As a nutritionist Karen continually has individuals come into her office who are experiencing health problems due to their diet. It’s what caused her to start this blog; a desire to help those in need start their own raw food journey to health and wellness.
A raw food diet may have its benefits, but it also comes with some risks if not done properly. You can end up affecting your health negatively, defeating the purpose of eating raw food. However if the food is consumed appropriately, they can be very nutritious supplement to your lifestyle. Here are some tips that will help you to get started.
It takes some time to understand everything you need and you must put in some effort. Read some articles from a specialized nutritionist on the topic. You can also search the internet for reliable voices that can provide some genuine insight into the changes you will be making and the health advantages you will get if you decide to embrace the raw food lifestyle.
Learn what works for you
Every person is different. Things that have worked well for other individuals may not go well with you when you consume them. Do not be scared to do some test with new food. Be creative and organize your menu ahead of time to capitalize on efficiency. Share your ideas with others who are on a raw food diet and attempt whatever they eat to see if it can work will for you.
It is not good for you to take a lot of raw foods when you are starting since they will be new to your diet. In the same way you warm up ahead of an exercise, you must warm up ahead of embracing the entire new nutritional lifestyle. Begin by including a few raw food into your diet every day up to the point you steadily increase the quantity of 75-80 percent raw food. The percentage is common to many individuals on this diet.
Eating green vegetables
It is vital for you to incorporate a lot of green leafy vegetables into your daily diet. They have the minerals that will be required as your body detoxifies itself from the unhealthful lifestyle you have been living. Greens have chlorophyll, fiber, vitamins and other essential nutrients that are helpful in supporting the health of your body. Green sap and smoothies from vegetable greens are easily assimilated into the body.
Eat enough food
People who avoid eating enough food are always unable to succeed when beginning a few raw food diets. It is vital to measure your daily calorie, protein and fat consumption and ensure you are eating enough food, particularly in the start when every food is new to your body. A calorie that is contained in raw food is lower compared to the one found in cooked food, and for that reason you need to eat enough of it.
Drink a lot of water
Drinking a lot of water is something every person should be doing every day, whether you are eating raw food diet or not. Raw food has more water compared to cooked food; however, hydration is still just as indispensable. Although there is water that comes from foods you eat, you also have to drink a lot of purified natural spring water.