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Raw Food Detox

Raw Food Detox: How to Start

A raw food detox diet is a way to detoxify the body. If you do it well, it removes toxins or other contaminants that are stored in our body fat and cells. Detoxing improves health, energy, immune system, memory and digestion.


Warning

Most people are low in minerals such as: calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphor, sodium, iron. In order to detoxify, you need alkaline minerals. An important role of calcium is to aid in detoxification. It is an alkaline mineral and will “catch” the toxic acids that your body releases.

If the acids can’t be “bound” because your body lacks (alkaline) minerals, the chance is high that you will feel seriously ill during your detox, that your body refuses to release the toxins (you won’t be able to lose weight, since acids and toxins are often stored in your body fat), or that your body re-absorbs the released toxins again.

Alkalize

Therefore, it’s crucial that – before or during your detox – you get plenty of alkaline water, green vegetable juice and alkalizing super foods.

You may also replenish your minerals by adding a tablespoon of spirulina, blue green algae (i.e. from the “E3 Live” brand) or wheat grass powder in your alkaline drinking water. These have highly available amino acids and minerals. And they alkalize you.

Once you’ve re-mineralized your raw food detox will be much more effective and easier for your system to handle.

Tip

You may also want to get activated zeolites or bentonite clay. The zeolites especially, are incredibly effective in attaching themselves to toxins, making them harmless and guiding them out of your body. The tiny zeolites neutralize the most toxic elements from our body such as arsenic, mercury.

Clay is much cheaper and is fine too but usually not strong enough. These zeolites will help you get rid of the toxins in an easy, safe and effective way.  Highly recommended for use during the detox. Zeolites come in a tiny bottle and are pretty expensive, but I highly recommend them when you detox.

Also, I can’t stress enough, make sure that you drink enough alkaline water during the process and that you get enough rest.

Raw Food Detox Recipes

On this website you’ll find many raw food recipes that you can use during your detox. Go to the Raw Recipe page.

Enjoy the detox and be amazed at the results!

Sweet Potatoes in the Raw

Created by: Raw Chef Nazir Nekhrahiyah at Yah’some Living.com

Ginger-Pineapple Sweet Potato Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 Whole organic sweet potatoes peeled
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 small orange squeezed
  • 1 tsp orange peel
  • 1 tbl raw agave nectar
  • 1 tbl coconut oil
  • 2 tbl olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbl fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbl Frozen Pineapple chunks minced
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg grated
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

  • Spiral the sweet potatoes and put in a glass bowl (you can purchase a spiralizer from our Yah’some Living Pantry)
  • In a blender, put in lemon and orange juice
  • Add orange peel, ginger and agave nectar
  • Add coconut and olive oil
  • Add sea salt to taste and pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Blend until smooth and drizzle over noodles
  • Add pineapples to mixture and toss until mixed well
  • Lightly grate nutmeg over noodles. Can be made 1 day ahead of time.  Delicious!

Makes 4 servings

Raw Ginger-Pineapple Sweet Potato Noodles

Kefir Grains

Water Kefir Grains also known as Japanese Water Crystals are living grains that make great kefir.  Kefir is a fermented drink that has billions of living probiotics.  Probiotics are billions of “friendly” bacteria in your gut that are beneficial to your health and they are similar to the bacteria in probiotics.  Living bacteria are essential to good health and they take care of the bad nasty bacteria that try to take up resident. So trust me, you want these billions of living bacteria to do their job.  Probiotics are excellent for digestion, boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol, and blood pressure and that’s why kefir is so beneficial and so easy to make.

How to make Kefir?

Kefir can assume a variety of flavors just by adding organic fresh or dried fruit to your alkaline water add kefir grains in a quart or bigger glass container (never use metal on kefir grains it will kill the grains and they wont be effective) and about ½ cup of sugar and cover with a cloth. Yes, I said sugar.  I know, it sounds crazy coming from me, but the kefir grains eat sugar, which then ferments the water, and turn it into living probiotics.  After 24 hours in a dark cupboard between 65 to 75 degrees the results are a fizzy drink that taste delicious.  Simply strain the liquid using a plastic strainer into another glass container. The kefir water is now ready to drink. Use the grains immediately for your next batch of water kefir, and keep it going.  If you’re not using the kefir grain you can store them in some organic alkaline sugar-water for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Where do you get kefir grains?

Visit the Yah’some Living pantry 24/7, or request them from Nazir Nekhrahiyah directly by filling out the feedback form.