Raw or Living Food are interchangeable terms meaning that the food has not been exposed to heat over 140 degrees Fahrenheit or 43 degrees Celsius. When you cook food at temperatures above 43 degrees Celsius, a huge percentage of available nutrient are destroyed, and its chemical make-up is altered, in essence stripping the food of the very nutrients that your body is requesting when it signals hunger to your mind and stomach. Heat destroys enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats and makes the food more difficult to digest. Nutrient stripped food does not satisfy the body’s hunger, leading to overeating, food cravings and disease for many people.
Our raw food cuisine does not contain any animal products and consists primarily of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, sea vegetables and sprouted grains. All of these foods are alkaline and are ideal for healing, cleansing and weight loss.
For cleansing and rejuvenating the eliminative systems and organs of the body, a person should eat at least an 80% alkaline-diet. The majority of alkaline foods are fruits and vegetables.
The majority of acid foods are animal products, such as meat and dairy, or processed foods that have been heated (as in cooked), ground and separated, and/or have added sugar, salt, preservatives, stabilizers, colorings and many other additives as well. If acidic foods are the greater part of the diet, elimination from the bowels, lymph, kidneys, respiration and skin becomes sluggish, allowing a build up of toxins to collect in the organs and tissues of the body. This ultimately leads to unpleasant symptoms and chronic disease.
Eating raw food is like giving yourself high-octane fuel so that your body can be energized, run efficiently, cleanse efficiently, think clearly, and work out toxins so that health and beauty can be a reality instead of a distant goal. On a cleansing program, a 100% alkaline-diet is a necessity if one wishes to get maximum results from the cleanse. A cleansing diets treat foods like medicine, using foods to assist the body in healing and rejuvenation. A wonderful aspect of this is that Raw and Living Food also taste good!