To guarantee that your move to raw food eating brings you the health and body advantages you desire, avoid these typical mistakes.
Overindulgence is overindulgence.
It’s typical to overindulge in delectable gourmet raw meals made from fruit, vegetables, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds that are sometimes covered in creamy nut or oil-based sauces in an attempt to substitute a primarily cooked food diet.
Excessive weight gain and bad health might be the end result. The major reason you adopted a raw food diet in the first place was most likely to prevent these problems.
Many individuals give up on their efforts to consume more raw food at this stage and revert to their more comfortable cooked food diet.
Many people overeat nuts and seeds in an attempt to ingest enough calories. They’re tasty and handy, but they’re also high in calories. As a result, it’s not uncommon to gain a lot of weight from seeds and nuts.
When your food isn’t filling enough
A diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds may be lacking in certain critical elements that the body need to operate properly. Leafy greens, on the other hand, are a nutrient-dense weapon that should be a staple in everyone’s diet.
Leafy greens include kale, spinach, chard, romaine lettuce, carrot and beetroot tops, herbs, and edible weeds, as well as any green leaves that are flexible enough to wrap around your finger. Leafy greens are the most nutritious and contain the most chlorophyll.
This enables them to use sunlight to photosynthesise energy and transform it into food that can be eaten by all living things. Greens are also high in vitamins and minerals, as well as important amino acids.
The difficulty is that most people dislike the taste of greens, making it difficult to consume enough of them every day to reap the benefits of their high nutritional content. Green smoothies are made up of blended greens, fruit, and water. The possibilities are infinite, and adding fruit makes them more pleasant and drinkable. There are no specific formulas to follow because any mix will work.
Most individuals prefer to start with a fruit foundation and gradually add greens to get acclimated to the flavor. Fruit can be lowered over time until mixes with no or little fruit are acceptable. Fresh herbs can be used to boost the nutritional content of the smoothies even further.
Juicing vs. blending
Juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables using a juicer. The juiced fruits and vegetables are subsequently consumed in their natural condition. Juicing needs relatively little digestion, and nutrients are swiftly absorbed into the bloodstream, enabling the digestive system to relax.
Juicing is great for those who have an irritated digestive system and need adequate nutrition but can’t tolerate huge amounts of fiber.
Blending necessitates the use of a special blender. Fruit and vegetables are mixed whole, with the skins removed only when necessary. Smoothies and blended drinks are nutrient-dense and high in fiber and antioxidants. Blends aid in the evacuation of feces, which helps to remove toxins that have built up in the colon. This makes it easier for the body to absorb nutrients and promotes digestion.