A raw food diet creates a balance of nutrition, energy, and healing ingredients in your body every day. By eating raw, you give yourself the best possible chance at optimal health and endless vitality. Cooked and processed foods simply don’t contain the same amount of health-building ingredients. They are often stripped of their most important nutritional elements.
Heating a food destroys enzymes, those ultra-important proteins that speed reactions between cells and make your body work efficiently. Going without enzymes is like driving your car with too little oil. It wears on your body, depletes your energy, and ages you faster. The only way to increase the amount of enzymes in your body is to eat food which contains them. This means raw food.
Sprouted grains, raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are enzyme-rich. While they fill your body with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they also replenish your supply of these age and disease-fighting proteins. That is the big difference between a living, whole food and a processed, vitamin-fortified one.
There are many so-called health foods out there; diet foods which don’t contain fats, or have fewer sugars, but in the end these are nothing more than fortified corn or wheat products. They are not designed so much for nutrition as they are to have a long, profitable shelf-life. They may help you cut a few calories, but they aren’t going to result in true changes.
If you really want to heal your body and have more energy, you have to leave these behind. Convenience foods, packaged foods, and processed foods undergo so many chemical changes between their origin and your table, they no long contain any of their original benefits. When you eat them, you get empty calories and a few water-soluble vitamins, lots of salt, sugar, preservatives, and added colors and flavors. These are not going to help you. All they do is harm you.
Eating for energy raw means thinking about your daily choices.
So much of the time we eat without really considering what we are munching on; where it comes from, how it is made. It doesn’t help that many packaged foods have a picture of some fruit, vegetable, or grain on the label. It makes it easier for us to fool ourselves that what we are eating is “natural” or healthy. The truth is, a cracker is no more “whole wheat” than cardboard is a “whole tree.”
There are a lot of different ingredients which go into many of those foods. Genetically modified corn, wheat, and soy are the major ones, but preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, and scents can also be found. Many of these are not even properly tested or regulated. This means you don’t really know what you are putting into your body or it’s possible affects, and no one else does, either. Of course, food is too important to your health to gamble with.
We all know that food is paramount. Without it we die. We get so much sustenance from what we eat. It give us the necessary components for a healthy immune system, energy to think and move throughout our day, and the vital nutrients we need to heal our bodies, breath air and pump blood. So, why do we eat so unconsciously? Shouldn’t it be the opposite? Shouldn’t we be extremely aware of what we are eating and how it can help us?
Eating for energy is a lifestyle that makes good food a top priority. It means eating mindfully, and knowing that what you give to yourself is whole, natural, and revitalizing. Of course, it doesn’t mean you never eat pleasure-foods, it just means that you remain aware of what goes into your body, and you reserve sugars and other leisure foods for special occasions. You base your daily diet on real, raw fare which comes directly from nature, and not from a manufacturing plant.
Eating for energy raw can change your life.
Once you begin eating a high energy raw diet, you will quickly understand why it is so revolutionary. Your body will begin to heal, you will have energy to spare, and many of your strange aches and pains may simply disappear. You might even lose weight, if you have a problem with excess pounds, but weight loss is not the important element of this lifestyle: health is.
Raw food fights aging, cancer, lupus, asthma, diabetes, and a host of other diseases and ailments. Some of these, like diabetes, cancer and heart disease are on the rise, and I have no doubt it is because of the many strange chemicals in our environment and in our food. Changing the pollutants in our air and water takes time, but we can choose, everyday, not expose our internal bodies to toxins from our food.
If you are one of the many people currently suffering from chronic fatigue, a short attention span, forgetfulness, aches, or other ailments, you can greatly benefit from a raw food lifestyle. Just including a few raw foods in your daily diet is an excellent start. For instance, maybe you can try a breakfast of lightly salted avocado slices, instead of eggs and bacon. Or maybe, instead of that commercial energy drink, you can try some raw, young coconut juice, for a natural sports drink.
There are many ways to get started, but the important thing is that you do it. You don’t have to remain tired, unhealthy, and unhappy. You can regain youth and energy, or perhaps feel better than you ever have before. All you need to do is experience the difference eating raw can make in your life.
My eBook, Eating for Energy, is a special guide to help you understand all the reasons a traditional American diet is not sufficient for optimum health, and why eating a raw, enzyme-rich diet is the only way to really feel great again. I give you guides, recipes, and plenty of motivation. In the end, however, eating for energy raw is a choice each of us must make on our own.