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7 Benefits of Eating Raw Food

Raw food has benefits for everyone.  Eating lots of raw food can make a big difference in your energy, health, weight, mood, and quality of life.  Let’s look at 7 raw food benefits that you can experience by eating more raw and living foods.

Raw Food Benefit #1:  More Energy

One of the biggest raw food benefits is having more energy and feeling younger.  Raw food contains simple sugars, enzymes, nutrients, and minerals that our bodies need in an easily digestible form.  Since less energy is needed for digestion, you have more energy available for other tasks—such as working, playing, exercise, or anything else you want to do.  Which brings us to raw food benefit number two…

Raw Food Benefit #2:  Easier & Faster Digestion

Raw foods contain living enzymes that help your body digest food quickly and easily.  These enzymes are destroyed when food is cooked above 118 degrees Fahrenheit.  When you eat a big cooked meal, a large amount of energy is required to digest the meal.  This explains why you feel tired and sleepy after a big Thanksgiving dinner (or any large cooked-food meal).  With raw food, digestion & elimination are quick and easy.

Raw Food Benefit #3: Lots of Fiber and Naturally Detoxes Your Body

Raw food assists in naturally detoxing your body.  When you eat plenty of raw foods, you’re getting lots of fiber, allowing your body to release mucus, toxins, and accumulated waste.  When you eat clean food (fresh fruits and veggies), your body can focus on detoxing—instead of having to focus on digesting unhealthy, artificially processed, dead, and packaged foods.  Good health requires good elimination—and fiber assists in that process.

Raw Food Benefit #4: Rapid Weight Loss

Another fantastic benefit is raw food weight loss.  When you eat a raw food diet, you’ll probably lose weight.  Why?  Because raw food is pure – it doesn’t contain junk food, harmful additives, hydrogenated oils, or lots of empty calories.  Raw food provides maximum nutrition for minimum calories.  Plus, fruits and veggies are naturally low in fat.

Raw Food Benefit #5:  More Nutritional Value than Cooked Foods

Foods cooked above 118F° will lose enzymes, nutrients, minerals and vitamins.  You can compare the energy that surrounds living food to the energy that surrounds cooked/dead food using Kirlian photography.  Living foods have more energy, which can be seen with Kirlian photography.

Raw Food Benefit #6: Feeling More Rested & Possibly Needing Less Sleep

Among other raw food benefits, you might experience the need for less sleep.  When we eat large amounts of cooked food, the energy required for digestion taxes our bodies.  As a result, we need to sleep more to recover.  Many people report feeling more rested, and needing less sleep on a raw food diet.   

 

Raw Food Benefit #7:  Anti-Aging Benefits

Raw food contains anti-oxidants, which play a big role in reducing the signs of aging.  Researchers have concluded that free radical damage causes oxidation — and this is the central process of aging.

Free radicals are created as a side-effect of natural metabolism. They are also caused by drugs, environmental poisons and pollutants. The antioxidants and micronutrients in raw foods (fresh fruits & vegetables) reduce free radical damage, and help prevent the signs of aging.

Outdoor spaces

I love sharing beautiful images. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

One of my favorite spots to visit is Belize. I love the people, the culture, and the natural habitat that intertwines throughout this beautiful country. The image of the Great Belize Blue Hole is a spectacular natural phenomena a world-class destination for those who enjoy scuba diving in crystal-clear waters. The marine life in these areas includes nurse sharks, giant groupers, and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark. Dive excursions to the Great Blue Hole are full-day trips that usually consist of one dive in the Blue Hole and two additional dives in nearby reefs. The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef about 62 miles from the mainland of Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 meters (984 ft.) across and 125 meters (410 ft.) deep. The world’s largest natural formation of its kind, the Great Blue Hole is part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). For more information visitor book your a trip through AstarrTravel.com.

A place that I would love to visit but haven’t had the opportunity to as yet is Israel. A tour to Israel is a transformational experience and would be a spiritually uplifting adventure for me to share with friends and other Nazarites.