has been around since the beginning of time; it was first studied in the 1800’s and has recently become more popular as now many of Hollywood celebrities follow this plan.

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The main objective of following a Raw Food Diet is that foods are eaten in a raw and natural state. It is said that eating foods in this state will allow the body to better digest the foods that is being taken in. Some Raw Food Diet followers do heat up certain vegetables, but to ensure that they are not cooking out the natural enzymes found in food, they never heat it over 116 degrees F.

Some of the foods included in a Raw Food Diet are, of course fruits and vegetables, but it also includes nuts, seeds, beans, gains, unprocessed or organic foods, freshly juiced fruits and vegetables and purified water. In order to prepare this type of food you will do well to use the right kitchen equipment such as a dehydrator, blender, juicer machine to make fresh juices and containers to store your foods in after preparation.

The Raw Food Diet at first can have a detoxing kind of affect on first time users, you may experience symptoms such as nausea and headaches, but it will only last for a few days. This type of diet is not easy to adhere to if you eat out socially as most foods served in restaurants are processed and cooked well. There is a lot of work that goes into the preparation of the foods while on this diet, so if you live on the go this may not be suited to your lifestyle.

Critics say that this diet does have some drawbacks to it. You could experience deficiencies of certain major nutrients such as, B12, protein, calories, iron, and calcium. All of which are necessary to maintain good health. It is not recommended that pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and people with anemia or osteoporosis get on this type of diet.

Those who are on the Raw Food Diet has reported weight loss, better skin appearance, lowered risk of heart disease, and increased energy. Yet as with any diet check with your medical doctor before changing your diet.

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