So you may be asking yourselves, why raw foods. When you cook food you are actually taking out a lot of the goodness in it, think about it if you're boiling/steaming/frying foods in order to "cook" it, something has to come out in order for it to change. The problem is it's all the richness and goodness that is in the food that gets removed. This is even the case for meats and fish, hence why Sushi is seen as being so good for you. Now there are obviously some meats that you have to cook all the way through, e.g. chicken, so don't eat those raw, but try to not burn your food or over-cook it as that means you're eliminating the goodness.
I can seriously vouch for not cooking your fruit and veg, and eating organic fruit and veg, even try to get organic meat, I appreciate it is more expensive and at times you can't get organic products, so don't worry if you can't but just as a rule if you can go for organic. I have felt great by eating raw, it sounds silly but my hair feels fuller and looks a lot healthier, I've had more people comment on my hair and how good it looks in the past 3 weeks than I have in the past 2 years and I put part of that down to being a lot more healthy with my food.
It's not an easy thing to change and I still have days when I'm not so good on the healthy food side, but do you know what that's OK because the majority of time I am. Your health is extremely important especially if you're caring for someone, you need to have your energy constantly renewed and re-stored and what a simple way to do it by eating raw, plus it only takes minutes to make a meal, so it's not as though you have to set aside an hour just to prepare a meal. It all makes sense. By eating raw you are also giving yourself more time to spend time on YOU, so you may have a half hour to yourself, that's great, do yourself a quick raw meal, eat it and then spend the next 15 minutes doing something you enjoy, whether that's reading, meditating, shopping on-line, whatever it may be, take time out for YOU and only YOU.
If you would like some more information on raw foods there are lots of websites out there, just do a Google search, below are a couple of links.
Remember take care of yourself as well as your loved one.
Please do contact me if you have any questions or know of any great raw recipes. I'll also be trying out some recipes which I will let you all know about, so if you feel you would benefit from seeing some recipes on the blog that you can try, please drop me a line, or leave a comment on here, and I will post some.
Take care and I'll check back in on Saturday – weigh in day .
Raw Food Links