Many people are taking to raw food diet day by day. This is because people are gradually coming to know about the harm that rich, cooked foods and processed foods can do to our bodies. When you are on raw food diet you are not allowed to eat foods which have been heated more than 115 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, in this diet you are permitted to consume foods in their absolute raw state, absolutely uncooked and unprocessed.
Food habits of ancient people:
During ancient times before fire was discovered men and women lived on raw foods. The discovery of fire was a milestone in the lives of people due to several reasons. Ancient men and women learnt that if they cooked the foods that they ate they would become tastier.
But raw foods have certain advantages over cooked food. Raw foods retain vitamins and minerals which are destroyed once foods are cooked or processed. We often feel hungry after eating because the food nutrients have been killed while cooking the foods.
Advantages of consuming raw diet:
Raw food diet is associated with the following advantages:
• Meets our hunger to the fullest
• Gives us a lot of energy
• Improves digestion
• Brings about weight loss
• Makes the skin glow and appear fresh
• Helps in detoxification of the body by eliminating the toxins from our bodies.
• Provides anti oxidants which destroys the free radicals
• Protects us against a multitude of diseases.
• Increases our natural immunity
If you want to shift to raw diet, you will get plenty of options. You have to consume a balanced meal consisting of the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The fats that are included in raw foods are all good fats. They do not harm our bodies.
Raw foods will keep your stomach full and you will not experience hunger like you used to. Your energy levels will be high. Therefore, you will be able to accomplish whatever you are aiming at.
Exercise and raw diet:
It is important to combine light exercise with your raw food diet if you want to lose weight really fast. You will indeed be surprised how fast you are losing the extra weight that you have. This is the key to look beautiful and feel great.
If you make an attempt to walk 10,000 steps in a day, you will lose weight really fast. Do this gradually by starting off with 500 more steps per day. Normally human beings take 1000 – 3000 steps in a day. Increasing 500 steps will not make much of a difference. But it will surely contribute to your weight loss. Go on increasing this till you can walk 10,000 steps a day. Since you are on a non toxic raw diet you will have plenty of energy to walk as much as you want to.
Count your steps with a pedometer:
Fix a pedometer to your body if you want to count the number of steps you have taken throughout the day.