Eating raw has become a movement of late that has rapidly gained popularity across the globe. Surprisingly, raw food is much more tastier than it sounds. To some, the idea of eating raw sounds as delectable as digesting blades of grass from your front yard. However, understanding the role raw food plays in the body can quickly alter perception of this foodie phenomenon. Below, see how eating raw can benefit your health.
Raw foods are believed to deliver higher levels of nutrients to our body than cooked food. Nutritionist, Jane Griffin, reports that raw food contains a third more vitamins and minerals than cooked food. Boiling water absorbs vitamins B and C during cooking. Griffin also reports that fiber is broken down with heat and is another lost nutrient.
Eating raw can help you shed pounds faster than eating cooked veggies. Raw fruit and vegetables tend to have a higher water content than cooked food. Cooked food loses much of it’s moisture once cooked. The extra water bulk helps fill you up faster.
When certain vegetables, such as carrots and tomatoes are eaten raw, the skin is greatly enhanced. These vegetables contain betacarotene which is converted to vitamin A. This stimulates skin cell growth and builds collagen which is essential for skin elasticity.
The Journal of Nutrition stated that increased use of raw foods in our diet lowers cholesterol and troglyceride levels in the body. This lowers chances of heart disease, obesity and high blood pressure. Because raw foods are high in nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, fiber and plant phytochemical, it becomes a natural way for your body to fight disease organically.
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