What exactly is raw food diet
The fundamental philosophy behind the raw food eating is that plant foods in their natural state – uncooked or unprocessed are the most wholesome for our bodies. Eating raw food is a lifestyle choice rather than anything else. Many people believe that raw food diet is a path to good health.
The tradition of cooking food was started by our ancestors thousands of years ago. A tradition which is being continued by us today.
Research studies have revealed that food when cooked, loses some of its life saving nutrients and make it less lively. Food without life cannot bestow life- on the contrary it makes the existing living lifeless.
Raw food and nutrients
Raw food diet is rich in nutrients, full of fiber and low in fat and sugar.
Our popular belief that food is required only for providing calories and energy to the body to keep it active is deeply rooted, and yet not very true.
Are you aware of the fact that, our bodies, like machines, continuously suffer wear and tear and would require to undergo maintenance like machines do?
Old tissue cells in your body are being destroyed every moment and to replace them, new tissue-cells are generated. This process of reconstruction is necessary for life and it depends upon the nutritious quality of food we consume.
The food we eat must contain vitamins, minerals and enzymes to keep the reconstruction work going. Moreover, protein, carbohydrates and fats contained in the food require enzymes for their assimilation.
In the process of heating (cooking) food, vitamins and enzymes contained in the food are lost (destroyed) to a great extent.
If we eat our food solely on the basis of taste, we cannot fulfill the requirements of the body. We are then prone to overeat such delicious foods which can cause indigestion followed by other diseases.
One important point to note is that old persons or sick people ought to know that when food is cooked, it may become deficient in nutrients – this kind of food may give some nourishment to healthy persons, but definitely not enough nourishment for the old or sick persons. This may sound controversial, but you now know why the old persons or the sick aere advised by doctors to take more food supplements, multivitamins etc.