Virtually aeons ago, prehistoric folk had no idea of the convenience of fire, and the foods they ate were raw. Even meats are consumed raw on a somewhat regular basis. For that reason the raw food diet is old hat, before the concept of fire folks had to make do with eating food straight from trees, the ground they harvested from, or carcasses of the animals they killed. Raw food diet is the rage right now for health buffs for the reason that nutrients and vitamins present in vegetables and fruits are retained and entirely taken in. The heating associated with food preparation can reduce the volume of nutrients and vitamins that is why consuming your veggies and fruits uncooked and unprocessed is tremendously recommended by nutritionists. It is also viewed as a complementary and alternative medicine for cancer.
What’s more, it also aids the body in cleansing itself in the most basic technique as possible. To date, the raw food diet is deemed as the most healthy and hassle-free diet for everybody. A raw food diet starts out with the basics, consisting of fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds, food staples of the vegetarian diet. Add-ons like enzymes and supplements are also advocated in order to substitute for meat. Samples of raw food must-haves are:
1. Green leafy produce (no crossbred veggies)
2. A lot of fruits (not the seedless sort)
3. Fatty foods like avocados
4. Nut products (taken in small amounts)
5. Rice (steeped in water and “heated” under the sun)
The Main Advantages Of Raw Food Diet
A diet plan rich in raw and unprocessed foods can bring about better complexion, plenty of energy and a healthy body devoid of the increased pounds. A lot of raw food diet supporters or rawists declare that taking in organic and raw foods results in acquiring the complete nutritional assemblage of plants minus the chemicals and all sorts of additives incorporated on food to make it more tasty and have a longer shelf-life. Raw veggies and fruits keep their nutritional content most particularly if eaten with the skins on. Likewise, since the fiber content is kept, the food is much much simpler to absorb.
The Weaknesses of Raw Food Diet
For newbies who wish to try out the raw food diet, it is going to involve a lot of adjustments. A very confining raw food eating plan shall call for huge changes. Rawists who were not fortunate to transition well into the diet might experience tough detoxification symptoms. At the same time, safety factors often come up. If the safe-keeping, handling and preparations are not done efficiently, there is a huge risk of being exposed to high-risk microbes like pathogens.
Dishes for raw food meals will also be more difficult to get ready when compared with processed foods. Many of these recipes typically call for atypical ingredients which can be challenging to find on groceries and food markets. There’s also the potential risk of bone loss and food-borne diseases which is normally brought on by uncooked or undercooked food.
However if you are still interested in raw food-based diets, you have to confer with your doctor or health care provider first of all to know if this particular diet will be useful to you. Also, if you are considering this type of diet will work out for a family member or friend troubled with cancer, talking to specialists on alternative cancer medical institutions will also assist you. Medical doctors and specialists from these institutions accept everything there is to know about alternative treatments for colon cancer and all sorts of cancers.
The leading alternative cancer center for alternative treatments for cervical cancer, New Hope Medical Center, has found that many times symptoms may be improved and possibly reversed with their alternative cancer treatments.
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Learning to Love Kale
Image by Chiot's Run Kale is a member of the brassica family along with: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, arugula, rutabaga, radish and mustard. Along with other brassicas, kale is a powerhouse vegetable. It provides more nutritional value per calorie than almost any other food around. It contains over 45 different flavanoids, vitamins A, K, C, magnesium, copper, calcium, vitamin B6, potassium, and many more. It also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, macronutrients, and cancer-preventive nutrients called glucosinolates. Cooked kale is healthier than raw kale, so it's important to cook it lightly and with some fat to make the vitamins more available and more easily absorbed. Here's a great article on the health benefits of kale if you'd like to learn more. Kale is also easy to grow in the garden, especially here in NE Ohio where our summers can be fickle and can easily cause broccoli and cauliflower to bolt before them produce heads. Kale seems not to mind the warm weather, although it's flavor is mellowed by frost and cool weather. Kale overwinters beautifully without any protection at all. I have had Red Russian kale growing in my front flowerbed for the past three years. It survives the winter, flowers in spring, seeds itself down and I have a nice crop for harvesting throughout fall, winter and spring. chiotsrun.com/2011/07/26/learning-to-love-kale/
a little dazed
Image by This Year's Love she's still a bit quiet a day later after getting spayed. nothing to alarm me, she eats great, she's acting fine. I won't worry since she just had major surgery. the hospital was rather nice, a big, new building and friendly staff. the vet was okay--except of course when he got on my nerves about vaccines. Yes, I've had her a year. No, she didn't have "puppy shots", I am fully aware of the vaccines and what they're for, thanks, end of discussion. My dog, my choice. He then comes back in and asks what I'm feeding her. When I said raw he hesitated before continuing, I'm sure he knew that that argument was a moot point. People who raw feed, especially prey model, have not made the decision lightly or easily--at least that was the case for me. It was two months before I finally took the plunge with Judah. I will never, ever, ever go back to kibble. So he says, "It's just that she's a little on the thin side. I wouldn't say she's unhealthily skinny, since the biggest problem pets have these days is obesity so it's good that she's thin, it's just she might be too skinny. Is this normal for her?" "She has always been a very slim dog. She's grown a lot in the last year, she eats as much as my dogs that weigh twice as much as she does, she just carries her weight very differently." He mentioned parasites and I said I honestly didn't think that was a problem. She's never shown signs of losing weight, only growing and maintaining the same very lean build. She's like a whippet. You can see their ribs on all of my dogs. Judah and Israel weigh the same, despite Israel being shorter than Judah, but he is solid muscle. My mom commented, "You can feel him shake the house as he walks through!" and you really can. People think HE'S too skinny, but the problem isn't my dogs, it's the fact that people don't know what a healthy, THIN dog looks like! I wouldn't say any of them are underweight, I gladly say that my dogs are, in fact, SKINNY. They eat healthily, I feed almost no commercial foods except for high-quality treats (dehydrated liver, Zukes, jerky, etc) and the table scraps they get when I drop food. I just find it a bit "amusing" (read: annoying) that people think because my dogs are heaven forbid thin/skinny/whatever that there's something wrong with them. Judah already has joint problems. Keeping her thin is a huge help on her joints. Simona has always been leggy and lean yet she eats as much as Israel and Judah! Her metabolism is probably really efficient--she was weaned to raw thanks to pitbullmama! Simona is a 100% rawfed dog. I know my dogs eat what they should, I know they eat as much as they should, and I know that keeping them thin (yes, they are skinny. emaciated? far from it) will only benefit them in the long run for their health.
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