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Raw Foods

Eating Living and Raw FAQ

What are Living and Raw Foods? Raw and Living Foods are foods that contain enzymes. In general, the act of heating  food over 116  degrees F destroys enzymes in food. (Enzymes start to degrade in as little as 106 degrees F, I personally use 113).  All cooked food is devoid of enzymes, furthermore cooking food changes the molecular structure of the food and renders it toxic.  Living and raw foods also have enormously higher nutrient values than the foods that have been cooked.

What are Enzymes? Enzymes assist in the digestion of foods. They are known to be the “Life-Force” and or “energy” of food.From the dictionary: 

Noun: Any of the various complex organic substances, as pepsin originating from living cells and capable of producing certain chemical changes in organic substances by catalytic action, as in digestion.

Is there a difference between living foods and raw foods? Living and Raw foods both contain enzymes. In living foods, the enzyme content is much higher. Raw, unsprouted nuts contain enzymes in a “dormant” state. To activate the enzymes contained in almonds, for example, soak them in water for as just 24 hours. Once the almonds begin to sprout, the enzymes become “active” and are then considered living. In the context of this web site, the terms are used loosely.

Why are Enzymes Important? Enzymes are important because they assist in the digestion and absorption of food.   If you eat food that is enzyme-less, your body will not get maximum utilization of the food. This causes toxicity in the body.  

 Why would someone want to eat a raw and living foods diet?There are many reasons why people eat a raw and living foods diet.

  1. Health: Persons embracing this type of diet invariably experience improvements in their general physical and mental status, including more energy, better health, more energy,  weight loss, detoxification, and a sturdier immune system that better resists and recovers from just about any kind of disease… and the list goes on…
  2. Energy efficiency: Since you no longer have to cook, you don’t waste electricity, and save the environment.
  3. Since you eat organic agriculture, you help to save the planet. Most become more in-tune with their body; many report definite spiritual improvements.
  4. No animal products are used, so the animals appreciate it.

raw foodWhere do raw and living foodist get their protein? The WHO (World Health Organization) says humans need about 5% of their daily calories to come from protein to be healthy. The USDA puts this figure at 6.5%. On average, fruits have about 5% of their calories from protein. Vegetables have from 20-50% of their calories from protein. Sprouted seeds, beans, and grains contain from 10-25% of their calories from protein. So if you are eating any variety of living plant foods, you are getting more than adequate protein. Numerous scientific studies have shown the daily need for protein to be about 25-35 grams per day. So if you ate 2,000 calories per day, and ate raw plant foods that had an average of 10% of their calories from protein, you would get 200 calories worth of protein, or 50 grams. This is more than adequate to support optimal well-being. Other studies have shown that heat treating a protein (such as with cooking) makes about half of it unusable to the human body. So raw plant food protein is even a better source than cooked plant foods or animal foods. There is still a huge, foolish, misguided idea that plant protein is not “complete”. This is based on studies done on rats in the 1940’s. This false conclusion was drawn before we discovered the bodies protein recycling mechanism and its ability to “complete” any amino acid mix from our bodies amino acid pool, no matter what the amino acid composition of a meal consumed. This false idea is still perpetuated by the meat and dairy industries, in an attempt to influence people to continue consuming their truly health destroying products.

What do raw/living foodists eat?Raw and Living Foodist eat all fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds, grains, sea vegetables, and other organic/natural foods that have not been processed. In some instances, there are special ways to prepare the foods (example: most raw and living foodists soak/sprout nuts, seeds, and grains before consuming them). 

What do raw and living foodists drink? Water (purified water – never tap water), Freshly made juices (made with your own juicer – and consumed immediately), coconut milk (from a young coconut), are some of the liquids living and raw foodists drink. Most all drinks purchased at the store have been processed (Including soda, bottled juices, coffee, alcohol, and most others) and are not included in a living / raw foodist diet.

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Why raw foods? Raw plant foods are simple, easy to find, fun to eat, enjoyable, healthy and nutritious. They contain thousands of nutrients and conform to the biological design of the human digestive system. The sun is the source of all life and raw plant foods represent the purest form of transformed energy from the sun.  Eating a balanced mix of raw plant foods can restore health on a molecular level by building strong cells that regenerate. It also raises the alkalinity, detoxifies and re-mineralizing the body! It is common sense to repair the body and keep our vessels clean.

~*~You are what you eat, eat raw!~*~

The raw food concept has been known in every culture and civilization throughout history. Those who wish to heal themselves and the planet should eat the most healing foods. ” Healing foods” mean quality, organic, homegrown or wild and or super foods in their raw natural state. We are truly live in a time of abundance. Having access to the world’s greatest super foods, super herbs, and living, raw plant foods at this level of quality. Enjoy it and eat more today!

~*~Live every day like it is the best day of your life!~*~

 

Raw Food Nutrition

Raw plant foods are simple, easy to find, fun to eat and enjoyable. Not to mention healthy, nutritious and abundant. They contain thousands of nutrients and conform to the biological design of the human digestive system.

The sun is the source of all life and raw plant foods represent the purest form of transformed energy from the sun. There is solid evidence that a living plant diet eases digestion, boost energy all while eliminating carcinogens which can be found to cause cancer.

 

 

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Eating a balanced mix of raw plant foods can restore health on a molecular level by building strong cells that regenerate. It also raises the alkalinity, detoxifies and is re-mineralizing to the body.

 

 

 

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