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I don’t necessarily mean you have to go raw vegan like I was a couple of years ago. Just add a few more raw foods into your diet. Some experts say that at least half of your diet should be eaten raw. Some favorite raw foods you will already be quite familiar with include fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh salads, fresh salsa, guacamole, raw nuts and seeds, fresh juices, smoothies, kale chips and energy bites. By increasing the amount of raw foods in your diet you are increasing the amount of nutrients you get from these foods as many nutrients are destroyed by cooking. Not only nutrients are destroyed by cooking but also vital enzymes that are needed for certain reactions in your body. And finally by eating fresh raw foods you are getting the benefit of their bio-photons or energy units of light which are emitted by all living things. One theory holds that these bio-photons can be assimilated into our cells and the more bio-photons a cell has, the healthier the cell.
If you have a sweet tooth and you want to give raw foods a try, check out the gorgeous recipes by Victoria BC based chef, Heather Pace on her website Sweetly Raw.
Cut out the carbs and make it a salad. You can turn almost any meal into a salad by putting it on a bed of greens. Cut the carbs and add the veggies by using a lettuce leaf for your burger bun. Make your sandwich a wrap by cutting out the bread and wrapping it in a romaine leaf. Have your morning eggs on a bed of greens.