Weekly Wellness Tips - Raw Foods

The idea of a raw food diet is the consumption of unprocessed, whole plant-based, ideally organic foods.

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The Raw Food Diet generally includes items such as:

  • Beans, seeds, grains, legumes, and nuts
  • Sun-dried and fresh fruits
  • Raw vegetables
  • Freshly prepared fruit and vegetable juices
  • Purified water
  • Seaweed

With a raw food diet, a minimum of 75% of a person's intake should consist of uncooked food. Plant-based diets either significantly reduce or completely eliminate people's genetic propensity to developing chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

tlg-wellness tips raw foods ingredientsHere are some of the pros and cons of a raw food diet:

Pros

Cons

  • Better skin
  • More energy
  • Sustained weight loss
  • Improved cholesterol and blood lipids
  • Reduced heart disease risk
  • Requires a lot of organization and preparation
  • Hard to keep it up, especially when going out to eat
  • Can influence digestive irregularities, which may improve over time

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