When you sit down with your family at dinner, you might think you are serving a delicious feast and making everyone happy, but you’re likely doing more harm than good. With more processed foods available in supermarkets than ever before, the line between what’s actually healthy and what’s not becomes harder to see. Whether you’re an avid health-conscious person to start with or not, of course you want to do right by your family and keep them as healthy as possible.
Processed foods are dangerous because of the additives included in them, which can literally compromise the body’s structure, causing irreparable harm. Raw foods are fresh and completely safe, without any added chemicals or by-products and that includes everything from butylated hydroxytoluene to butylayed hydroxyanisole. Sounds lovely, right? You can pretty much go by the basic rule that any foods containing ingredients you are unable to pronounce are not good for your body.
With a raw food diet, you stick to an unprocessed, whole plant-based diet, eating only raw, uncooked food. Fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, seaweed and organic foods can all be included in your diet. The raw food diet offers some significant benefits. Not only will you notice significant weight loss, but also find more ease in maintaining your weight, rather than putting the weight back, as is the case with most diets.
You will also notice that you have more energy, feel more awake and happy, improved skin and digestion and experience less stress and mood fluctuation. Increasing your consumption of raw foods also lessens your risk of developing heart and cardiovascular diseases. All the more reason to opt for fresh green beans and broccoli next dinnertime, in place of French fries and fish sticks.
Don’t call the raw food diet a diet, because it’s actually not at all. This is a revolution, a returning to the healthy, wholesome foods your body needs to strive. This is a step in the right direction toward achieving a major life change for the better. Unlike a regular diet which is dangerous and should not be kept up for the long-term, you are only going to continue getting healthier and happier by consuming raw foods. What you eat is what you get; no additives, no added ingredients with eighteen consonants that sound more like something you’d find in your car’s transmission fluid. Even if you only take a small step by adding in raw food as sides of your family meals, rather than going on a full-on raw food diet, you are taking a step in the right direction and that’s what matters.