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Raw Food

Raw Food Diet: Raw food diets are diets composed entirely of food that is uncooked or which is cooked at low temperatures.

Raw Veganism: A Raw vegan diet consists of uncooked, unprocessed plant-based food that otherwise has not exceeded heat around 100 degrees, and heating these foods destroys the natural enzymes and can leave toxic materials behind. In this case, raw or living foods have natural enzymes, which play a vital role in building proteins and nurturing the entirety of the body.

Raw Vegetarian: Vegetarianism is a diet that excludes meat products (including game and byproducts like gelatin), fish (including shellfish and other sea animals) and poultry, but allows dairy and/or eggs. Common foods include fruit, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, dairy, eggs and honey. There are several variants of this diet.

Raw Animal Food Diet: The raw animal food diet also known as the primal “Raw Meat Diet” consists of fatty meats, dairy, honey, minimal fruit and vegetable juices, and coconut products, all raw.

Hypothesis: Eating a raw food diet may contribute to purging the body of unknown chemicals?

Raw Food Diet & Health Benefits: By the design of our digestive system, humans have enzymes that make up, and regulate the pH of our stomach. Studies have shown that the live food, or vegan diet has helped with maintaining energy levels as well as sleep patterns. Other health benefits that you are likely to notice are an improved skin appearance and digestion. This diet has also been shown to help people reduce the risk of certain life threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Importance Of  Raw Food Diet:

What you leave out: Denatured proteins, or toxins such as (Cooked Food, Junk Food, Trans Fats, Sugar, Preservatives, Metals). The discovery of ‘acrylamide’ in some cooked starchy foods in 2002 prompted concerns about the carcinogenicity of those foods. As of 2014 it is still not clear whether acrylamide consumption affects people’s risk of developing cancer.

Alkaline Diet: By eating a balanced PH diet loaded with antioxidants, acting as shield against free radicals. The metabolic processes is effected by toxins, which can damage healthy cells that eventually die or mutate. Cancer is one condition that comes from mutation of the cells. And when too many cells die with no replacement, aging takes place.

Enzymes: Enzymes play a huge role in our bodies digestion process, by creating a chemical reaction that allows your body to metabolize your food and regulate hormone production. Cooking can harm and alter the natural enzymes in your food and denature its proteins.

Phytonutrients: “Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. Fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients provide additional support to essential nutrients our bodies need. Raw foods contain thousands of natural chemicals such as phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Bio-photons: The life of the bio-photons begins to fade from harvest and is gone in about 3 hours. Fresh picked plant-based food from the garden contain bio-photons which play a huge role in the plants vitality.

The contents on this study are from observations, meant only for educational purposes and not intended to replace medical advice, consultations, or treatment of any kind. I recommend you see your professional health care provider if you suspect you have an illness or disease of any kind. I’m not medically trained, and I would never suggest or imply that I know what is best for someone else’s body or overall health.

Raw Food Diet List: Raw food consists of mainly plant-based food items such as fruits, veggies, sprouts, seeds and nuts. Here is a list of the plant-based food items to help you on your live food diet experience.

 Fruits:

  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Jackfruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Orange
  • Pitaya (dragon fruit)
  • Raisins
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Star fruit
  • Watermelon
  • Young coconut

Vegetables: 

  • Asparagus
  • Bell peppers (red, orange, yellow)
  • Broccoli
  • Bok Choy
  • Cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Dandelion
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Okra
  • Radicchio
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini

Root Vegetables:

  • Beets
  • Carrot
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Jicama
  • Onions / Garlic
  • Radish
  • Turnip

Starchy Vegetables:

  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Zucchini

Nuts and Seeds:

Healthy Tip: Dried, raw, preferably organic nuts and non-roasted are the most wholesome

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Raw almond butter
  • Nut “nutter”
  • Nut “milks”
  • Seed crackers ( made with chia or flax seeds)

Gluten-Free Grains:

  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Gluten free rolled Oats
  • Gluten-free Granola
  • Gluten-free Bread
  • Rice (brown, white, wild)
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Sorghum
  • Teff

Beans and Legumes:

Healthy Tip: Dried, raw, and preferably organic

  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Adzuki beans
  • Mung beans

Oils:

  • Cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil
  • Raw, virgin coconut oil
  • Raw coconut butter
  • Chia oil

Beverages:

  • Water
  • Vegetable or fruit juice  (freshly squeezed or frozen, unpasteurized)
  • Young coconut water
  • Herbal teas ( Non caffeinated using water heated to less than 118 F)

Miscellaneous:

  • Young coconut
  • Carob powder
  • Raw cacao nibs
  • Raw protein powder
  • Raw vegan ice cream
  • Fermented foods (miso, kimchee, and sauerkraut)

Herbs:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Mint
  • Nettles
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Purslane
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Water cress

Spices and Condiments:

  • Allspice
  • Bragg’s raw apple cider
  • Bragg’s liquid amino
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chocolate (raw)
  • Cinnamon (ground)
  • Cumin (ground or seeds)
  • Curries
  • Kosher or Himalayan sea salt
  • Nama shoyu (raw soy sauce)
  • Seaweed
  • Turmeric
  • Sundried tomato
  • Vinegars

Natural Vegan Sweeteners:

  • Agave nectar
  • Coconut nectar
  • Maple Suryp
  • Stevia
  • Date sugar
  • Yacon

Healthy Living,

Jaclyn Rae

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