Let’s start by saying I’m not pushing a fully raw diet or even close. I’m not a vegan and that’s not what I’m about.To see a food list of what I eat click here. I’m simply talking about the benefits you can enjoy by boosting the amount of raw produce (fruit, vegetables, nuts , seeds) that you eat.
And the benefits are so worth it…
Main benefits of eating Raw Produce
1. It’s alive! (The science bit)
Raw produce retains all of its nutrients and natural enzymes. You know those things we all need to stay healthy and thriving. Cooking and heating over a certain temperature (40-48 degrees celsius) destroys many of them.
If you are eating raw your body is smugly lapping it up. It’s loving it. (A bit like the trees after it rains😁 ). It’s living it’s best life just because you have fed it what it desperately wants and needs.
2. You will look amazing
Eating raw will give you The Raw Look: a natural healthy beauty, glowing, radiant complexion, sparkling eyes that are full of life. I can recognise it a mile off in people. I met Kendrick, a tour guide, in Grenada. I could see he was a ‘healthy eater’. He recognised it in me too. Spooky. Here’s his photo, it’s not close enough to see his glow but it proves I didn’t make him up😂 Below is a clip from my journal about the day I met him. I knew right away that he was a ‘healthy eater’. The vitality of his being, the aliveness in his eyes. He told me he only ate natural foods and I replied me too. He said that he knew there was something about me. We talked about how we both held spiritual beliefs in nature. He believed that if you sit quietly in nature for long enough you can feel its power. I dont know what age he was but he told me he hadn’t been sick for 45 years!!!
This look is simply a reflection of your healthy insides. No amount of money can buy this look, no surgery or aesthetic injections. You have to do it the natural way by eating raw. It is Healthy Beauty from the inside out.
3. It makes you feel amazing
This goes back to the science bit. Your body has needs. Needs that are met by eating food that’s alive and it will thrive on this. Meaning not only will you be looking your best but you will also be feeling it.
I can’t tell you how amazingly wonderful this is…how amazing I feel!
My own personal experience is a distinct lack of dis-ease in my body:
- I used to suffer from bad colds, now nothing. Every now and again, maybe once per year I feel like I’m going to get one , then nothing comes of it. That’s been 7 years now. No flus either, not one!
- I get no headaches, ever!
- I haven’t been to the doctors at all. Except for women’s check ups
- I haven’t taken a paracetamol or the like in 7 years. I haven’t needed to.
- When I started my lifestyle reset I had acid reflux symptoms. They disappeared, overnight. That’s it. Full stop.
I can only conclude that I have a thriving and fully functional immune system. There is no doubt in my mind that this is largely due to the high raw element of my diet.
It’s not just that I’m lacking disease , I also just feel alive, brimming with energy and with a definate zest for life.
4. Helps maintain a healthy weight
Raw fruit and vegetables are very low in calories, raw nuts and seeds are very high in calories. Both will help with weight control!
Fruit and veg. Eaten raw are bulky, big and fibrous, meaning they fill you up big style. They are also very low in calories. This is a Win win situation if you are trying to loose or maintain your weight. If you are full then you’re not eating anything else and nobody likes to feel hungry.
As an extra benefit raw vegetables unlike cooked retain their natural sugars meaning some are really quite sweet such as carrots, mangetoute, red peppers . This helps curtail a sweet tooth or in a other words you don’t crave a sweet after your main course as much.
Nuts and seeds- the high levels of healthy fats in nuts and seeds makes them high in calories. But it also makes them incredibly satiating. They keep you feeling so satisfied and full for a long time which is excellent for weight control. With the right preparation these are life changers. They can be the difference between constant yo yo dieting and effortless weight control. The difference between healthy snacks and treats and absolute junk.
When you eat whole food, including raw produce, your body is nourished. It knows it has eaten and sends signals of satisfaction to your brain. This is the reverse of what happens when you eat junk. Your body doesn’t recognise this as food ( because it isn’t) and therefore demands more nourishment. This leads to a spiral of over eating.
5. It’s Fast
Just chop or peel and chop and your good. No slaving over hot stove, no waiting time no faffing around with sauces or mashers. Chuck on plate and eat. Yummy.
6. Produce tastes better raw
Im sorry (not sorry) but it does. It’s juicy , refreshing , full of water and flavour and well…life! That’s my only way to explain it. That’s my opinion, if you try it for all the great reasons above I’m confident your tastes will change and you will agree with me😁
Anyway, kids much prefer raw vegetables and that proves it. It’s probably the natural sugars in the veg. they enjoy but that’s besides the point.😂
Right well that’s my reasons for trying to persuade you over to the ways of the raw. I’m guessing your next question is how? How can I boost my raw produce? What are easy but scrummy ways to boost the raw produce in your diet.
That sounds like an excellent topic for my next blog post.
It’s not just food that nourishes me, to see the supporting healthy habits that enhance my lifestyle click here
If I can do it so can you!
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Full details coming soon but here’s an outline:
- An online 6 week live course
- The number 1 objective and committment of the course is to inspire healthy eating habits, but a total lifestyle reset is offered.
- Leading you step by step , day by day, through the reset and offering advice and support from myself.
- Personal guidance to help you negotiate any obstacles on your way to success.
- Active student forum for you to motivate each other, share ideas, problems and more.
- Helping you make good habits and break bad ones.
- Mindset reset
- Lifestyle reset
- Tastebuds reset
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