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Raw Food Diet Nutritional Value– How Good is it?

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Raw Food

A raw food diet consists mostly or completely of raw vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Some people also consume raw eggs and dairy as well as raw fish and meat, although, less commonly. Grains and legumes can be eaten, but need to be soaked or sprouted first.

As long as the temperature never goes over 118F (48C), a food is considered to be raw. It also is not refined, pasteurized, or processed in any way. Preparation methods include juicing, blending, soaking, sprouting and dehydrating.

Most specialists who support the raw food diet say that just 75-80% of the diet is required to be raw to get all the benefits. The main idea of a mostly raw diet lies with the truth that lots of vegetables and fruits lose a significant percentage of their nutrients when the food is cooked...

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Juicing or Blending – Which is better?

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Juicing vs Blending

Juicing or Blending?

Juicing extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the pulp or indigestible fiber. The nutrients are more easily absorbed into the body. One can consume more servings of fruits and veggies in a single serving of juice than if one tried to eat all the fruits and vegetables that became the juice. Freshly made juice is nutrient dense.

Blending combines the entire fruit or vegetable and contains all of the fiber. However, the blending process breaks the fiber apart which makes it more easily digestible. Blended drinks, often called smoothies, tend to be more filling due to the fiber and produce a slow, steady release of nutrients into the body...

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