As we move and evolve, our truth also change. Everyday we come across new information about what is best for our body and health. All these new information enforces our knowledge and practices about being healthy and how to practice and healthy lifestyle. As an individual, who is doing many researches and applying these practices I can say that the physical and emotional reactions on food are different and changes for every human being. We should accept this fact, and in this respect support people around us to practice a “happy” and healthy nutrition program. I come across many questions about Raw Food. I will try to answer some of these questions.
What are enzymes? Enzymes are body factors that are necessary for digestion and to continue the vitality of human body. When a food is heated above 46 degrees it loses the enzymes and life force. To increase enzymes in your body, you need to add more raw food and drinks to your nutrition.
Do our body produce enzymes? According to researches, our body produces enzymes not only for digestion but also for vitality. Lack of enzymes causes aging related diseases and aging early. If we follow a diet full of living foods we have a longer and healthier life.
What should I use as sweetener? My favourite is date syrup, preferably home made. Grape syrup, carob, coconut syrup and maple syrup are other raw alternatives.
Why is it important to sprout? Sprouting just takes few minutes of your day. Once you witness the life force of sprouts, you’ll enjoy your sprouts. As you feed your sprouts, you’ll be fed too! The life force of sprouts are super high, in the end they are still alive.
How can I add living foods to my daily nutrition? Carry your fresh fruits and nuts in your bag. Bring your own cup of green salad for lunch, combine it with vegetable dishes. Go for nuts as snacks rather then packaged products. As you consume living foods, your mental awareness will also increase. As you realize this difference, you’ll desire to consume more.
What are the benefits of fermented products? Kombucha, kefir, nut cheese and yoghurt, raw pickles host lots of lactobacillus bacterias. These friendly bacterias regulate intestinal activity and create a healthy environment for increased nutritional value of food. They also strengthen the immune system. Fermented products are also rich in enzymes and vitamin B.