Alkaline Raw Food Diet and Weight Loss
news! A raw food diet and weight loss go hand in hand. Alkaline foods
are best eaten raw as they retain the vitamins and minerals that would
otherwise be lost by cooking them.
Guest author on Alkaline Diet Health Tips.com, Yuri Elkaim, has written
the following article about the benefits of a raw food diet and weight
loss, as well as some other benefits of going raw and alkaline. Yuri is
one of the world’s leading holistic nutrition and health experts.
Why Eat a Raw Food Diet?
If you're reading this
article, you may be wondering about the benefits of a raw food diet,
right? Well, the benefits of eating more raw foods are numerous and
once you understand them you'll probably wonder why you haven't eaten
more raw in the past. You'll also think twice about eating dead cooked
foods ever again.
Foods Give You More Energy
I don't think I know of a
single person who eats at least 80% raw foods who doesn't enjoy far
more energy than the average person. I know that when I transitioned
away from eating a diet made up of breads, dairy, and cooked foods, and
adopted more of a raw foods diet, my energy went through the roof. And
I'm not talking about the quick surge you would get from an espresso
but rather long-lasting energy that enables you to do more with less.
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For instance, eating raw
will allow you to sleep less and have far more energy than you ever
thought possible. When I'm eating at least 80% raw, I can easily
function on just 4-5 hours of sleep. I literally bounce out of bed and
don't require any naps throughout the day. Oh yeah, did I mention that
I workout every single day as well? Sometimes, even twice!
There are several reasons
why a raw food diet will give you more energy. First, raw foods are
rich in food enzymes. Enzymes are required for every single reaction in
the body. Unfortunately, our bodies only have a finite number of these
enzymes, so when we run out, we run out of life! To add to this, when
you heat foods above 118 degrees fahrenheit, you destroy the food
enzymes that are naturally present in all raw foods. Therefore, if you
eat a predominantly cooked foods diet, you're not getting enough food
enzymes, which means that your body will have to produce and use more
of its own to digest and metabolize your foods.
The more energy your body
needs to divert towards digestion, the less energy you will have for
other activities. You will feel more lethargic and tired as your body
is trying to breakdown "dead" foods and figure out what to do with them.
So, the food enzymes
inherent in raw foods are a big reason for boosting your body's energy.
They are the spark plugs and are intricately related to the next
property that make raw foods so energy-boosting.
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When raw foods are left
intact, they are also known as living foods. They are called "living"
because they carry an incredible amount of life force.
Now, since every living
being has an aura or energy field illuminating from their body, which
foods do you think would enhance yours? High energy raw foods or cooked
foods that dead? I think we both know the answer.
As I like to say, "eat
alive and you will thrive".
Raw Food Diet and Weight
Loss and Beautiful Skin
The other highly
sought-after quality of a raw foods diet is its ability to help you
lose weight and beautify your skin. Almost all raw foodists have
reported losing weight they could never lose. At the same time, they
notice an instant improvement in their skin. They look younger and have
a natural glow that comes about because of the "living" nature of raw
foods, their abundance of enzymes, and of course the plethora of
nutrients that are ingested when eating more fruits and vegetables.
You will find it easier to
lose weight on a raw food diet because your getting more nutrients and,
therefore, your body won't crave "dead" foods. Second, the enzymes help
to breakdown the foods you are eating and excess energy and fat stores
in your body. Third, raw foods are water-rich, which helps you feel
more satiated, as well as hydrated.
Many of these reasons also
help us explain why living foods make you look younger and beautify
your skin. Enzymes, life force, water, and high quality nutrients all
play a role in natural skin care.
We could talk about the
benefits of a raw food diet for hours but the only to truly understand
them is to experience them for yourself. So why not take action today
and enjoy the health, the body, and the vitality that you deserve!
About the Author
Elkaim is one of the world’s leading holistic nutrition and health
experts. If you want to lose weight and live your healthiest and most
energetic life ever, then you can learn more about his raw food
diet and weight loss book, Eating
for Energy and get started with a FREE 6-part Energy Secrets
e-course by visiting EatingforEnergy.ca today.
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