Raw food is simply food in its purest and most natural form. Nothing is heated above 48 degrees Celsius, meaning all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, amino acids and antioxidant are left alive and intact. All of these vital nutrients help your body to function efficiently, support the immune system and maintain optimum health.
Essential enzymes contained in fruit and vegetables drastically deplete when you cook. Raw food is rich in these enzymes, which, while helping to break down the food we eat, also restore and regenerate cells. Therefore, increasing the amount of raw food in your diet can leave you feeling and looking great with glowing youthful skin, better moods and improved digestion and absorption.
I don’t promote a totally raw food diet but I do believe in incorporating as much raw food into your diet as possible. Whether it is a green smoothie in the morning or a salad along side your meal, the more you can slowly creep the better you will feel.
What can you eat in a raw food diet?
The options are abundant and varied. A raw food diet can consist of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, sprouts, grains, legumes, sea vegetables and fermented foods.
My favourite way to get a lot of raw food in my body is through smoothies or juices, I usually always start my day with one or the other. There is so many different things you can put in them, they never get boring! Try starting your day with a smoothie…8