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How to Lose Weight and Improve Your Health by Eating Raw Foods

Aug 22, 2008
Just a few decades ago, our ancestors have survived and even thrived on a diet of raw foods, mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted seeds and grains, dried fruit and juices, rolled or flaked grains, with a few herbs and spices.

When times were good, animals and fish provided meat but the average adult diet consisted primarily of fruits and vegetables. The women were lean, the men were muscular, and everyone spent hours each day walking, running, and exerting themselves physically in a variety of daily activities.

Everything rocked along rather well until somewhere, someone discovered fire, and thus we began the long downward spiral that ultimately led us to today's 'processed foods'.

In just three generations, we have taken a relatively healthy diet and while trying to make it more appealing, we've gotten off course, far far off.

Nowadays, highly processed foods are more attractive and looks more appetizing, making it more marketable. Aside from making it look so appetizing, we've added numerous chemicals to increase its shelf life, pushing preservation to the very edge.

The distressing news is that these overly processed foods have no real nutritional value anymore, and fiber has been all but forgotten.

French fries and ketchup are the two most commonly consumed vegetables at a time when we also find ourselves plagued with arthritis, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and cancer.

Add high levels of stress, sedentary jobs, poor air and water quality and it's no wonder we're a more obese, malnourished, infertile yet angry and violent society today.

Is it plausible that as simple as raw food can solve so many of our social issues?

Well, take a moment to consider a few things; the recommended daily servings are two to three fruits and three to five vegetables.

People often interpret it as five servings of fruit and vegetables when the ideal should be a maximum of eight servings.

That means a daily consumption of eight servings of nutritionally dense foods that are intended to satisfy you so you will feel full and eat less.

Naturally, weight loss will happen when you change your focus from processed foods to fresh fruits and vegetables.

When focusing on raw foods, calorie and carbohydrate intake are significantly reduced, thus avoiding overeating. An added benefit to the high water and fiber content of raw foods is the immediate feeling of fullness, a healthier digestive system, and a detoxified body with increased anti-aging properties.

This shift towards raw food should be done gradually, as a drastic shift can shock your body. You should slowly increase your intake of raw food over several days while at the same time decreasing your intake of processed foods.

You will find yourself spending less time in the kitchen preparing foods and more time enjoying them.

However, you may also find yourself spending more time in the produce section of the supermarket since raw foods do not have vast quantities of chemicals, hence you should only buy items that you expect to consume over a short period of time to control freshness.

A lot of meal plans intended to contain raw foods in your daily life can be found online, and when integrated with the health improving elements of Weight Loss Breeze, you can be assured of a healthier, slimmer and revitalized YOU!
About the Author
Christian Goodman is a well known natural health researcher and the creator of the Natural Health Blog. His newest program is the Weight Loss Breeze program, which is one of the best weight loss program in the market.
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