Raw food diet is the best choice to stay healthy while you are on a diet. This method teaches us to consume uncooked food as the most healthful food believed by some alternative medicine practitioners. But it doesn’t mean all food is eaten raw. You are allowed to heat some as long as you keep the temperature below 104 to 188 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Foods to eat on raw food diet
People who are on a diet consume raw food in different ways. However, raw food is mostly consumed by vegan. Some of them will consume raw animal products like sashimi, ceviche (raw fish), or carpaccio (raw meat), while the others will combine raw food and cooked food to have different taste and convenience. But you must remember, if you are going to combine raw food and cooked food, please make sure that raw food portion consumed is at 70 percent or more. Apple, avocado, mango, lime, raisins, raspberry, and strawberry are some of fruits you can eat on this diet method. Meanwhile for vegetables, you have some namely celery, ginger, zucchini, spinach, and tomato. Do not forget to drink water, vegetable or fruit juice, young coconut water, and herbal tea (you must heat it less than 118 degrees Fahrenheit). Other food lists allowed to consume can be searched through internet.
- Advantages of going on raw food diet
Raw food as the most healthful food for people gives several advantages, especially to treat lack of nutrients. By consuming raw food your energy will increase, you will get clearer skin, you are able to lose weight, and you avoid the risk of disease. It is because raw food contains low trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. Meanwhile, raw food diet has high potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber, vitamin A, and antioxidants content which are good to reduce risk of severe diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
- Suggestion to go on raw food diet
You can start this diet by taking 50 percent raw. Just do it slowly. Ignore thoughts that you have to gain 100 percent raw. With 50 percent you’ve just taken, you can combine it and balance it with your lifestyle. Finding recipes and making meal plans are two most important things in this diet. You cannot do this diet without considering proper recipes and meal plans. As a beginner, this diet program could be really difficult but do not let yourself become hungry. If you are bored consuming or eating just raw food, maybe you can try to combine raw and cooked food.