Our next eBook: Healthy Raw Food Recipes
Starting a raw food diet, be it in a short detox period or has part of a new lifestyle, is all about making sure no processed, cooked or otherwise altered food finds its way on to your dish. It’s a great way to get back to the essentials and consider the first, most pure forms of feeding our bodies.
Raw advocates believe the heating in cooking releases toxic compounds that can be harmful, provoke difficult digestions and that it also diminishes the foods benefits, reducing antioxidants and vitamins. If you go fully vegan with your raw diet is up to your philosophy as tartar or sashimi sushi can be part of the diet as well but they shouldn’t represent more than 10% to 15% of your diet.
When you go raw it is advised to also try to go organic, as it is important to make sure you avoid chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Buy at your local farmers market to get the most of your produce. It will be most certainly in season, fresh and cheaper, as you are buying local, improving regional economy and reducing your carbon footprint in the process.
Preparing the food in your new diet is fairly simple and you can, if you choose too, prepare meals faster and more creatively resourcing to blenders, juicers or food processor machines. If not just have some fresh water to rinse and clean, a sharp knife and a chopping board. If you wish to prepare recipes with rice or grains you’ll have to soak them overnight to make sure they are digestible.
Even if you don’t go fully raw at this point for a short detoxing period of time you should consider removing processed foods, refined sugars and flours and all those factory made trans fats products. Consider that about 85% of your daily diets should already be a combination of fruits and vegetables and having them raw is just an extra push for a more ‘natural’ diet.
In this free eBook about raw food we’ll be serving some delicious recipe ideas and an infographic with the fundamental ingredients to take directly from the field and straight home with you.