The Basic Principle of a Raw Food Diet


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4 Nov 2011
Whatever fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, beans, nuts, legumes, young coconut milk – even seaweed – can be carte du jour items of a raw food diet. Your pick of foods may hinge on your reasons for dieting, for instance:

- sprouted brown rice slows glucose absorption and improves the metabolism

- cabbage supports healthy cellular function; radish leaves act as an anti-oxidant, as does Shitake mushroom

-carrots are a great source of vitamin A as well as encouraging healthy vision and a healthy cardio-vascular system

You are able to use a sprouter such as the Easy Green automatic sprouter to sprout seeds, grains, beans – even wheatgrass. Sprouts could be called a ‘super food’ – organic sprouts contain enormous levels of proteins, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, chlorophyll pigments and enzymes, and are the ideal natural supplement.

Sprouts can be used in salads and soups, or can be juiced. Fresh juices expanse great ready energy supply and a good quality juicer, such the Kempo Greenpower juicer, produces living juices that are broad of essential nutrients.

A great juicing recipe to full complement a raw food diet is carrot juice with potato, fennel and apple. Merely juice 4 medium carrots, 2 apples, 1 small potato and 1 small stalk of fennel.

Fennel has been shown to reduce and control inflammation of arthritis, it evens climate fluctuation and depressive states and has the rare nutrient called manganese, plus zinc and vitamin B complex.

The nutritional treasure of grains and seeds is impressive. They contain most of the vitamins – particularly A, B, and E. They’re also tremendous natural sources of unsaturated fatty acids and lecithin, and an excellent source of proteins.

You are able to even use soy milk makers (such as SoyQuick) to make non-dairy drinks from different beans, rice, nuts, seeds and grains to have with breakfast. If you want something a little more substantial than soy milk you can make your tofu (or, naturally, visit a good health food shop).

Fundamentally, the idea of a raw food diet is to eat unprocessed foods for at least 75% of the time. If the idea of raw food isn’t very appetizing to you, you can warm the food a little as long as the food isn’t heated above 116°F.
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15 Jun 2011
Hey that is a pretty neat introduction to eating raw food. However @jotiso, one noob question, what is a sprouter? I've never heard of that before :/


2 Nov 2011
Hey that is a pretty neat introduction to eating raw food. However @jotiso, one noob question, what is a sprouter? I've never heard of that before :/
Xzibit, a sprouter is really just a fancy name for a jar-type container that is made especially to hold and grow your seeds into sprouts in. You can make your own using a jar and some netting...or purchase one at a health-store. Or both!
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