Raw food diet - is to eat raw foods. The purpose of this practice can be weight loss, improved health care and the environment.
Raw food diet began in the early 19th century, when Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner cured at jaundice
Jaundice - if the eyes are shining suspiciously
Eating raw apples. Then began a series of experiments, during which studied the effect of the raw food diet on human health, and this trend has started to develop. Later, the raw food diet has received its ideological reinforcement.
Raw foodists do not prepare food that is eaten or cooked at low temperature (usually not more than 46C). Proponents of the raw food diet believe that the heat treatment of food deprives the majority of nutrients (that there is no unequivocal scientific evidence). Most people who eat such a way consume twice less calories than they consumed when fed products, which have a particular treatment.
There are several variations of the raw food diet; in most cases in this mode of power supply to the human diet 75-80; It consists of plant foods - raw or past the minimum heat treatment. Most raw foodists are also vegans (strict vegetarians), but some of them eat animal products - unpasteurized milk and a variety of products made from it, raw fish and meat. In any case, in the diet rawfoodist include many fruits, vegetables, juices of them.
- It is known that raw food promotes weight loss and accordingly prevents various problems associated with being overweight.
- Probably, the raw food diet helps prevent heart disease, although this effect is not scientifically proven.
- Raw food also reduces the likelihood of developing Type II diabetes.
Risks and contraindications
With raw food diet and certain associated health risks. In particular, there is a possibility when using food poisoning from unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, meat and fish.
Raw food diet is contraindicated in children and adolescents, because this diet can not provide them all necessary for normal development of nutrients. Pregnant and lactating women are also the raw food diet is not recommended. If they do not want, at least during start eating differently needs vitamin complexes
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If you decide to become raw foodists, transition to a new diet gradually - during the month include in the diet of more raw fruits and vegetables and less food, thermally treated. Sticking to a raw food diet is not easy, and many people try, reject it. At first, these almost inevitable reaction from the body as flatulence, bloating
Bloating - if you are bursting inside
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. During the first month or two, or you may feel that you will never eat their fill; your body gradually gets used to the new quantity and quality of food consumed.
Raw food diet can be an expensive pleasure. If you buy fresh fruit and vegetables available in any grocery store, buy unpasteurized milk can be quite difficult. Perhaps we should appeal to the community raw foodists (look on the internet - a lot of them in different cities), to consult about buying the right products with the like-minded.
Finally, those who choose a raw food diet, you should be prepared for the fact that in most restaurants and cafes they do not find a suitable food. This represents a special difficulty if you frequently dine with colleagues and partners in the work and / or travel a lot.