Organic raw food is an important part of the raw food diet. Organic food is grown using age old farming techniques that do not require the use of pesticides which can be harmful to both you and the environment. If you goal is to improve your health with a raw food diet you should make this food a part of your resolution.
Why Eat Raw Food?
The raw food diet is a healthy alternative to eating cooked and over processed foods. When food is cooked it loses most of its nutritional value. Raw foods keep their nutritional value and pass it along to you.
One of the most important nutritional elements of any food item is digestive enzymes. Once food is heated to 116°F or higher all the healthy enzymes are destroyed. This has major consequences on your health.
This food supplies your body with the enzymes it needs to digest and absorb food. If the food you eat is not digested and absorbed by these enzymes it can collect in the fat cells and other parts of your body. This is dangerous as it can lead to diseases and other illnesses.
The first step to this diet is to eliminate most processed and all cooked food items from your diet. This may seem difficult but you will find many delicious foods and even combination’s of these foods that make a delightful meal.
Once a person has committed to a this diet it makes sense to eat raw food. If you are on this diet in an attempt to improve your health eating foods grown using heavy and poisonous pesticides will defeat the purpose.
Organic food is free of toxins that come from pesticides. And, it is easier than ever to find this food in your local area. The number of organic farmers has increased by over 72 percent in the past 5 years.
These foods can be found in health food stores, farmer’s markets, local produce stands, and your local grocery store produce aisle. Look for food items that have been certified 100 percent organic. Many foods advertised as organic are not completely free of pesticides but certified organic foods are just as promised – pesticide, toxin, and chemical free.
One of the healthiest vegan
diets focuses on carbohydrates. The 80/10/10 diet, developed by Dr. Douglas Graham suggests eating to mimic the nutrients in your body. This means 80 percent of your calories should come from fruits, 10 from proteins, and 10 percent from fats.
The Cost of Going Organic
The fear of high costs keeps many raw foodists from buying organic food. Admittedly, most organic produce is slightly higher than traditional produce. Advocates of this food say it is a give and take situation because food costs in other areas will be reduced.
According to organic proponents you may spend a little more for this food but you gain so much for this small amount. This food improves both your physical and mental health. This means fewer health costs. A healthy, organic diet will cut down your need for doctor’s visits, prescription medicines, and over the counter medicines. Better health can even decrease the days missed from work due to illness.
The choice is yours. For most it is a simple one. A few more cents on the front end, for this food, saves you lots of dollars on the back end – doctor visits, medicine, and time missed from work.