Today I’m going to talk about how to maximize your health with raw foods.
-More people are turning to raw foods in their diet to lose weight, boost energy levels, and reverse disease processes.
-Ideally your diet should be composed of 80% raw foods and 20% cooked foods.
-Raw food is uncooked, undenatured, heated below 118 degrees Fahrenheit- enzymes start to die off at higher temperatures
-Enzymes- break down foods, absorb and digest minerals, help body create new, healthy cells.
-Americans are most deficient in enzymes.
-Enzymes Sources: raw vegetables and raw fruits, beans, nuts and seeds, raw dairy products.
-Cooking foods kill 10-80% nutrients in food.
Book: The Raw Truth by Jordan Rubin
Top 10 Raw Foods
1. Leafy Greens
-Kale = most nutrient-dense
-Kale Shake: draxe.com/recipe/kale-shake/
-Packed with Vitamin K and enzymes
2. Citrus Fruits
-Lemon, limes, grapefruit, oranges
-Detox Drink: draxe.com/recipe/secret-detox-drink/
-Packed with Vitamin C to boost immunity
3. Sesame and Pumpkin Seeds
-Promote prostate health and hormone balance
-Spicy Pumpkin Seeds:draxe.com/recipe/spicy-pumpkin-seeds/
-Packed with potassium to promote hydration
-Great source of Vitamin E
-Great source of healthy, monounsaturated Omega-9 fats
-Guacamole recipe: draxe.com/recipe/guacamole/
-Health Benefits of Coconut Kefir: draxe.com/probiotic-foods/
-Kevita: fermented coconut water
-Kefir cultures: Body Ecology
-Raw Kombucha tea
-Health Benefits of Kombucha: draxe.com/7-reasons-drink-kombucha-everyday/
-Great source of calcium and antioxidant beta carotene, which protects skin against harmful UV rays
-Health Benefits of Carrots: draxe.com/carrot-juice/
-Raw Superfood Carrot Salad Recipe: draxe.com/recipe/raw-superfood-carrot-salad/
7. Raw Dairy:
-Raw cheese, raw kefir (goat,sheep)
-Beyond Organic: draxe.com/beyond-organic/
-Health Benefits Raw Dairy: draxe.com/raw-milk-benefits/
-Loaded enzymes, high in electrolytes
-Health Benefits of Celery: draxe.com/benefits-of-celery/
9. Cultured vegetables
-Sauerkraut Recipe: draxe.com/recipe/sauerkraut-recipe/
-Health Benefits of Fermented Veggies: draxe.com/fermented-foods/
-Packed with electrolytes and enzymes
-Refreshing Watermelon Beverage: draxe.com/recipe/watermelon-agua-fresca/
-Health Benefits of Watermelon: draxe.com/benefits-of-watermelon/
Action Steps: Start adding more raw foods to your diet
1. Breakfast: Add kale or leafy greens to morning superfood smoothie
2. Lunch: Superfood Salad
3. Snack: Hummus with raw veggies
4. Supplement with green powder or wheatgrass (Axe Naturals Green Superfood)