The Raw Food Diet
We all look for perfection. We don't search only for the perfect body and a spotless skin, but also for a healthy way to get all of this. Every woman wants to forget about pills, depression or stress and start enjoying life, and especially lose weight. One way to do it is the raw food diet. This is not something new, it's not scientific, it's a way of life based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains and seaweed.
The idea of raw food diets has first been introduced in 1863, in a period when people didn't pay too much attention to nutrition and the effect of food on people's health. Nowadays, hundreds of specialists around the world have improved the image of the raw food diet.
Proponents of the raw food diet believe it has numerous health benefits: increased energy, better digestion, weight loss, improved skin appearance, reduced risk of heart disease.
The list may continue with insomnia, depression, bipolar disorder and serious diseases like cancer, leukemia or diabetes.
But one very obvious improvement of the this diet is in the digestive system, due to the fact that raw food digests extremely well.
How to start?What can I eat? What should I buy? These are two of the questions that pop up to my mind when starting a raw food diet. There are 3 important steps to follow in order to make the transition to raw food easy.
But, the main question would be : Why do I want to start eating raw? Before any practical step, you have to find your motivation, whether is weight loss, detox or health.
Easy recipes for an easy startThe ways to prepare raw food diet are juicing vegetables, blending fruits, sprouting seeds, germinating nuts, dehydrating and fermentation. To help you start, I'll give you a few easy recipes.
Breakfast: Oat meal
Ingredients: 2 apples, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon golden flax seed, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, pure water.
Directions: Put the flax seeds in pure water and let sit overnight. Peel the apples and the banana. Rinse the flax seeds. Put all ingredients in a blender and add ¼ cup of water. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Lunch: Broccoli salad
Ingredients: 2 cups broccoli cut in pieces, 1 apple cubed, 4 stacks celery, sliced, 1 cup grapes, 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked, ¼ cup olive oil, ½ tsp salt, ½ pepper.
Directions: add in all ingredients in a bowl. Mix the olive oil, salt and pepper with a fork and stir.
Dinner: Pasta salad with vegetables
Ingredients: 1 cups of chopped assorted cold veggies (you can replace them by peas and carrots); 100 short pasta; 100 gr. sweet corn; ½ squeezed lemon juice; 1 green onion; 1 teaspoon olive oil/sunflower.
Directions: Boil the pasta. Toss pasta and vegetables in a large bowl, along with the drained corn and chopped onion. Add lemon juice and olive oil.
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