Raw Food

Raw foods are spiralling in popularity these days. It’s an amazing option to be a part of your diet if you are really on wellness challenge. “Should I give a try” is what will be going on in your mind? Yes, of course, it has a plethora of benefits and supplies with numerous nutrients that are needed for your health. It is extremely healthy and has potential benefits even on bone health. There is a myth among individuals who are a strong adherent to raw food that cooking makes food toxic. They even say raw food paves the way to clear allergies, headaches, improve diabetes, and arthritis. They even act as a great immunity booster. Here’s a rundown of benefits so, check how you can get benefited from eating a raw food diet.

Healthiest life from the healthiest diet:

If you have more space to add raw foods to your plate then get it filled in the forms of veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds. Say a big no to your canned foods, high sodium-rich foods, preservatives, unhealthy additives and added sugars. Raw foods are less in calories and more in fibres. As it is loaded with full fibres, it keeps you fuller for a longer period of time making you not to munch on junk diets. If you are already obese and planning to lose weight, then book an appointment to talk to your nutritionist. He may suggest you with weight loss medication and a diet plan. Place an order of your prescription medicines at any online drugstore.

Some of the benefits of eating raw foods include:

  • Lowers the risk for cardiovascular diseases
  • Boosts immunity
  • Increase liver function
  • Prevents cancer- Heating the veggies at higher temperature produces carcinogen which is one known cause for cancer. So, including raw foods helps to fight against the disease and allows keeping you healthy.
  • A great energy booster
  • Treats constipation
  • Gives a flawless skin
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps to maintain body weight
  • Reduces diabetes risk
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Have anti-ageing properties
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Maintains pH levels of the body naturally
  • Heating foods destroy their enzymes and nutrients. Adding raw food to your diet helps you to ward off chronic diseases
  • As they are loaded with natural sugars, it makes you crave less for artificial sweeteners.

Disadvantages of cooking food:

During our cooking process, most of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes which are needed for the body are lost, making our health invite a host of diseases. It steals away all the nutrients required for our body. Meats which are overly cooked, processed foods, and packaged foods can cause many diseases like degenerative disease, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases to name a few.

If you are planning to try a raw food diet, then go for organic staples or buy locally grown vegetables and fruits.  As otherwise, toxins, hormones, fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification are overloaded on plants which are not eliminated from the staples before it arrives your kitchen table and hence these contribute more health concerns.  Furthermore, wash your vegetables and fruits thoroughly in running water before you place it on your plate.

Hit your lifestyle for the raw food revolution and obtain its amazing health benefits. Raw food provides positive energy to your body. So try to heal your body with a raw food diet as much as you can. If you are having thyroid, diabetes or any other health issues, contact your health care provider or nutritionist before you follow a raw food diet, as certain foods can hinder your medicine.

By Lakshmi Krishnanunni

Lakshmi Krishnanunni: She holds M.Sc., M.Phil in Biochemistry and has strong proficiency in the areas of Immunology, Biomolecules, Cell biology, and Molecular biology to name a few. She has more than 10 years of Research experience in the field of medicinal plants research and Nanotechnology. Her expertise in research has greatly assisted in writing medical, health and research articles. As a writer, she aims to provide research-based information to the readers in more detail. In her spare time, she loves cooking and experiments with various cuisines, painting, travelling, listening to music and gardening.