Studies have shown that if we eat a healthy diet we can live long and happy lives. We don’t have to get sick, and spend our precious time in the hospital, we don’t have to worry about cavities, nor do we have to die when we’re sixty or seventy.
Predictions have been made that if we stick to a healthy diet, and don’t consume any junk, processed or cooked food that we can live to be over 110 and still be healthy. Now I know this sounds like wishful thinking, but stop and think about it, we really are what we eat.
If we consume junk food, then we will feel like junk. But if we only feed our body the best quality, nutrient rich organic foods, it will feel better, give you a lot less trouble, and stick around a lot longer.
The human body is made up of many cells, and all of these cells work together to fight off disease and sicknesses. But in order for them to do that, they need to be strong and healthy. Once they become tired and weak, they slow down and eventually the body gets sick.
So in order to keep the cells strong and healthy we need to provide for them all the nutrients which they need, and eliminate all the junk food which they don’t need. The junk foods only weaken the cells and wear out the digestive system, because junk foods really have no nutrients for the body to absorb, and the digestive system has to work twice as hard to get rid of it.
If we continue to burden the body in this manner it cannot function properly for very long, and is guaranteed to get sick sooner or later, and eventually will cause a premature death.
Candy, chocolate bars, pop, cookies and other baked goods are all foods we should stay away from because of their high sugar content. Refined sugar is poisonous to the body and should be the first to be scratched off from your diet. Chips, french-fries, fast-food joints, and anything fried or processed should also be on your list to avoid.
Meat, dairy and eggs have long been promoted as being healthy for you, and perhaps at one point they were. But today the animals are given so many antibiotics, hormones, and steroids at such a rate that the animals are unable to rid themselves of them before they are butchered and set before you on your table. That means every time you eat animal products you are also ingesting the same drugs which were given to the animals. Eliminating these foods from your diet will spare you a lot of health problems.
Last but not least, you should try to stay away from anything cooked or baked as well. The reason being is that as soon as you apply heat to a vegetable or any other type of food, it loses a lot of its nutrients.
So then what’s left? Quite frankly, the human body was designed to eat nothing but raw fruits, vegetables, herbs, and nuts. Raw foods clean the body from the inside out, provide the body with all the essential oils and nutrients, and strengthen the cells so that it can fight off any sickness or disease, and thereby prevent premature death. Studies have also shown that it can even reverse just about any sickness or disease, provided the disease has not advanced too far.
People on the raw food diet, are far more energetic, they look and feel much younger, and they live much longer because they don’t get sick with life-threatening diseases.
To get started on this diet, simply add in the good food, the foods that you like and the rest will follow. It’s that simple. A really great way to get started is with a green smoothie every morning. Continue the rest of the day as usual, then when you’re ready, take the next step and enjoy a raw lunch, and then work your way up to a raw supper. Eventually you’ll feel so great, you’ll never want your old diet back again.
You may find yourself getting extremely hungry when you first start making the changes, but eventually as the body cleans itself, it will be better able to absorb the nutrients and you’ll be able to fill up on foods you never thought was possible.
Nuts and seeds are really good for the new raw foodist, because they tend to fill you up just as well as meat and dairy, so make sure that you don’t run out of them. Never allow yourself to go hungry, because this will only open the door to be tempted with other foods.
I encourage you to do your own research, by searching Google or YouTube, and then if you’re still not convinced, I encourage you to try the raw food diet for yourself for about a week or so, and I promise you will feel a difference.