RAW FOOD DIET GUIDE
An initial 14 day raw food cleanse started our path of vitality, it gave us a massive boost of new found energy and strengthened our immune systems, which has been obvious through avoiding the common cold, the flu and gaining a decent surge of everyday energy and joy for life. It also changed our sense of taste and general meal habits, to the point of craving big salads for dinner, for the pure enjoyment of them, not because a salad aligns with a concept of what a healthy meal might be!
Plant-based raw food has live enzymes which help digest your food, which in turn gives you extra energy, compared to cooked food, which needs the pancreas to create enzymes in order to digest it. Raw food is also high in fibre, which means it will get your bowel moving! What goes in needs to come out, if eating non-fibrous food (cooked food, processed food, meat, dairy), without a balance of raw food, there will eventually be a build up in your colon of food not being excreted, stagnant anything leads to a toxic environment.
The conventional Western diet has accumulated more acidic and processed foods in every day life, than our bodies can handle, there is an over consumption of non-fibrous foods like meat, dairy, and white flours, which do not appear to be balanced adequately with enough of the good fibrous foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Fibre is es- sential to help push out stagnant food which can build up and become toxic in our body.
Our immune systems are already under strain by breathing air and drinking water laced with pollutants, so eating conventional foods ruled by pesticides and herbicides mean we are constantly trying to fight off toxins, which are poisonous elements burdening our immune systems.
Going on a cleanse is to humans what a spring clean is to a home, and a service to a car – it’s maintenance. You help your body clear out con- gested toxins by giving the digestive system a break.
The main downfall for health is stress, this can be physical (chemical ridden food, polluted air, polluted water, lack of sleep, alcohol, drugs) or emotional (worry, overthinking, negative thoughts) – all of these factors weaken our immune system and if they are not balanced by elements that strengthen our immune system, we see dis-ease unfold. So cleansing is not only a way of re-energising our systems, it is also a measure to help prevent disease.
If you feel like a change, try our raw food diet, and long list of raw food diet recipes! Raw food may not be a lifestyle choice, but for 14 days it can change your world, by eliminating food addictions (conscious and subconscious addictions), it will alter your food preparation as well as eating habits, it will allow you the space and time to become conscious of what you are consuming, and the effect that food is having to your system! Try it to believe it!