Well, we certainly won't be the first family to go raw! With all the benefits of living a raw food lifestyle its surprising that more families aren't jumping on the wagon. Some people may think this transition toward raw foods may seem a tad extreme, on the other hand, after living a raw food lifestyle for the past month I would say the opposite! Raw living is simplicity at its best!
What does it mean when I say we are going raw? A raw foodist is a person who eats 75-100% whole food (fresh organic fruits, vegetables, sprouts, soaked nuts, seeds and grains, sea vegetables and other natural foods which are unprocessed) that has not been heated to a temperature greater than 104 degrees. Therefore, they are consuming heaps of vitamins, minerals and enzymes (which aid in digestion and absorption) in the food they eat.
Our body loves food that is alive! When we eat food that has been cooked and is dead or toxic, our body has to work unnecessarily hard to digest the food. This may be why we feel tired and even exhausted after eating a cooked overly processed meal. The nutrients and enzymes needed to digest dead food is stolen from our body. This process is a massive waste of energy! This energy could be used to heal and repair our body systems, increase alertness, efficiency and productivity, as well as lengthen our lifespan and enhance our quality of life! I most definitely enjoy the new found energy and clarity I am experiencing without taking any supplements!
The truth is that we have been slowly preparing for this transition for years! I am so blessed to have a family that appreciates every step we take toward living a healthier lifestyle. And now, this raw food adventure is already more than amazing! We are having tons of fun getting creative with recipes and preparing healthy food together! I can speak for my family when I say we are absolutely thrilled to share this adventure with you! Our hope is that we may have even the slightest influence on people and other families who desire a healthier lifestyle! Together we can create a healthier world!http://www.living-foods.com/faq.html http://www.health101.org/art_raw_foods.htm