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The Raw Food Diet: What Can I Eat?

By Katrina Robinson

Over the past decade or so, a lot of attention has been paid to natural healing and alternative diet. One of the most controversial and misunderstood diets is the raw food diet. But what does this diet really entail? What foods can you eat? And what are its benefits?

Raw Food Diet Guidelines

The basis of the raw food diet is to consume only unprocessed and uncooked foods. This range of foods includes:

  • Sprouts
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Seeds
  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Seaweed
  • Dried fruit
  • Freshly juiced fruit and veggies
  • Young coconut milk
  • Purified water

It's believed that once you heat food above 116 degrees F, enzymes that assist in the absorption and digestion of food are destroyed.

In order for you to change your lifestyle to a raw food diet, at least 75% of your diet must be raw. It's important to understand that a raw food diet isn't a fast way to lose weight - it's a lifestyle change that affects your entire day to day life.

The Benefits of the Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet contains less saturated fat and trans fats than the typical Western diet. This diet is also high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, folate and plant chemicals called phytochemicals. On the other hand, a raw food diet is low in sodium.

There are many benefits to following a raw food diet, including the following:

  • Improved skin conditions
  • Increased energy
  • Weight loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes

No one can make an important decision regarding which diet to follow - except for you. As I mentioned before, a raw food diet is a complete lifestyle change, and it shouldn't be entered into lightly. Before you make the decision to follow a raw food diet, do the proper amount of research to ensure that you fully understand what you're committing to.

About the Author

Katrina Robinson is a guest writer who writes for Oxy-Powder.


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