Spring is right around the corner, and if you’re looking to boost your energy after a long winter, then you may want to think about adding more raw foods into your diet. A raw foods diet consists mainly of uncooked foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains that haven’t been heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
Raw foodist believe that cooking destroys enzymes that are vital to our health as well other essential vitamins and minerals. The more raw foods in our diet, the healthier we will be. “There is some magic in raw fruits and veggies,” says specialist in nutrition medicine and visiting teacher, Joel Fuhrman, MD. He recommends consuming a mix of cooked and uncooked foods to get maximum nutritional benefits, since some nutrients in foods like tomatoes can be made more absorbable after being cooked.
A great way to start incorporating more raw foods in your diet is to make the salad the main dish during meals. Here are some of the benefits of eating raw foods: