Heard about how eating Raw Food can be good
for you but don't know where to begin? You've come to the
This website has been produced to explain some of the basics
in order to help you find out if this diet is for you
- and to
help you get started if you think it might be
What is the Raw Food Diet?
Heard about the Raw Food Diet? It’s gaining popularity and buzz, not just as a diet to lose weight, but as
a suggested way to a longer and healthier life.
The raw food diet means eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc.
As with any such lifestyle movement, opinions vary as to what exactly defines "a
raw food diet", but for most it means a diet that is at least 75% uncooked.
A raw food diet means consuming
food in its natural, unprocessed form. There are several
common-sense rationales for why this is a good idea, not the
least being that processing and cooking food can take so much of
the basic flavour and nutritional value away. Think of some of
the conventional wisdom you’ve heard about for years: for
example you probably remember hearing not to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most of the nutrients and values are just under the surface.
By choosing a raw food diet, we are eating more the way our ancient ancestors did
- who, despite not having anywhere near the healthcare resources our modern
lifestyle gives us, often tended to be healthier and more fit. They cooked very little, and certainly didn’t cook or process fruits and vegetables. They ate them RAW. Doesn’t it just make sense that this is how our bodies were meant to eat?
Want to find out more?
The rest of this website introduces some of the key concepts of
the raw food diet. We don't claim to cover everything you
will need to know if you do decide to opt for a raw food way of
life, but we hope to give you some pointers to help you get
started and some help as to where to go next to learn more.
So welcome to start-raw.com
.... we hope you enjoy exploring our site!