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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reasons to Eat Raw Food




Raw foods
are considered edible foods that are not cooked or cooked at a maximum of 115 °F. When heating food beyond this temperature 99% of the nutrients and enzymes your body needs to function at an optimal level are destroyed. Live enzymes that aid in digesting your food to produce energy are lost when the food is heated beyond this threshold. Lack of these live enzymes causes your digestive organs to exhaust themselves which not only lead to lack of energy, but makes the body prone to many illnesses.


Top reasons to eat Raw Food:

1) Digestion! Your Body receives all the live enzymes needed to aid in digestion.

2) More Energy! Digestive organs are working less to breakdown food, thus allowing the body to work less and be filled with energy.

3) Better Sleep! Raw foods take half the time to digest then cooked food allowing the body to rest better during hours of sleep.

4) Less Sickness! Allow the body to provide sufficient energy to focus on protecting against allergies and illnesses. Raw foods have been known to prevent and even reverse chronic illness.

5) Weight Loss! Raw food is so nutrient dense that you will be eating less and get full faster. You’ll also have the energy to exercise like you never have before!

6) Beauty! Raw food is so detoxifying it makes you look younger and gives you a glowing complexion.

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