Eat To Live, Live To Eat
Adventures In Raw Food
Maximize Your Health With Raw Foods
Dear Healthy Heart Plus Family,
And GOD said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food."
Initially, most people are turned off by the idea of a raw food lifestyle; however, eating raw is anything but boring. Cooking food often deteriorates the nutritional value of food, by leading to a loss of vital nutrients and enzymes. Heat tends to change the very composition of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Also the cooking tends to interfere with the bioelectrical energy, necessary for sustaining life. Eating raw food goes a long way in cleansing your bloodstream and eliminating the waste products that are responsible for the formation of toxins in the body. So, incorporate raw food in your daily meals and improve your health fitness.
Begin Your Journey Into Raw
Going in for raw food serves as the perfect health improving remedy. A person tends to feel more energized after having consumed raw food and organic food also aids in helping you lose weight faster. Raw food gets easily absorbed in the body, thus helps in ensuring smooth bowel movements. Raw food ensures that the nutritional value of the food remains enzymatically and nutritionally intact.
For food to be considered raw or living, it must never be exposed to temperatures over 118 degrees because, its enzymes, vitamins, and minerals are either killed or greatly altered leaving the food depleted of its natural healing life force.
Benefits Of Walking On The Raw Side
-Weight loss. When your body is infused with thousands of unaltered digestive enzymes, it can process healthy fats like nuts, olive oil and avocados in their raw forms without any weight gain.
-More energy and enthusiasm. Eating a highly raw food diet leaves you feeling light, energized and clean because it is life generating not life depleting. This means finally having more time and energy to spend on the things you love to do in life.
-Heal your body. The standard American diet is an acid forming one that can lead to acute or chronic disease. Eating a raw food diet, on the other hand, which is an alkaline diet, creates health in the body. You are going to experience greater levels of wellness and be less dependent on medications and fears relating to illness.
- Anti Aging. Raw plant foods are deeply hydrating and offers optimum oxygenation to the cells, literally infusing them with oxygen.
- More freedom. A raw lifestyle means less food prep time, no more greasy pots and pans, and energy savings.
-Raw Food can Prevent Illness
Cooking largely deplete nutrients and create free radicals. Free radicals cause diseases. Eating a healthy diet of raw foods and juices can reverse or stop the onslaught of chronic diseases like heart problems and cancer. So you can say your good-byes to the common cough, cold and flu that you might suffer from when the seasons change. You will also see a remarkable improvement if you suffer from heartburn, gas, indigestion or constipation.
-Raw Food makes you Spend Less, Save More
Now that you are eating more raw foods and juices; you'll need less pots, pans, woks, etc. You will use less gas and electricity while preparing food.
Click Here for a Delicious "RAWCIPE"
Mini Tropical Tacos w/Mango Kiwi Salsa
Makes about 20 mini "tacos" Shell
1 C butternut squash, cubed
1/2 C fresh Thai coconut
1/2 C dried coconut shreds
2 green onions, white and greens separated
1/2 C almond pulp/meal
1/3 C coconut water/milk
3 T. flax seed, ground fine
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Mango Kiwi Salsa Ingredients:
2 mangoes, peeled and cubed
2 kiwi, peeled and cubed
2 tomatoes, seeds and juice removed
1/2 red or orange bell pepper
1/2 C cilantro
juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. celery seeds
To make taco shells, place all of the ingredients, except the onion greens in a VitaMix or high-powered blender and process until smooth and fluid (you will need to use a temper or spoon to push the ingredients down into the blades periodically. Add the greens and blend for about 8-10 seconds more. Scoop out in 2 T. spoonfuls onto Teflex sheets and spread with back of spoon or knife until they are about 1/4" thick. I shape mine into rough ovals. They will curl up a bit naturally as they dry. Dehydrated at 115 degrees for 4 hours, flip onto mesh dehydrator screen, and continue drying for an additional 12 hours. Store in a zip lock or air-tight container.
To make the salsa, place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse chop until everything is chopped fine and well combined.
Raw green vegetables actually serve as the basis of nearly all life on this planet. It might sound far-fetch-fetched, but all species on the planet either consume grren vegetables or consume an animal whose diet is primarily green vegetables and fruit.