The Benefits of Eating Raw Food

November 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Food, Health Misc.

The benefits of raw food has started gaining much wider attention due to the various health benefits it provide compared to cooked food stuffs. Many people are now starting to discover numerous ways on which foods are right to consume raw, which are not, and those which confers much nutrition.

 

Many food experts have commended on the benefits of raw food considering the many health benefits it provide. One is the live microorganisms contained in raw food that help out in digestion and replenish the normal flora lost in the body during medication along with other enzymes that help in the same respect. This only means that raw food contains all the nutrients there is in food unlike when it was already subjected to heat as in the case of cooking.

 

A number of raw food diets exist and one of them is raw food foodism, where all kind of food stuffs can be a candidate for consumption. This is in contrast with people who only selects a few number of food types such as the raw vegans that only eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and sprouts.

 

Juices, meats, and fatty foods are the only food stuffs consumed by people on a primal diet. Although the types vary, all these diet types are bound by the same fact — all of them aim to consume that 75% of everything they eat raw.

 

Weight loss is also one of the good benefits of eating raw food. Raw food contains substances that increase the efficiency of the digestive system to break down the food we eat. Most raw food eaters who prefer eating vegetables experience this.

 

Vegetables contains enzymes, they are loaded with tons of enzymes and the heat in cooking removes them. These enzymes help in the quick digestion of food and thereby help burn fat.

 

Good skin is also one of the advantages of eating raw food. It helps out in this process of keeping the skin healthy since fresh fruits and vegetables still contain most glow-giving nutrients the skin needs.

 

While this information might sound a little bit more disturbing, eating raw food is beneficial to your total physical health as an individual. Eating food raw removes the possibility of eating trans-fat and other harmful chemicals that are produced when the food is being cooked in high temperature. This information is proven by science as a result of numerous studies conducted in food technology.

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