Raw Foods – The Secret to a Vibrantly Healthy Life

As a nation, we are making ourselves sick with food. When you enter a typical supermarket today, up to 90% of the food on the shelves is processed and by many standards doesn’t even qualify as food. There are ingredients that are not only unpronounceable but completely unrecognizable. There are additives, dyes, artificial sweeteners and chemicals. The average consumer doesn’t know where to turn or who to trust. We go by what tastes good not by what feels good. Many of us don’t even know what healthful food means anymore. We are headed in a dangerous direction.
Yet, there is a solution. A solution that is so easy, so basic, so obvious, most of us don’t even know it exists.
It is called raw foods.
Raw foods are, simply put, any food that is alive. They are not processed, they are not cooked, they do not come in the frozen food section or fried up in a pan. They aren’t found in cans or in a box up on a shelf. Living foods are whole, natural, living fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and seaweeds. If it has a label on it, then chances are it isn’t raw. And if it is, the label will tell proudly proclaim “RAW.”
Living foods can be heated up to temperatures ranging from 105-114 degrees, depending upon who you ask. They can be stored, refrigerated, or frozen. But they are not processed. The ingredients are not created in a lab. And they are always real food.
So what is the big deal? What does it matter?
It matters because what we put in our bodies is who we are. What we feed ourselves determines to a very large degree our health, our sickness, our energy, our clarity, our balance and even our moods. Food affects every aspect of our lives. We cannot live without it but we aren’t careful we won’t be able to live with it either.
If food, then, is so important then it is vitally important we choose our foods carefully. Raw foods are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and energy. Raw foods give our body what it needs to survive and thrive. Raw foods provide us with nutrients as nature intended.
To incorporate more living foods in your diet start by adding one or two more servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Have carrots with hummus, an apple with nut butter, a small salad with lunch or blended smoothie with fruits and veggies. Don’t worry about taking food out. Concentrate on adding healthful, living foods in. It’s a big journey that begins one bite at a time.

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