Nature constantly seeks a balance. We see this everywhere throughout the natural world, and it is a known principle that helps us to feel calm and at ease when we are outdoors.
Just as we can find harmony in the natural world around us, our bodies find harmony as we live our lives as much in step with the natural world as we can.
One way of doing this is through our food choices. Natural, whole food comes in the form closest to what nature provides. On the raw food diet, these foods include anything that grows from a plant - fruit, vegetables, sproutable grains and
legumes, nuts, seeds, and raw fats (such as coconut oil and cold-pressed sesame oil), and sweeteners (such as coconut sugar).
This doesn’t mean that it undergoes no processing. “Processed” food is not bad - what we are looking for in a raw food diet is “minimally processed” foods. It’s okay to grind, dehydrate, soak, or ferment foods. What we want to avoid is too much heat, chemical treatment, and additives beyond flavorings. We stay away from ingredients such as emulsifiers and common preservatives.
The benefit of the raw food diet is that it is simple, and fresh. The body loves fats that have not been heated, loves high-fiber foods, and foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Raw, vegan foods provide these beneficial properties.
The raw food diet is not about perfection, and there are benfits to cooked foods. If you buy some bananas that aren’t organic, do not worry too much. The idea is to create new trends in your life - to create new habits, to lean toward eating more fruit and vegetables and more foods in their raw form.
Raw desserts are one way to incorporate whole, raw, and living foods into your life. Raw desserts allow us to have fun and enjoy something tasty while knowing that the foods will help our bodies find balance and improve the overall function of the body. They also make you happy. It's easy to love a beautiful dessert that is kind to the body, mind and planet!
Raw Food - Impact on the Body - Foreo.com
5 Reasons To Choose The Raw Food Diet - LiveFood.eu