Ooh Baby I like It Raw


posted by on Glass Straws, Health/Wellness

Raw food diet seems to be a major buzzword these days.  Is it just another crazy fad that will eventually fade away? Or, is there more to it?  Many who embark on a raw whole food diet, or at least increase their raw food intake, see and feel the profound effects almost immediately.  Increasing organic raw food in the diet can lead to many great health benefits, such as better energy, clearer skin, and overall sense of well-being.

Cooked food loses a lot of nutrients, so you’re not getting the most benefit out of it when you eat them this way.  Plus, heat can damage proteins, which can be detrimental to the body when ingested.  However, organic raw foods contain a lot of nutrients and are more easily digestible.  They also contain many more natural antioxidants, which act as good soldiers fighting and destroying those free radicals in defense of the body.

You don’t have to be on a total raw food diet to reap the rewards.  In fact, it may be much easier to gradually introduce more and more into your diet as you are comfortable.  Easy ways to add more raw whole foods would include sipping on fresh raw food shakes, smoothies and juices, salads (you can move away from the traditional lettuce, tomato, cucumber deal and make things more exciting, try swapping the lettuce for spinach or kale, adding some walnuts and apples, a touch of cilantro or however else you wish to spruce and spice it up), and trading your usual snacks and comfort foods for fruits and veggies.

Adding more raw food doesn’t have to be a dramatic thing.  You can take it at your own pace.  The more you do it, the more you’ll want to do it.  Feeling great is not the only benefit of increased raw foods, as it’s also more eco-friendly, since you’ll have less packaging to toss.  So, increasing raw foods is better for your body and our planet.  That’s definitely much more than a short lived fad!

A great way to increase raw food intake is through delicious smoothies.  Don’t forget your glass Thickshake & Smoothies Straw!  Don’t have one?  Grab yours here!

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