The 3 Most Asked Questions a Raw Foodie Gets Asked On a Regular Basis
Raw Food is nothing new in fact it’s the oldest form of how we ate our food before we explored the fire. There is evidence that our ancestors sprouted their grains, and let them dry in the sun, already aware of the higher nutrients available to them. So Raw Food is basically the normal way to eat, yet a raw foodie is always getting questioned about his way of eating. Over the years of using the open fire, the stove, oven and microwave, cooking our food became the norm. Today, I would like to clear the 3 most asked questions about a Raw Food diet.
Is that even healthy? A raw foodie eats fresh vegetables and fruits in abundance. After all we got told to eat our veggies for a reason. So yes vegetables, leafy greens and fruits are the base of a Raw Food diet, and no one should second guess if those foods are healthy or not. Along with nuts, seeds, sprouted legumes, healthy fats such as avocado and olives, wild edible greens and herbs, fermented foods, sea vegetables and superfoods like maca, acai and camu camu, a raw food diet is extremely healthy. There are studies that shown that a raw food diet has been known to be very beneficial in the treatment of , diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis, reflux, fatique, irritable bowel, chronic allergies, autoimmune disease, heart disease, migraines, depression, basically the list is endless.
Do I get enough protein? First of all protein is getting too much of a hype lately, and we all should calm down. There is protein in everything we eat, so yes we get enough of it on a raw food diet. Adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their daily calories from protein foods. That's about 46 grams of protein for women, and 56 grams of protein for men. People count on animal products to get their daily amount of protein. However, what most people do not know is that our bodies are not designed to digest animal protein therefore the body won’t get the whole amount of the animal protein that people assume. Let me get this more clear: If a 3 ounce piece of meat has 20 grams of protein, half the amount of protein is being lost in the cooking process and another half is lost while being digested. That process does not occur with plant based protein, it is ready available for the body, and it’s loaded with enzymes that makes digestion even easier. Protein is literally in everything, “Hail to the Kale” is all I can say. But not just kale is a good source buckwheat, quinoa, and hemp seeds are all a complete protein. Nuts and seeds are loaded with protein as well. And for everyone who still is in fear of not getting enough protein in their diet, there are high quality raw protein powders on the market.
What are the main benefits? Besides helping in the treatment, and the ability to possibly heal serious illnesses: - You get a ton of energy from it. Even after a delicious gourmet raw food dinner, you do not feel the need to take a nap. (unless you've just eaten all nut based foods) - Your immune system will get a big boost. The body doest have to use the immune system to digest our foods thusly letting it do it's job fending off other culprits. - Your body is getting hydrated from eating lots of fresh veggies and fruits, which can help to regulate your bowl movement, and dry and itchy skin, and possibly weight loss.
- You wake up energized and refreshed in the morning. - People will compliment on your glowing skin. - Weight loss, a very nice possible side effect. - A sharp and more focused mind. We all need that! - You will possibly feel happier and more satisfied over all.
Raw Food leaves a lot of people guessing, but I hope that those 3 questions cleared some of the confusion up. any other questions please E mail us.
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