WHY RAW FOOD?
WHY RAW FOOD?
It is now widely understood and accepted that poor diet is the biggest contributor to early deaths across the world. It is estimated that 60% of disease in North America is caused by the SAD diet (Standard American Diet). With food as the culprit, at Rawthentic we believe that food can be the answer. As we become mindful about what we eat, we can start to make choices that promote health over illness.
Raw food is great for everyone. One of the main goals of eating and drinking more raw foods is to obtain plenty of nutrients in an easy-to-digest manner, one that our bodies are naturally suited for. While there’s no need to go completely raw or to declare yourself a “raw vegan,” consuming at least some raw vegetables and fruits every day is important for just about everyone.
Raw foodism has been around since the 1800s, and both studies and anecdotal evidence show that the benefits of a raw food diet include:
providing more dietary fibre
improving heart health
helping with optimal liver function
preventing or treating constipation
giving more energy
clearing up skin
preventing nutrient deficiencies
lowering the amount of anti-nutrients & carcinogens in diet
helping maintain a healthy body weight
Additionally, with eating a raw food diet, no foods have been pasteurized, homogenized or produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents. Plus, no chemical food additives are included. Following a raw food based diet means avoiding - or at least greatly reducing - most popular packaged and processed foods sold in the grocery store like breads, bottled condiments, cereals, crackers, cheese, refined oils and processed meats.
At Rawthentic , we understand that it can be hard for some people to transition from a regular diet to one with more raw foods — especially if you currently think you “don’t like” raw fruits and vegetables too much, which are definitely a major proponent of a raw food diet. That's why we, at Rawthentic exist, to help you take the small steps with ease and affordability to a diet that is healthier and filled with goodness for body, mind and soul.
If you’re skeptical of raw food diets and worried about whether or not you can tolerate eating more raw foods, remember, it’s all about taking small steps. There’s no need to completely make over your diet overnight. In fact, you’ll likely maintain a healthier way of eating when you transition things slowly. Incorporating more raw foods and drink into your diet is a lifestyle change for the long haul. Ease into things. Studies show the more you rush into a new way of eating and the more you consider it just a quick-fix “diet,” the likelier you are to gain any weight you’ve lost back and to give up, which only sabotages your efforts. But by gradually incorporating more high-fibre, wholesome raw foods, you'll find you'll experience less digestive problems and cravings, which can happen when you change up what you normally eat, and day by day you'll start to feel better and better.
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