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The Benefits of Eating Raw Foods

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The Benefits of Eating Raw Foods

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Guest Post by Kayla Thompson

Including more raw food in your diet has many health benefits. These benefits include better skin, better sleep, more energy ,better moods, better digestion, weight loss, focus and a healthy immune system. Raw foods are loaded with nutrients, vitamins and enzymes. Eating a diet rich in wholefoods will strengthen the immune system and help balance the bodies PH, meaning a stronger immune system to fight of illness.

Raw food is not only healthy but taste amazing too. The possibilities are endless. Natural Naughties recreate all the “naughty” treats we love with whole food that are beneficial to health. Raw foods are miracle foods , Natural Naughties use a range of super foods in our treats. These super foods are loaded with health benefits and we can all benefit from more raw foods in the diet.

These super foods include Cacao, Coconut Oil and Nori.

Cacao- A rich source of magnesium, zinc and copper.

Coconut oil- Known to speed up the metabolism to assist in fat loss, great for the immune system and can be used on the skin to prevent signs of ageing or treat skin conditions.

Nori- Nori is a type of seaweed that is a rich source of vitamin b12, iodine, zinc. Also a great source of zinc, vitamin c and vitamin A.

Natural Naughties Nutrient Dense Salad

This salad is loaded with raw foods to provide the body with nutrients and vitamins. The salad dressing is all natural, unlike many store bought dressings free from artificial colours, flavours and hidden sugars.

Ingredients

1 cup baby spinach

1 cup diced cucumber

1 cup corn kernels

1 cup diced capsicum

1 cup shredded lettuce

1 carrot diced

1 celery stick sliced fine

½ cup nori soaked in water overnight

½ cup almonds soaked overnight, then drain the water

Salad dressing

1/3 cup tahini

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup water

¼ cup olive oil

1 glove garlic

I pinch sea salt

Directions

Mix all salad ingredients into a large serving dish. To make the dressing simply whisk all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Pour dressing over the salad.

Serve this salad with Natural Naughties Raw Flaxseed crackers and enjoy with a Natural Naughties green drink.

*Soaking Nuts and Seeds*

Soaking nuts and seeds is important in the raw food diet. Soaking nuts and seeds mean we absorb more nutrients from the food and digest the nuts better. Soaking nuts and seeds remove the enzyme inhibitors.

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Questions: How much raw food do you eat? Have you noticed a difference in your health from eating more raw foods? I certainly have!

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2 Comments
  • Leslie Moore | Jun 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I started half of January this year incorporting more and more fruits and fresh vegetables (also salads and the like) in my eating pattern. I combine it with cooked food also, but always eat a salad or something fresh besides it. I have diminished glute intake (bread, pasta etc). I do not eat raw eggs or meat. Result: I sleep better, more energy, I lost 3 kilos in 5 weeks. I must say until so far I am very happy with the result. I am overweight and have tries literally every diet there is and loose up to 2 kilos and then it just stops. This works!

    • Jessica Nazarali

      Jessica Nazarali | Jun 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      That's excellent news Leslie, keep up the great work!

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