How can a diet of raw foods and fresh juices be so beneficial?
The most important aspect of raw foods and fresh juices is the energy that you receive from live foods. This energy is used rather than stored as fat (which is what tends to happen with the standard American diet). Raw foods contain plenty of enzymes – cooking detroys these beneficial enzymes. The plant enzymes combine with your own digestive enzymes and speed up your metabolism.
Cooked foods take much longer to digest, and therefore tend to be stored in your body as fat. But raw foods – and especially fresh juices, are digested very easily.
Every time you eat cooked and/or processed foods, your system has to divert resources and energy into your digestive process. Raw foods and fresh juice makes use of the enzymes within those foods to aid your digestion, sparing your digestive system from a lot of hard work.
Therefore, a juice and high raw foods diet means you have more energy. Awesome, right?
An additional benefit of juicing and raw foods is the reduction of acids. Raw foods and fresh juices help alkalize your body. As you alkalize your system, you will lose weight and feel lighter.
Excess toxins are stored in your fat cells. An organic, raw food diet is the lowest in toxins of any diet. On a fresh juice and raw diet, you have much less of a daily toxic load, which allows your body to start removing the excess stored toxins in your fat cells. The high antioxidants in juice and raw foods will help to bind up toxins and carry them out of your body. This results in a dramatic fat burning effect.
When eating a diet high in raw foods and juices, it is really difficult to eat too much. Due to the high fiber and water content in a juicing and raw food diet, you will find you feel fuller and satisfied much more quickly. In addition, your liver (your fat-burning organ) will be operating at it’s optimum level and remove toxins rather than storing them.
No matter how many pounds you want to lose, a juicing and raw plant-based lifestyle really is the best choice.
Within couple of weeks of juicing veggies daily and consuming at least half your food as organic raw foods, your metabolism will boost up a notch and you’ll be losing excess weight and feeling completely rejuvenated!
Wondering how to start? Try adding one pound of raw veggies to your diet every day and drink two 8-10oz. glasses of fresh juice (veggie based) daily. Don’t forget to eat your fruit too!
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