Reasons for Going on a Raw Food Diet
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Reasons to choose the raw food diet when comparing with other diets.
There are several reasons why some people switch to a raw food diet.
1. Since raw food lacks in trans fat, it lowers the risk of heart diseases and thereby improves health.
2. Switching to a raw food diet can cause considerable weight loss.
3. As raw food contains more fibers, a raw food diet improves digestion.
4. Raw food has low fat and oil content. Oil intake also improves the health of the skin.
5. Some individuals have been found to have increased energy levels after switching to a raw food diet.
It has been found out that sometimes freezing, processing and cooking food destroys vitamins and essential minerals and makes the food difficult to digest. It has been found out that sometimes partially digested fats, carbohydrates and proteins block the arteries and cause cholesterol if there is too much HDL.
Differences between Raw and Cooked Food http://eatingrawfood.org/differences
However, fat is also vital for the nervous system and that fat can be got through several means. Undigested carbohydrates and proteins pass through the body. If they are digested yet unused, they are converted into energy as fat tissues.
Raw food causes weight loss generally as those on a raw food diet will seldom eat more calories than they need. Therefore, there are no extra proteins and carbohydrates which are converted into fat.
Those on a raw food diet say that eating raw food helps as raw food contains enzymes which act as catalysts during digestion and processing the food by freezing or cooking destroys these enzymes.
Raw food also contains bacteria which help in the digestion process. Raw food is considered less toxic (though raw food also contains several worms which can be harmful and therefore it is important that one finds out from a doctor which food items can be consumed raw) and sometimes even easier to digest.
Cooking sometimes kills vitamins and minerals and so raw food is thought to be richer in vitamins and minerals than processed, frozen or cooked food.
Those on a raw food diet also eat organic foods which have not been affected by pesticides and are therefore better for both the environment and the consumer.
How to Choose Organic and Raw Food http://eatingrawfood.org/choose-right-food
But all the information above is lifeless without understanding the diet, it’s just information. You should try yourself, to feel on your own skin the changes it brings BUT don’t do that in a single day. Switching in a day to a new diet, even a healthy one, is stressful for organism and it could turn against you. Small steps are better than big steps, that fact being valid for many other things in life.
Before switching to a raw food diet, it is important to consults a doctor and to understand the benefits and disadvantages of a raw food diet. Only consulting with your doctor you can be sure that raw food diet wouldn’t harm to your health. People with chronic pancreatic conditions, pregnant women aren’t recommended to shift to raw food diet. As any other diet, a fast shift to raw food diet could be a stress for the entire organism and along the multiple benefits it could bring some unexpectedly side effects. But about that you could read in another post dedicated to this subject.
Choose wise for living better.
Eating Raw Foods is More of a Lifestyle Than a Diet http://eatingrawfood.org/eating-raw-lifestyle
Health Benefits of Raw Food Diet http://eatingrawfood.org/health-benefits
How to Initiate Children into Raw Food Diet http://eatingrawfood.org/children-raw-food-diet