05 May Be Real, Eat Raw: The Benefits of a Raw Food Diet
They say “you are what you eat”, and by eating more real, raw, “live” foods, you’ll find the saying rings true – you’ll be radiantly healthy and full of energy, just like your favourite raw foods.
There are plenty of myths surrounding the raw food diet; that it’s difficult, expensive or imbalanced. This is simply not true; raw eating is easier than you think, and there are plenty of delicious, wholesome raw recipes to prove it. With a little help from the world’s most powerful superfoods, you’ll find raw nutrition is actually exceptionally well-balanced – and the health benefits are well worth investing in the right equipment, and putting a little extra effort into your meal planning!
Here’s a look at some of the wonderful advantages to eating raw:
When foods are cooked at a temperature over 118°F, many of their health-giving vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants are broken down and lost. By eating more raw foods, you’ll automatically up your intake of natural vitamins and phytonutrients (plant-based nutrients) on a daily basis.
Raw foods are highly alkaline, helping to maintain a healthy pH balance in your body.
Eating more raw foods daily will improve your body’s energy levels and immunity, helping to fight off disease and stay happy and healthy.
As well as promoting physical wellbeing, the nutrients in raw foods also feed your brain, helping you to stay mentally focused and alert. and even regulating your sleep patterns.
Many raw foods are rich in fibre and antioxidants, which help to cleanse your system and keep your digestive system and organs in tip-top condition.
Fresh, raw fruits and veggies will help to keep your skin healthy and your complexion clear – your skincare and beauty regime starts from the inside out, and the cleaner your diet is, the better the results will be. The nutrients in raw food also help to promote strong shiny hair, and healthy nails and teeth.
You won’t find empty calories in raw, unprocessed foods, but you will find high levels of fibre to stimulate your digestion, and enzymes that help your body to use and distribute fat more effectively. A diet high in raw foods is key to healthy, sustainable weight loss.
Take a look at our extensive selection of raw foods and find out just how easy it can be to go raw. We also stock state-of-the-art dehydrators and blenders to help you on your journey to better wellbeing with a diet high in raw goodness.