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Raw Food Diet Diabetes

Assist me with what this Raw Food Diet Diabetes means. Does it help in controlling diabetes?
(November 1, 2010)

What is a raw food diet?

A raw food diet plan can be described as a diet program, in which at least 75% or everything you eat is in the raw form. Therefore, the foods that are generally included in this diet are fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains, sprouts, juices, dried fruit, spices and herbs. A raw food diet consists of interesting and delicious recipes like raw granola, fresh salads, raw vegan nut cheese, raw cheese, sashimi, hot chocolate, chocolate cake, ice cream, salsa, guacamole and pesto. Some of the other fun foods that can be included in a raw food diet are raw chocolate, goji berries, young coconuts, maca and raw honey. There are some people who include fish and poultry of good quality in a raw food diet.

However, most of the raw food eaters also follow a vegan diet and therefore, they do not eat any meat, dairy products or other animal products.

Apart from the raw food diet weight loss benefits, this diet is one of the best ways to detoxify your body too. However, just like any other diet plan, a raw food diet plan should include foods that are healthy and contain essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, carbs and fats and so on. Fortunately, it is very easy to get all such nutrients from most of the foods that are a part of a raw food diet. In fact, the raw food diet is popular with so many people across the world that there are a number of diets that are based on the consumption of mainly raw food.

Some of the diets that comprise of over 75% raw foods are:
• Fruitarian diet
• Raw food detox diet
• Metabolism diet
• Eating in the Raw
• Green smoothie recipes
• Instinctive nutrition
• Raw food revolution
• Liver cleansing diet
• Sun-food diet

There are some people, who follow a 100% raw food diet, which is much better and healthier than a partial raw food diet, but is also much more difficult to follow.

How to start a raw food diet?
There are many people who are interested in trying out the raw food diet, but find it difficult to get started. In case you want to begin following a raw food diet, it is important to start out with easy foods and recipes. Complication food options like sprouting, dehydrating, etc, which may require special tools and techniques, should be avoided in the beginning. For a higher chance of success with the raw food diet plan, it is best to stick to smoothies, juices, salads, soups and other raw foods that you are familiar with

Raw food diet menu
Given below are some different meal plans that can be included as a part of a raw food diet menu:

• Banana pancakes
• Bean sprouts
• Flax meal
• Fresh fruit
• Granola
• Oatmeal
• Vanilla coconut yogurt

• Coleslaw made with avocado
• Garden salad
• Gazpacho soup
• Homemade sunflower-seed pate on slices of cucumber
• Wheatgrass

• Carrot soup
• Avocado soup
• Tai lettuce wraps
• Sashimi
• Mock meat balls

Snacks & Drinks
• Green juice or fresh juices
• Guacamole
• Salsa with crackers
• Smoothies
• Spinach and herbal tea
• Coconut water
• Chocolate cake

It is important for you to realize that switching over to a raw food diet suddenly can have an adverse reaction on your body. Hence, it is best to make a gradual transition from your regular eating habits to the raw food diet plan. It is also best to check with a doctor or a professional dietician, before starting a raw food diet plan.

Submitted by S M on November 1, 2010 at 06:10


Raw Food Diet Diabetes 

Raw food diet program is the new way of diet program that will help in reducing the weight in healthy manner. These foods are natural, unprocessed and uncooked foods, organic and plant based. Some of the foods present in raw food diet are vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, water. Nuts, seeds. It is not cooked as it contains certain enzymes that are digestible and can be inactivated by cooking.

Raw food diet is beneficial for boosting the energy levels, lowering cholesterol, enhancing the appearance of skin, lowering heart diseases, lowering body weight as well as lowering the risk of developing cancers and diabetes. It is rich in fiber as well as potassium and is not caloric dense. Certain reaction to the detoxification of raw foods are head ache, nausea and depression. Certain phytochemical present in the raw foods are inactivated and only gets activated on heating. Thus raw foods can be beneficial for those who are health conscious. But raw foods need to be cleaned properly before consuming to avoid microorganisms. Consult a doctor if you need to switch over to raw food diet. You need to increase the bulk of foods to satisfy the hunger. 

Submitted by A M on June 12, 2008 at 08:28


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