The Amazing Benefits of Eating Raw Food

I love raw food and I have been eating a predominantly raw diet for the past several years. Raw food is fresh, unprocessed food that has not been heated beyond 115 degrees. It consists of fresh leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, sea vegetables, sprouted seeds, nuts, eggs, meat and dairy products. I personally do not eat raw meat or dairy products.

Raw food contains micronutrients like phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, essential fatty acids and fiber. Since it's uncooked, all the nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in the food are preserved. All these are required to enable the body to function at an optimal level. Raw food enhances the immune system, aids in weight loss, increases energy, improves memory, detoxification, digestion and elimination.
Eating food that consists predominantly of raw vegetables, greens, fruit, nuts, seeds and some cooked/steamed food is the best way to provide optimal nourishment for your body. This helps decrease the risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke etc.

These are the amazing benefits of eating raw food on a daily basis:

Weight loss: Fresh greens and vegetables are very low in calories so it's possible to lose weight when incorporating fresh produce in your diet.

Immune system enhancement: Enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids essential fatty acids present in vegetables, greens, fruits enable the body to prevent and fight diseases.

Detoxification: Raw fresh living vegetables and fruit enhance the detoxification of toxins from the body.

Anti-inflammation: There are an abundant amount of antioxidants in raw fruits and vegetables that destroy free radicals which lead to inflammation in the body.

Anti-microbial function: Raw food such as raw coconut meat and garlic have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Alkalinity: Most raw fruits and vegetables are alkaline in nature while animal products such as meat and eggs become acidic when metabolized. The alkalinity from the fruits and vegetables helps to aid the body in maintaining a healthy acid alkaline balance.

Improved digestion and elimination: Raw fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water and fiber. This enhances elimination of toxic substances in the form of waste.

Mental clarity and memory improvement: Intuition becomes sharper and memory is improved with the raw diet because a high level of antioxidants, enzymes and nutrients are ingested daily.

Increased Energy and Vitality: A high amount of enzymes and nutrients are made available to the body through raw food which helps to increase energy in the body and allow the body to heal.

Better Sleep: Raw food contains unaltered proteins that enhance sleep and mood.The protein is broken down into amino acids which form neurotransmitters that are used in the brain to that help to regulate mood and promote sleep.

These are just some of the benefits you would experience on a diet that contains predominantly raw food. The wonderful thing about it is that you'll be able to achieve your goal of optimal health while eating the most delicious, freshest food on the planet.

About the Author

Dr. Amaka Nwozo is the founder of Raw Living Wellness and eMarketing Strategies Now. She is a dentist, author, wellness and digital marketing specialist. She is the author of Amazing and Raw, Raw Anticancer, Heal Autism Right Now and Social Media Marketing Nuggets. Download Amazing and Raw for free at

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