The less you change the food from its natural living state before consumption, the better.
A common misconception is that raw means cold and uncooked. This would make a ‘raw diet’ incredibly challenging indeed. You can still cook foods, just generally cooked at lower temperatures (generally less than 50 degrees C) and / or for a shorter duration than usual, so as not to disrupt the foods enzymes and essential minerals and vitamin availability.
This means more of the goodness is kept intact and you don’t lose lots of vitamins and minerals.
`Never eat cooked food late at night`
This was health guru Jay Korditch`s favourite tip. For good reason!
The body needs time to digest food consumed before sleep and cooked foods take a lot longer than raw foods. This means both sleep and digestive functions can be significantly compromised if less than 4 hours are available between finishing eating and sleeping.
Stick to whole foods & go organic
‘Whole foods’ means foods that are unprocessed and provided by nature. The lower the human intervention between growth and reaching your plate, the better.
I feel it is of the upmost importance to eat organic – for some reason people come up with the excuse that it is too expensive – but what price can you put on health?
I cannot see why anyone would want to put food in their mouth that has been sprayed by a man protecting himself with a mask and a suit?
I personally have cut my shopping bill by half by boycotting supermarkets and only buying unprocessed foods from my local organic shop. Not only does this support a great local business, but I feel much better in knowing my family and I are eating clean foods.
Give it a go
Have a look – you’ll be surprised what you can pick up in these little shops!
They’re often not as pricey as you’d think and foods from these smaller establishments will have been far less processed and can even contain higher nutrient levels than those found in supermarkets.
What’ve you got to lose?
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