[EVENT] The Raw Food Detox Challenge Begins March 20th, 2013
What is a Raw Food?
We call food raw if it is:
- Uncooked – never heated above 42 C/118 F degrees.
- Unprocessed – as fresh (or wild) as possible
- Organic – no irradiation, preservatives, pesticides or GMO.
Why eat raw food?
- Cooked food kills enzymes. Enzymes help you digest your food. Your body can create enzymes but that process takes a lot of energy. This process makes you feel tired and heavy after a cooked food meal. Further, the enzymes your body makes are not as efficient and effective as the ones that were destroyed in your food.Consequently, your food is not be broken down as well and thus harder to digest. This also results in food starts rotting in your intestines, that parasites have more chance to survive
It is further believed that your body has a limited amount of enzymes that it can produce. If the supply is finished, body organs will function less and less. It will accelerate aging.
- Changes the ph of the food and makes food acidic. We like to eat alkaline foods. Eating acidifying food makes your body a welcome feeding ground for disease.
- Converts easy to absorb minerals into inorganic – hard to absorb – minerals. Inorganic minerals such as calcium are hard to absorb and might cause calcium stones, whereas organic ones are easier to digest, make you alkaline, help you get rid of too many acids
- Destroys most vitamins
- Destroys the life force. Eating cooked food is eating dead food. This will make you feel heavy and tired. Live food has live energy. It will give you energy. Simply put. A raw seed will grow, a cooked seed won’t. When you pick (raw) unripe fruit it continues to ripen for weeks. Cooked fruit starts to decay within days.
These reasons are enough to explain why most people on a raw food diet feel more energetic and have a stronger immune system.
What are the (health) benefits of eating a raw food diet?
The benefits of eating raw foods are endless. The major benefits are weight loss and better overall health.
- More energy
- Up to 3 hours less sleep
- More beautiful skin
- Clarity of mind and better memory
- Improved immune system
- Improved fertility
- Prevent or even reverse diabetes