Health enthusiasts have been humming this tune for a while; living foods are key to vitality, energy, and anti-ageing. Now it seems, raw is all the rage, as more and more people realise the multiple health and beauty benefits, of going raw.
When food is processed or cooked at temperatures above 130 degrees, nutrients and enzymes are destroyed. This means that you are basically eating empty calories, food that has very little nutritional value.
Consuming more raw foods in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables will increase your intake of enzymes, vitamins and nutrients. Enzymes help to break down food and aid digestion. An enzyme-rich diet will stop you from feeling sluggish and give you energy throughout the day.
Raw foods also alkalise your body, helping to keep it in a pH perfect state, which is important for releasing waste products from the cells and for weight loss.
Health and beauty benefits of going raw.
Who doesn’t want to look younger and feel fitter? Raw foods have been shown to slow the ageing process. Want proof? Meet Mimi Kirk (Right), she’s 75! Mimi is a Raw Food Chef from California, her delicious and nutritious recipes can be found on youngonrawfood.com
Some other health and beauty benefits of raw:
• Lose weight
• Detoxifies your body
• Helps heal your body of diseases such as cancer
• Increases energy levels (often dramatically)
• Improves digestion
• Maintains a healthy gut
• Improves eyesight
• Helps you sleep better
• Strengthens your immune system
• Clearer thinking and focus