There are many reasons why people choose a raw food diet over traditional dieting methods. A major reason many people chose a raw food diet is the ease in which one can lose weight with it. Another reason is that it is a way to eat very healthily and this translates, not only in weight maintenance, but also into marked changes in complexion, a younger feeling, and an increase in energy.
Raw food diets have also been attributed to healing and helping a large variety of severe and minor illnesses. We have already seen that many people use raw food diets because of the weight loss benefits that in fact can happen rather rapidly. That’s right! Raw food diets can help over-weight people shed pounds in a relatively short period of time and help those individuals maintain a stable and healthy weight.
Another benefit of raw food diets is that they have the ability to control blood pressure. The right kind of raw food diet will raise the blood pressure or lower it without the aid of blood pressure medications therefore balancing blood level pressures in a natural way.
Related to an increase in energy is the fact that raw food diets can be effective in eliminating chronic fatigue and sleep disorders. Many sleep disorders are a result of the foods we eat in the sense that many cooked foods we eat possess additives that can actually over stimulate the body. Fast foods are an excellent example of this fact. Many ingredients in many fast foods can either cause us to feel tired all the time or excessively hyper, depending on the food and our physiological constitution. Raw food diets help our bodies to achieve balance.
For those of us who have problems with anxiety, depression and/or mood swings raw food diets can help us stabilize these psychological issues. Again, many of the foods the average person eats today are loaded with preservatives and chemicals that have an adverse affect on our bodies. Many canned goods and processed meats, for example, have preservatives in them to prevent spoilage. There is tremendous scientific research available that indicates the chemicals and preservatives used in foods can affect our moods and even our thought processes.
As we have seen there are many advantages to improving our lives with a raw food diet. And this is exactly what happens when we do eat raw foods. Our body’s performance improves which in turn improves our lives. But there are still yet other reasons for us to eat raw.
Many people don’t just eat raw foods for dietary or health reasons. The truth of the matter is that some people just purely enjoy the taste of fresh uncooked foods. We all can probably relate to this when we think about the sweet juicy taste of a fresh peach or the delicate buttery taste of white tuna sashimi. This is not to say that all uncooked foods taste like a peach or raw fish, because they don’t. We all know that. The point is that eating uncooked foods provides us with the natural taste of the food we are eating. For some taste buds this can be very exciting, especially for those people that value the natural flavor of the bounty that life gives us. There is something to be said for the delectable pleasures of natural eating.
When you switch your dieting to raw foods your life will change and this change will be happen very quickly. It won’t take months or even years. Almost immediately you will notice changes in your body, mind, and soul. Moreover, not only will you notice this change, but family and friends will too. They will see things like your mood become more pleasant and even. They will notice a healthier complexion and a shine in your hair. It’ll all be because of the raw foods you choose to eat. Enjoy and eat well!