The raw food diet
involves eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole
foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds,
legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc. It means a
diet that is at least 75% uncooked!
Foods to Eat
rose petals johnny-jump-up, violet, nasturtium,
berry petals, oregon grape, mallow, etc.
Wheatgrass has every vitamin and mineral that we
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Raw Food Diet Recipes
Raw Veggie “Casserole”
Compliments of Rick Dina, D.C.
3 lettuce leaves, shredded
1-2 zuccini, shredded in Food Processor
1-2 carrots, shredded in Food Processor
Handful of alfalfa sprouts
Handful cauliflower, in small bite sized pieces
˝ red bell pepper, sliced/diced
(Handful of chopped red cabbage)
Put all of above ingredients in a large salad bowl
and mix together.
1 stalk celery
Juice of one lemon
Blend the above 4 ingredients in a blender…
Then add soaked sesame seeds, sunflower seeds,
pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, almonds, or avocado
to the desired thickness and consistency. Adding
extra carrots without the seeds/avocado thickens it
into a non fat version. Pour this mixture over the
salad and mix thoroughly.
Diet Cooking Methods
who follow the raw food diet use particular
techniques to prepare foods. These include sprouting
seeds, grains and beans, soaking nuts and dried
fruits, and juicing fruits and vegetables.
cooking that is allowed is via a dehydrator. This
piece of equipment blows hot air through the food
but never reaches a temperature higher than 116°F.
Do you have to follow the regimen that strictly? Of
course not. But it’s certainly worth it to
incorporate some of these techniques and ideas into
your raw food diet.
of the Raw Food Diet
A raw food diet means consuming food in its natural,
unprocessed form. You probably remember hearing not
to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most
of the nutrients and values are just under the
surface. If you cook vegetables just to the al dente
(or medium) stage, they will have more calories,
yes, but they will have more nutritional value than
if you cooked them to a well-done stage.
Keep in mind that you do not have
to incorporate a full 100% raw food diet forever!
You can eat raw foods 80% of the time, for instance,
perhaps up until dinner time, then eat cooked food
for dinner. Simply eating more fruits and veggies
alone will change your health drastically.