Benefits of a Raw & Living food diet
There really are so many reasons to eat a raw diet.
The positive health effects are far-reaching, and different people eat a Raw Food diet for different reasons. For some, the principal reason is ease of weight loss. For others, it’s just an easy way to eat healthily. Many Raw Food eaters witness a marked change in appearance, developing a clearer complexion and radiant skin, glowing from the inside out. And still more experience a significant increase in energy levels, feeling as well as looking years younger. No matter who you are, you can experience all these changes on a Raw Food diet.
In addition to these general health benefits, Raw Food is known to have healed or helped a wide range of minor and severe illnesses, conditions and symptoms. These include:
|• Diabetes||• Hypoglycemia||• Heartburn|
|• Fibromyalgia||• Colitis||• Gas|
|• Acne||• Diverticulitis||• Bloating|
|• Migraine||• Candida||• Skin Diseases|
|• Back Pain||• Arthritis||• Obesity|
|• Neck and Joint Pain||• Serious Allergies||• Chronic Fatigue|
|• Asthma||• Depression||• Cancers|
|• High Blood Pressure||• Anxiety||and many more...|
|• High Cholesterol||• Mood Swings|
Eating raw and living food will enable you to enjoy delicious, guilt free meals and treats, whilst shedding excess weight quickly, efficiently and healthily.
Switching to a Raw Food diet is often the first time that one will truly experience real change, and the benefits are amazing to see. Changes happen fast; not in years or months but in weeks and often within days.
Why do these changes happen? The answer is simple chemistry -
Enzymes & Acid/Alkaline balance.
Enzymes are required for the digestion and absorption of food into your body. They are your life force. We literally depend on Enzymes for everything; from walking, talking and breathing to cellular division and energy production.
When we are born, we are given a limited reserve of Enzymes that are necessary to keep our body system in working order throughout the entire duration of our lifetime. The only additional source of Enzymes we can get comes from the food that we eat. Problems arise when food is cooked above 44˚C (112 degrees Fahrenheit) when Enzymes are completely destroyed by heat during the cooking process.
When eating cooked food, the body needs to draw essential Enzymes from the limited natural pool supplied at birth in order to digest the food. Imagine drawing money out of a bank account that is never topped up. Eventually, it will run out. Its exactly the same with Enzymes.
If we continue to eat cooked foods and do not replace Enzymes by eating Raw Food, we eventually begin to use up our bodies’ Enzymes reserves. Without these Enzymes, cooked food is stored in our bodies as toxins, which can than lead to all kinds of diseases and illness.
Ageing is really nothing more than the body running out of Enzymes. Stop withdrawing Enzymes and instead start depositing Enzymes to build, cleanse and heal your body.
Acid alkaline balance in a nutshell
There is a plenty of information available online about the importance of a healthy acid/alkaline balance, so here is just a summary of the main points:
Our body’s acid/alkaline state is measured on a ph (potential hydrogen) scale. The ph scale ranges from the most acidic state (0) to the most alkaline state (14). It is believed that an ideal ph level for optimal health is an alkaline ph around 6.5.
The food we eat is a major factor to causing our bodies to be in an acidic state. Acid-forming foods are high protein flesh foods, high sugar, high fat, low complex carbohydrates. This includes meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, white sugars, flour products, pasta, breads, most cooked grains, most beans, most nuts, sweets, soft drinks, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, chemical additives, preservatives, drugs, and synthetic vitamins.
Cooked and processed foods cause acidity in the body because they lack the oxygen and the Enzymes that are necessary for the food to be absorbed into the bloodstream. This is due to them being destroyed in the cooking process. When the food is not absorbed, it is left to float as waste products in bloodstream causing acidity levels to be raised.
Here is what then happens. Alkaline minerals are robbed from our bones, tissues, and body fluids in an effort to neutralise our internal acidity and to try and keep us in an alkaline state. This then leads to a whole host of problems including; arthritis, osteoporosis, depression, headaches, gastritis, brain fog, fatigue, muscle stiffness, stomach aches, chest pain, constipation, irritability, sinusitis and sleep problems.
It has been demonstrated that most people suffering from acute and chronic diseases are found to be in an overly acidic state. Cancer sufferers, for example, are generally found to be in an acidic state and their blood too low in oxygen. Cancer cells thrive in an acidic/oxygen-depleted environment.
It stands to reason that in order to balance your body into the optimal ph range, you simply eliminate acid-forming foods. The most effective way to do this is to enjoy a diet of raw vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains.