Top Benefits of Eating a Raw Food Diet

List: Posted: 08/03/11

For several years now, the raw food diet has become increasingly popular to improve health and increase weight loss.  More vegan restaurants and vegetarian restaurants are catering to those skipping preservatives and baked foods.  You yourself can join in this trend and reduce your own health ailments by skipping fast food joints and focusing on finding foods you love in their raw form.

 

Nutrients

 

Many believe that the raw food diet is able to help the body repair more quickly and provide better overall health.  The reason that people eat raw food is because cooking can often leach out many of the nutrients found in them.  The vitamins in raw food are meant to combat diseases and illnesses, but when cooked, the 'healthy' foods are voided of their benefits.

 

Reducing Illness

 

You can lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease by eating fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains.  These foods can help to reverse irritable bowel syndrome, and can even be great for your skin by reducing acne.  Cancer risks drop and you will have better stamina.  The immune system can also benefit from a raw food diet by strengthening and preventing colds and illnesses.

 

One of the best things that this type of diet can do for you is help with weight loss.  When you eat raw foods and combine it with exercise, you will find that weight loss is much easier.  Other benefits include reduction in dandruff, reduction in depression, elasticity of skin, and healthier hair and nails.

 

Pace Yourself

 

When you are starting the raw food diet, you will want to start slowly so that you will be able to let your body adjust to the new food.  Don't cut out cooked foods immediately, but allow your taste buds and body to adjust. 

Eating a raw food diet is also bio-friendly.  You don’t have to worry about chemicals in the food and when you shop locally, and doing so helps the local economy and farmers.

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