Eating natural foods, especially raw fruits and vegetables, and following a natural foods diet at least 50% of the time, is a simple yet powerful eating lifestyle that all natural health practitioners advise. This means that whether you follow a vegetarian diet, a vegan diet, a Paleo diet, a macrobiotic diet, Zone diet, low-carb, low-fat, or anything in-between diet, 50% of your daily intake should be from raw fruits and vegetables. Why is that?
Because eating raw fruits and vegetables supplies your body with vital and very necessary enzymes, that are responsible for not just the digestion of the foods you eat, but also for the proper assimilation of nutrients. A natural foods diet floods your body with important vitamins, minerals and amino acids that cooked foods are devoid of. Unlike raw all natural foods, cooking actually destroys both the living enzymes found in food, as well as many of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids. This is because both enzymes and nutrients are heat-sensitive.
While many people fear the complexity or assumed limitation of eating a natural foods diet that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, most would be surprised to learn just how easy it is to follow a natural foods diet, and get your minimum 50% raw food quota in daily. And, we're not talking about just eating some fruits or vegetables 'as-is'. We're talking about delicious raw food appetizers, side dishes, entrees, desserts and more.
And, you won't need to purchase any special kitchen devices.
You DON'T need a dehydrator.
You DON'T need a juicer.
You DON'T need a spiralizer.
The only items you'll need, to follow these amazingly simple and delicious raw food recipes, are a blender and cutting utensils. That's it. Check out the diverse selection of raw food recipes contained in this incredible raw food, vegan cookbook.
Chapter 1: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Beverage Recipes
Chapter 2: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Dip and Appetizer Recipes
Chapter 3: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Salad Recipes
Chapter 4: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Soup Recipes
Chapter 5: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Side Dish Recipes
Chapter 6: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Entree Recipes
Chapter 7: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Dessert Recipes
Chapter 8: 5 Ingredients or Less, Raw Dressing and Sauce Recipes
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