Food is fuel for the body, right? Aside from eating food because it tastes delicious and makes you feel good, the primary reason we consume food is to provide us with energy.
So, how energetic do you feel after your meals? And, how long does your energy last?
Have you ever considered that you obtain significantly more energy by adding more raw, living foods to your plate? Raw food like fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, seaweeds, sprouts and superfoods – contain the nutrients your body seeks daily for nourishment along with the enzymes your body needs to break down the food and assimilate it.
Once food has been heated above approximately 118 degrees Fahrenheit, a considerable amount of the nutritional value has been compromised. This means that you’re receiving partial benefits from eating the cooked food even if you have a plate full of colorful cooked vegetables.
Taking it a step further, once food is processed, pasteurized, homogenized, etc., you can count on that “food” providing little or no value. Sure, it might taste good, but your body needs real fuel to keep it working in top condition.
I invite you to incorporate uncooked food at every meal, thus ensuring that you have the elements your body needs to properly digest the food (enzymes) and give you life force energy, nourishing you on a deep cellular level.
Have you ever thought about the reasoning or rationale behind eating a salad with your meals? This is it. Your body needs the raw food for optimal digestion. Ideally you want to eat salad right before consuming cooked food so your stomach has the “goods” it needs to support digestion of the heated food.
I challenge you to increase your consumption of live foods to 60 or even 75% of your food intake every day. Not only will your energy soar, but your body will naturally begin to function at an optimal level thus you will feel like you can do anything! Trust me on this…
Try making a green smoothie for breakfast filled with the yumminess of fresh cucumber, celery, wild blueberries and leafy greens. Eat a big salad with your favorite animal or non-animal form of protein for lunch. For dinner, start out with some fresh pressed veggie juice and then work your way into your favorite cooked foods.
There are an unlimited number of ways to add more raw, living foods to your everyday eating style. With a little creativity and a trip to the farmers’ market, you’ll be well on your way to soaring energy and increased vital