SWAP COOKED FOODS FOR RAW

Let’s Get Energized!

 We’re all on the seemingly-never-ending quest for more energy. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go! Our lives are fast-paced, and we want to live life to the fullest, right? How can we do all we desire unless our energy tanks are “full.” But what does that mean, exactly? While many main-stream-media followers may think that means having a large beef steak in our “tank,” the opposite is actually true.

Many experts tell us, “there is only one source of energy for planet Earth, and that source is the Sun.” In fact, every aspect of the energy we consume daily can be traced back to the Sun and its heat and light.

How does this translate into more energy for us? When we eat highly-energetic foods, we increase our life-force energy, which can be measured in angstroms. Andre Simoneton proved this in the 1930’s and 40’s, when he measured the electromagnetic waves of various foods. Simoneton determined that an ideal vibration for human health is 6500 angstrom; and that by eating high-angstrom (high-vibrational) foods, health could be maintained or improved. The highest category of foods he tested were fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, ranging from 6500 to 10,000 angstroms.

“A high vibrational diet consists of foods that are alive, and that positively benefit the person as well as the planet as a whole,” says Bridget Nielsen, health coach and author of the Live Happy and Healthy Un-Cook Book, who focuses on high vibration foods. “High vibration means having more light, and thus less density. Plants exemplify this by photosynthesizing light into energy.”

Plants are the foods closest to the Sun, and when prepared without degrading their frequencies, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, they provide maximum energy. Eating a raw, plant-based diet means consuming foods in their natural state and/or cooked or prepared below 116°F.

Summer is the perfect time of year to shift towards a more local, organic, raw, plant-based diet, especially in the Lower Mainland where farms are near and plentiful. And right now, we’re at the beginning of wave after wave of fresh in-season produce that will take us into the autumn.

 

7 Benefits of Eating More Raw Foods

Raises Your Vibration

Increasing your intake of raw foods will boost your daily energy levels due to the food’s higher vibrational values, and higher amounts of enzymes.

Weight Loss

Raw, plant-based foods are less caloric than processed foods and animal products, and more satisfying to the body’s needs for nutrition. Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of soluble and insoluable fiber, keeping you feeling full after meals, balancing blood sugar levels, and aiding detoxification.

Healthy Fats

A raw vegan diet is rich in healthy fats, such as cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, hemp, nuts, seeds and sesame oils.

Fermented Foods

A mainstay of a raw foods lifestyle is the inclusion of fermented foods, which have been part of the human diet for millenia in the forms of coconut yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and cultured veggies such as kimchi, kvass, and sauerkraut. Fermented foods provide healthy probiotics amd enzymes which aid digestion, and improve the absorption of nutrients.

Quality Protein

A raw diet is rich in protein, and plant-based proteins are more digestable than animal-based, in part due to the high temperature used in cooking animal protein, which often degrades it. Protein can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Nutrient Density

A raw, plant-based diet is rich in complex carbohydrates, fats, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Disease Prevention

Overly cooked, microwaved, and/or processed foods have been linked to many chronic and fatal diseases, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and heart-disease. As reported in the Journal of Nutrition, an increase of raw foods in the diet lowers both cholesterol and triglyceride levels, both of which are indicators for high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. The higher levels of antioxidants in a raw, plant-based diet also reduce inflammation levels, another indicator of disease.

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