At 34 supermodel Carol Alt was feeling unhealthy, fatigued, and was having difficulty maintaining her swimsuit-ready figure. She decided it was time to make some dietary changes, so she consulted a holistic doctor and took her diet in a whole new direction.
Now 45, Carol Alt maintains that the raw food diet has really turned back the clock and took her on a path to renewed health and vitality.
Another celebrity adherent, Donna Karan, used the diet to pick herself up after the loss of her husband. She regained her emotional strength with the help of the raw food diet, and lost 20 lbs in the process.
It makes sense that all the 'Frankenstein food' we eat could be unhealthy, just as eating food in its natural state makes complete sense.
Fresh, uncooked food contains more nutrients than when cooked or processed. Once heated up or chemically altered, food is depleted of its nutritional enzymes and nutritional value.
If you can afford organic produce it is much more beneficial, especially if it is local. Organic food contains fewer toxins and it is up to 40% more nutritionally superior than inorganic produce.
Soaking seeds, nuts, legumes, and grains deactivates enzyme inhibitors and creates digestible enzymes. Cover with water at room temperature for 8-12 hours.
Sprouting seeds, beans, legumes, and grains increases their nutrients and digestible enzymes.
This a delicious, easy drink to make. Add all ingredients into the blender and voila! For a little variety, try it with some cilantro, parsley, mint or any other raw food of your choice.
A handful of spinach
1 lemon (squeezed)
Half a chili pepper (optional)
1 garlic clove or as much as desired (optional)
1 glass of water
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