Why Raw Food?
Purify your Body
Raw food helps purify and detoxify our body. There are endless amounts of vegetables and fruits on our planet that contain high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and other nutrients in which will help shock our bodies system when we switch to a vegan diet. With the correct intake of fruits and vegetables (>10 servings per day), low to no intake of grasses (oats and grains), and at least 3/4 oz.of water per pound of body-weight we get the MINIMAL amount of micronutrients. Most diseases (cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, etc.) are preventable at this minimal intake. By the way, I do not subscribe to the food pyramid or the RDA (recommended daily allowance) that is prescribed to prevent most diseases. Yes, Beri Beri (vitamin C-deficiency), scurvy (vitamin B deficiency) and rickets (vitamin D deficiency) may be rare since the 1600’s, but there are many diseases that westernized countries face now that are very devastating. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, degenerative brain diseases, and muscle & joint diseases can essentially be eliminated through the aforementioned recommendations. However, the average intake of fruits and vegetables is about 3 servings or less per day, and a much higher intake of grasses and dairy. There is a whole next level of nutrition and quality of life assuming we’re hitting our minimums of fruits, vegetables and water.
PRACTICAL APPROACH TO BEING PLANT-BASED
A plant-based diet can be one of the healthiest ways to live. Plant-based diets should contain plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable. Because vegan diets often rely heavily on these staples, they tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber.
When transitioning to a more vegetarian or plant-based diet start with making your veggies / salad a main versus a side. Slowly transition your meat dishes to be looked at as a side versus centering the rest of your vegetables around it.
Zucchini Pasta and Marinara Red Sauce Recipe
Zucchini / Carrots / Beets / Sweet Potatoes / Butternut Squash Noodles
All you need is a spiralizer and will expand your raw food world. Optionally you can peel the vegetable and the spiralizer will turn then into noodles. Or you can use a mandoline slicer to make lasagna noodles.
Just another girl who is trying to inspire others. Passionate about health and fitness. And a love of coffee and peanut butter.