With the concept of organic products becoming popular over the course of the last several years, it is no surprise that the benefits of organic foods has been put into question. One of the new things that have popped up is a raw food diet.
What is a Raw Food Diet?
A raw food diet is about eating unprocessed and/or uncooked foods in order to obtain all the nutrients in them without getting the harmful additives. These raw foods are easier for humans to digest and also boast a lot of health and skin benefits. There is a misconception that a raw food diet consists of eating ONLY raw foods and nothing else. In reality, there is a lot of variations of the raw food diet, which consists of at least eating a certain portion of raw fruits and vegetables every day.
What are the benefits of a Raw Food Diet?
The concept of the raw food diet has been around for a while, and since then there has been a lot of research done on the benefits of implementing that diet in your everyday lifestyle. Some of these benefits are that it:
- Improves digestion – our bodies are made to digest raw food, and will have trouble digesting processed foods due to the additives in them.
- Improves the health of the heart.
- Helps with optimal liver function.
- Prevents any nutrient deficiencies.
- Keeps body maintained at a healthy weight.
- Gives you more energy – can also reduce the need for caffeine in the body.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Helps with fatigue.
Other unexpected benefits are also:
Finding New Places to Eat
It can sometimes be a challenge to go out when being on a raw food diet because there might not be that many satisfying options. This would mean going taking the time to explore new restaurants that employ creative recipes that implement raw foods.
Changes your taste buds
Going on a raw food diet can change your taste buds to stop craving sugary foods and go for more cleaner and savoury foods.
Enhanced awareness of diet and nutrition
By going on a raw food diet, you must research a lot of what consists of a raw meal and learn about food intolerances (gluten, eggs, dairy etc.). You will learn a lot about food, nutrition, and health.
A raw food diet can be implemented into your daily lifestyle and has been said that you will see the positive effects of it within the first week!