Friday, February 11, 2011

The Raw Food Diet - Just Common Sense

Angela R Parker

It seems the media is always offering up a new way to get healthy or lose weight. You might see a commercial for some low-fat yogurt on TV, hear an ad for "weight-watchers" on the radio, and then be annoyed by weight loss pop-ups online all in the same day. It's important to realize that in spite of all the fickle fads, the healthiest diet is the one mother nature designed for you - the one abundant in fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds, all eaten in their natural uncooked state.

Celebrities, doctors, health gurus, and the and top athletes are getting wise and tapping into the power of natural foods - for instance, world-class Olympic athletes are following living food diets under the instruction of 40-year raw foodist Dr. Brian Clement at the Hippocrates Health Institute.

People are coming around to the simple idea that the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants we try to get from supplements and processed foods are more far more abundant and readily available in natural, whole foods.

The main proposition of the raw food diet is...

Cut out the bad:

  • Preservatives
  • Processed sugars
  • Trans fatty acids created during cooking
  • Toxins created during cooking
  • Food additives such as dyes and chemical flavors
  • Hormones and antibiotics found primarily in dairy

To help cure:

  • Headaches
  • Common viruses and diseases
  • Acne
  • Obesity
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue

And put in the good:

  • Vitamins and minerals for strong blood
  • Healthy fats that actually promote weight loss
  • Chlorophyll
  • Antioxidants
  • Enzymes

To help promote:

  • Healthy shape
  • Clear skin
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Strong immune system
  • Stamina

Cooked or otherwise processed foods are nutrient deficient and generally contain harmful toxins and indigestible trans fatty acids. A raw diet of bright fresh fruits, juicy veggies, and filling nuts and seeds is complete with all the nutrients to foster a healthy mind and body, but leaves out the toxins and excess fats of the Standard American Diet.

And making the switch might be easier than you think. It's important that you consume plenty of leafy green vegetables for ample blood alkalization and tissue regeneration but there are more decadent gourmet-type raw meals to help ease the transition.

Philip McCluskey formulated dozens of delicious raw recipes and used them to drop over 215 lbs. With raw living foods and fresh organic ingredients, you can really enjoy your meals as they heal you.

Wishing you a pleasant raw foods transition,
Angela R Parker

Raw Recipes:

Philip McCluskey's Raw Food, Fast Food

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