Amazing and Raw

I love raw food and I’ve been eating a diet that consists of mostly raw food for the past several years. It’s been absolutely wonderful and I experience the benefits of this diet everyday. Raw food is fresh, unprocessed food that has not been heated beyond 115 degrees. Raw food consists of fresh leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, sea vegetables, sprouted seeds, nuts, eggs, meat and dairy products. I don’t eat raw meat or dairy products though. Fresh greens, fruits, vegetables and sprouts are the best sources of raw foods.

Raw food contains micronutrients like phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, essential fatty acids and fiber are also contained in raw food. Since it’s uncooked, all the phytonutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in the food are preserved. All these are required to enable the body to function at an optimal level. Raw food enhances the immune system, aids in weight loss, increases energy, improves memory, detoxification, digestion and elimination.

Eating food that consists predominantly of raw vegetables, greens, fruit, nuts, seeds and some cooked/steamed food is the best way to provide optimal nourishment for your body both short and long term. This helps decrease the risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke etc.

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About the Author

Dr. Amaka Nwozo is the founder of Raw Living Wellness and eMarketing Strategies Now. You can connect with her at Twitter, Facebook and Google+.