Raw foodism is the newest trend in diets and as the name suggests is a diet that includes mostly raw, uncooked food, without processed foods. Here is what you can eat on the diet and its health benefits.
New Delhi: Raw foodism is the newest trend in diets and as the name suggests is a diet that includes mostly raw, uncooked food, without processed foods. The raw food diet includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish and meat. It also includes dairy products. It can also include simply processed foods like curd, sprouts and others.
Types of Raw Foodism
The raw food diet can be of different types. A raw food diet that includes only vegan products like fruits and vegetables and excludes meat, fish, eggs or dairy products is called raw veganism. Similarly, raw animal food that can be eaten without cooking such as dairy products, fermented fish or meat, etc. is termed the raw animal foods diet. READ – Inspiring before and after pics of Alia Bhatt: Gully Boy actress’s weight loss transformation will stun you
What are the benefits of not cooking the food?
According to a few medical professionals and dietitians, cooking food at a high temperature can destroy the enzymes and nutrition present in them. The body needs enzymes to digest and absorb food into our systems. While the body produces enzymes for this purpose, some of them are also provided by the food we eat. If the food is cooked at high temperatures, the enzymes are destroyed and the body is unable to reap benefits of the food that you eat, even if it is healthy and full of nutrition. Eating uncooked food can provide the body with the nutrition and enzymes that are otherwise destroyed.
What are the health benefits of eating raw food?
Consuming raw food can have the following health benefits-
- High fibre, a low-calorie raw food detox diet can help in weight loss.
- The body is detoxified by raw food since it does not contain oils. Raw food contains more antioxidants than cooked food.
- More energy in the body
- Strong hair and nails
What can you eat on a raw food detox diet?
- Breakfast – Fruits, whole grain bread, salads like celery or lettuce
- Lunch – Raw vegetables, salads, sweet potatoes
- Snack – Nuts like almonds, pistachios and raw vegetables – cucumber, carrots, etc.
- Dinner – Roasted chicken, steamed vegetables, salads