The Easiest Way To Go 100% Raw
A raw diet is the only way to completely avoid the harmful pesticides, preservatives, and other harmful chemical toxins which are infesting the majority of our food supply today. I was worried about what I was putting into my body as well as what I was pumping into my children, until I stumbled onto the secret of eating raw food. If you are also worried about the health of your family, it's time to make a serious change!
On a raw diet you only consume foods which are grown naturally, without the addition of unnatural chemical based pesticides. You eat them in their natural state, without cooking them in any way. Raw food is healthier because the processing that goes into packaging foods removes most of the nutritional value, as does cooking food in your own home.
Not only does a raw diet reduce my risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and a variety of other health problems, but it gives me an amazing amount of energy that makes everyday life much easier.
Raw food also tastes much better than foods drenched in fat! You may not realize it right now, but you are sacrificing all the natural flavors of your foods by consuming them in processed and cooked forms.
I always thought a raw diet would be impossible to maintain long term, but it was actually much easier than I thought. The trick is finding the easiest and fastest method of getting the pesticides, preservatives, and other chemicals out of your body so you stop craving them. Once you see how great you feel eating raw food instead, you will start to crave those foods instead.
You have to start by finding natural alternatives to the processed foods that you most enjoy eating right now. For instance, if you enjoy peanut butter you can start making your own butters from a variety of fresh nuts. Not only will this butter taste better, but you will have the peace of mind knowing every member of the family can eat it without negative health consequences in the future.
The first step is to consider whether you think you can go "cold turkey" or if baby steps might be a better fit for your personality.
I was able to simply give up processed foods and replace animal meats with vegan protein sources literally overnight, but some people really struggle with this method. If you are an all-or-nothing personality or need to make serious changes in your lifestyle in order to overcome health problems right away, then going cold turkey is likely to work.
If you think going cold turkey will make you feel deprived or overwhelmed, then you can take one baby step at a time. Start by switching various processed or prepackaged foods to raw food. Also, start playing around with a wide variety of fresh produce, combining them in unique ways to see what you like. When that becomes more natural to your life and you find some meals that you enjoy, switch out the rest of your processed and packaged products. Eventually, you want to cut out meat and add in vegan sources of protein and you want to stop cooking altogether!
I found a raw diet to be refreshing, freeing, and exciting...so don't be surprised if it comes much easier than you think right now!