rawplus™ -  lose weight and feel great

 raw food diet :: high raw food :: raw diet :: weight loss with raw foods :: raw news :: eating raw

raw and Natural foods 
NUTRITION & health news 
fast easy weight loss 
INDEPENDENT
Reports 

RAW

FOOD

PLUS

READER FAVS - Fruit for Breakfast – A Healthy Life
 
Do you want more energy? How about more of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body craves? 

3 Easy Steps to Becoming More Naturally Raw 
Three very simple changes you can make to bring yourself that much closer to great health.

 LIKE Rawplus on FACEBOOK and get all the latest updates!

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”
P. J. O'Rourke 

Articles

ARTICLEs BY DATe
click here

raw & Natural diets
3 Easy Steps to More Naturally Raw 
5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol 
Bananas - Good! 
Diet for Menopause  
Want To Eat Raw? 
Raw Diet Defined
Enzymes and Raw Food 
About Raw Food Diet 
Raw Food Healthy?
Raw Food Diet Help
Raw Veg Smoothie
Fanaticism in Raw 
Raw with Paul Nison 
Organic Foods
Raw Food Diet Defined

FOODS  FOR HEALING
Sweet Potato
Apple A Day

Blueberry Brain Food
Fat Burning Foods
Foods High in Vit. K
Fruits Acne T reatment
Cure Diabetes  
Skim Milk & Diets
An Anti-Cancer Diet 
Digestive Disorders
Wonder of Apricots
Bananas - Good Eats
Mushrooms As Raw
Healthiest Foods 
Energize with Raw 

recipes & tips
Bar B Q Quickies for Raw Plus Fun!
Cholesterol-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
Raw Vegetable Smoothie
Berry Cooler
Energy Bath
 
Summer Smoothie

SUPPLIMENTALS
Vitamin B8 Benefits
Fish Oil Data
Fish Oils And Health

TOXINS & HEALTH
Amazing Discoveries About Water
Toxic Fast Foods

Aspartame Vs Stevia
Super Size Me

MISC. ARTICLES
10 Steps - Natural Diet 
Healthy Appetizers
Filling On Real Food?
The Best Food   
The Yogi Diet
Fruit for Breakfast
Eating Instinctively
10 Deadly Bacteria
Juice Sensibility
Feed Your Dog BARF
Ever Hear of This Fruit
Link - Pot and Mental Health
Plus Editor Response
No One "Perfect Diet"

HEALTH & BEAUTY
Beauty and Raw Food

General Diet Info
Is The Jenny Craig Diet any good? 
Peter Jackson Weight Loss Secret 
South Beach Diet Overview 
The Mediterranean Diet 
On-line Weight Watchers Diet Helper 
Low Carb Dieters: Want a Break from the Meat? 
Depression and The Diet Connection

Resources

Frugal Shopping 
Raw Food Research
Nightshades 
Modern Herbal 
Rx Alternatives 
Diet Journals
Gluten Information
Quit Smoking
Nutrition Value of Rib Eye Steak
Easy Lunch Ideas

 

The Hunger Site


 

 

 

Raw Food Diet - Healthy or Not?

by Deborah Wilson

Raw foodism is a way of eating that has grown in popularity in recent years. Celebrities such as Woody Harrelson, Carol Alt, and Alicia Silverstone have gone raw. So what's the story? Raw foodists believe that cooking anything over 120 degrees destroys essential food enzymes needed for proper digestion.

So is it myth or fact that raw food is better for you? As with so many things, the jury is still out. Whenever you make drastic changes to your diet, it's important make sure you're receiving all the nutrients you need. Those who incorporate more raw food in their diets such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh juices, and raw nuts often see a huge improvement in overall health and well-being. It may not be necessary to be so extreme as to eat everything raw in order to reap the benefits.

If you decide to "go raw," how far you decide to take your raw diet is up to you. Many people choose to eat their morning and afternoon meals raw and then eat a cooked dinner. Forget the fads and do what feels right to you. Adding more raw fruits and vegetables to you diet never hurt anyone.

As for the health benefits, proponents of the raw diet claim it can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve eyesight, heal skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis, and even aid in reversing chronic disease and cancer. While there is no research to back this up, more and more doctors and scientists are becoming interested in what raw food can do.

 



There are several great online raw food resources:

Shazzie has been raw for several years. Her site features a blog, raw products, and several great before and after pics.

Health Diaries.com features blogs on the raw food diet. New raw foodists can read others' diaries or start their own and track their progress.

David Wolfe, the owner of Rawfood.com, is a well-known raw foodist. On his site, you can purchase raw food products, books, and just about everything else related to raw food.

Through these sites you'll discover many more raw resources. There's a great online community just waiting for those who are looking to improve their health through the raw food diet.

About the Author

Deborah Wilson is a freelance writer specializing in health and wellness topics.

 

Health Facts About Bananas      Healthy Snacks     Fat Burning Foods

Beauty & Raw Food     Amazing Water

 

If you found this article informative, take a moment to share it. 

 

Raw Lifestyle Essentials

   
Nesco FD-1018 Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator w/8 Trays

 
Champion Juicer
One of the Finest

 
L'equip 509 Juicer


Wheatgrass Growing Kit with Back to Basics Wheat Grass Juicer

   
 

 

After the best availability of mothers day gift ideas with latest designs collection, you can shop the pandora beads and leather pants by our handpicked global community. Our driving gloves and bicycle helmets are also commonly used all over the world.

 

The Hunger Site
click today and help feed the world

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."
Doug Larson

Amazing Discoveries About Water

About Bananas 
Choosing the Healthiest Fruit



__________________

Books
Reading In The Raw

_______
"It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician."  
Meryl Streep

Raw Lifestyle
Essentials

Food Dehydrator
Champion Juicer


Organic Goji Berries Raw Crunch Bars
      

foodcom.jpg (103329 bytes)
Food Combining
For Health


NOTE - The text and articles presented on this website are in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical counseling. The information should be used in conjunction with common sense and the guidance and care of your physician. The articles presented on this website are not to be taken as medical advice. 

All rights reserved. Copyright 2003 - 2014     PRIVACY POLICY
Raw Plus adheres to the Fair Use laws in regard to articles for information purposes only.