what is raw
Raw or “Living” Food is anything that is plant based, uncooked or sprouted and in its natural state – grown under the sun.
- Sea vegetables
Living foods are fruits, vegetables, sprouted grains, seeds and nuts. Raw foods are whole uncooked foods, full of minerals, vitamins and enzymes, which are an energetic life giving force. Enzymes are responsible for being a catalyst in digestion and food absorption as well as being involved in metabolic or chemical reactions in every cell.
Cooking food over 105-118 degrees, kills the majority of enzymes present. Cooked foods are void of enzymes and the vitamins and nutrients are automatically diminished. The longer food is cooked and the higher the temperature, the more the nutrients are destroyed.
The body expends a tremendous amount of energy just digesting the food we eat; Energy that should and could be used to rebuild cells, tissues, healing disease and injuries. Is it any wonder so many people are sick, ailing and living a less than optimal life?