Virtually all plant-based diets are comprised of at least 75% of raw foods because cooking processes remove the highly beneficial enzymes in raw food. The raw diet seeks to exploit the benefits of consuming raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted seeds, herbs and spices and high-quality fish and poultry. The naturally existing enzymes in raw food are known to provide energy and sustain life. Hence, eating a balanced serving of raw foods delight your taste buds while doubling or tripling the benefits enjoyed from cooked foods.
Preparing a Meal Plan
A raw food diet should plan a careful selection of fresh edibles that make satisfying breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
Raw breakfasts could be a choice among chopped selection of fruits, sprout bread, protein cereals or a homemade herb-spice mix.
Lunch and Dinner
A satisfying lunch should be a vegetable salad, a blender smoothie of select fruits and vegetables, fresh lettuce or Romaine with low-fat dressing or a nut-milk shake. Dinner suggestions include fruit and nut salad, veggie-fruit salad combo, carrot raisin salad, freshly blended vegetable or vegetable-fruit combo juice.
Fresh or dried fruits, nuts, a light veggie, fruit or veggie-fruit smoothie are your common options for snacks. Be creative in your food selection to enjoy limitless food combos.
The raw diet is known for its detox benefits such as better circulation and reduced risks of developing cancer or life-threatening diseases. It brings about a combination of physical, spiritual, ethical and natural benefits, which are similar to those observed in the principles of vegan diets.
Make sure that your meal plan gives your body its needed amount of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals. Explore more food selections, try out new recipes, and give your body proper nourishment.
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About this Author
Michelle Nesbit started her writing career in 1999, when she wrote "The Title Searcher's Handbook." Nesbit has written for The Chattanoogan, Healthmad and several clients who secure her services as a ghostwriter. Nesbit's background includes licenses in Insurance, certification as a Rescue and Technical Scuba Diver, Underwater Photographer, and a clinical hypnotherapist. Nesbit is currently completing studies as a clinical nutritionist.