Global Community Detox - Day 2 of the 3 Day Raw Food Cleanse
How’s it going?
As you will no doubt have realized by now, eating raw isn’t all about apples and carrots. It’s about feeding your body nutritious food that your cells can absorb easily to promote the healing process.
Most people do not realize how amazing raw food can be, but be prepared for a new world once you understand what it means to prepare, explore and eat raw.
Raw can be gourmet!
Here are some words of wisdom from Christine and her philosophy of raw food.
What is raw food?
Everyone knows it is healthy to eat fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables every day. A diet that includes whole, ripe, raw organic fruits and vegetables, sprouted nuts, seeds, and grains can greatly contribute to achieving optimum health.
Organically grown raw and living foods provide high-quality nutrition while naturally supporting both proper digestion and a well-functioning immune system. Eating these life-giving foods helps to alkalize the body, a key factor in building excellent health. When the body is in an alkaline state, it is better able both to absorb nutrients and to expel toxins more efficiently.
A standard diet like eating meats, breads, dairy products, processed/cooked foods, caffeine, and alcohol create an acidic state in the body, which contributes to a variety of health problems.
Another important key to excellent health is excellent digestion. The human body requires enzymes to digest food. Each whole, raw food contains naturally occurring enzymes designed to help break down that particular food.
Sprouted (germinated) nuts, seeds, and grains are living foods. When nuts, seeds, or grains are soaked, enzyme inhibitors are removed, and germination can occur. Germinated foods are easier to digest because the availability of enzymes is increased, enhancing the life force and vitality in the food, and making all of the nutrients readily available and easier to assimilate.
Whole raw foods are also rich in phytonutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants. Research suggests that phytonutrients may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and type II diabetes. Phytonutrients may also help slow the aging process and enhance eyesight and brain function.
Other important keys to health are pure water, sleep, rest, exercise, laughter, and love!
The philosophy of raw living lifestyle
It’s a holistic approach. It focuses on nourishing the body through healthy food as well as on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the whole person.
Care of the environment is a part of the raw food philosophy. Making sustainable choices and living in balance with the environment is important. Choosing seasonal and local foods is recommended. Raw food is not just about doing something for your self it is also about doing something for others. This means living in a conscious and caring way.
Exercising, resting, and having a positive attitude is important as is spiritual well being (that is an area that is self-defined; it depends on what works for you).
Raw foods are defined as organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, and sprouted seeds and grains that contain living enzymes.
Enzymes are present in all living things. Without enzymes, human life is not possible. They act as catalysts breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. They are crucial in digestion, elimination and in providing nutrients for the body. They do not exist in processed and cooked (over 115 degrees F. 46 degree C.) foods. This is because enzymes are very sensitive to heat. So the body has to work hard using its own enzymes in the digestive process. Raw foods on the other hand contain enzymes thus releasing the body from over-working, allowing it to rest, and thereby slowing down the aging process and time for self-healing.
Nutritionally speaking living foods are the richest sources of enzymes, oxygen, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fiber and contain the proper ratio of alkaline to acid minerals. An enzyme can be compared to a skilled worker who has been trained very well to perform a specific task. Without him all work stops.
Benefits of raw food
•You will feel physically lighter after and between meals
•You will enjoy the most delicious rich sweet hearty natural foods on the planet
•You will derive great pleasure from the way your body and complexion begin to look. You’ll simply look radiant when incorporating more living/raw foods!
•You will have greater mental clarity
•Your energy will sky rocket physically mentally and spiritually
•It has been known to be beneficial in diabetes either reducing or eliminating insulin!
•It has helped to clear up psoriasis and other skin disorders
Look for this symbol on our recipes in your copy of The Detox Journey to know it’s raw!
Be sure to check us out tomorrow for the importance of looking after our body’s largest organ, our SKIN, on your detox and a very special offer from Rituel’s d’ Orient in Barcelona to help you do so!
La Detox de la Comunidad Global- Día 2 de la limpieza de 3 días a base de alimentos crudos
Como ya te habías dado cuento ahora, comer crudo no significa comer solo manzanas y zanahorias. Se trata de alimentarte con comida nutritiva que tus células pueden absorber fácilmente para promover el proceso de sanación.
La mayoría de la gente no se dan cuenta de que los alimentos crudos pueden ser muy ricos. Prepárate para un nuevo mundo en cuanto entiendas lo que significa preparar, explorar y comer crudo.
¡Crudo puede ser gourmet!
¡Para más información sobre Christine y su cocina cruda, visita su página web!
¡Y busca este símbolo en nuestras recetas en tu copia de The Detox Journey para saber si la receta es cruda!