Surprising Effects of Raw Food

6 Surprising Effects Of Raw Food By Allison Boyer

AB> If you are like me, you probably love sauces and gravies so the effects of raw food may not interest you.
    Sauces and gravies owe their flavors to either: Maillard reaction products caused by the high temperatures of cooking or herbs, spices, and condiments that can be employed in raw foods, also.

AB> Of course, your doctor can help you determine if a raw food diet is right for you, ...
    Just how would an MD, with no meaningful training in orthodox nutrition, determine anything about a raw diet he has never experienced, personally, nor has any theoretical understanding of.  MD's are concerned about disease suppression, certainly NOT concerned with healthy diet.  his suggestion may be a legal gambit, but it is of no useful purpose.
     People who experiment with raw diets are on the cutting edge of experiential nutritional research, and they better educate themselves in introductory biochemistry, because horrendous lies are currently being mindlessly propagated throughout contemporary nutribabble.

Raw Food Effect #1: Losing Weight

AB> Raw food is considered food that is eaten without being cooked or heated at temperatures over 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw foods contain enzymes which are destroyed when cooked at temperatures over 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Enzymes' biological activity is destroyed at cooking temperatures and below, by a process called denaturing.

AB> Enzymes are crucial in the body because they help with digestion.
    Enzymes needed by the body to mitigate its biochemistry are made in the body for that purpose. There is no credible scientific information that the plant enzymes from plants, those in 'foods', support human biochemistry.  Those who make this claim never support this view with scientific references.

AB> Without enzymes, you’ll survive, but you won’t be using your food to its maximum potential.
    Here, AB> confuses human forming their own enzymes internally, and external plant enzymes which take no part in human biochemistry.

AB> Therefore, you’ll have to eat more food to get the same amount of nutrients if you cook your food instead of eating it raw.
    Non sequitur.

AB> Eating more food means an increase in calories and nutrients you don’t need, like fat.
    Calories are not related to nutrition.

AB> Raw Food Effect #2: Increased Energy
To go along with your weight-loss, raw foods are also great because they give you a boost of energy. Again, this has to do with the enzymes.
    Although one's energy will increases to unimaginable levels, this has nothing to do with enzymes, because we create our needed enzymes internally.  This effect is related to the increased consumption of nutrients that have not been physically damaged in structure by the high temperatures of cooking.

AB> Chemical reactions in the body aside, ...
    Gee -- let's just ignore biochemistry.

AB> The calories and specific carbohydrates in the food slow you down and make you want to sleep or rest.
    Calories are supposed to provide us energy, remember?

AB> Now think about how you feel after eating a garden salad and some fruit.
    One should NOT mix fruits and vegetables in the same meal because their chemistries are quite different.  This increase in energy is a result of the fruit sugars in fruit.  Sugar (glucose) is that which carries the energy to our cells.

AB> The “lighter” meal provides the same amount of energy for the rest of your day without weighing you down right after you eat.

AB> A true raw foodist eats over 75% raw foods. Ideally, a raw foodist eats a diet made of 100% raw food, but this isn’t always possible.
    There are thousands of 100%ers.

AB> In any case, if you simply replace even a few meals a week with raw food instead of other foods, you should see a decrease in your grocery bill.
    With fruts/vegetables runnning $1-2/lb, and "meats" running ~$3-10/lb, this should be obvious.

AB> If you’re concerned about the ethical treatment of animals, a raw food diet may be your ticket to healthy eating.
    Ethics are purely idiosyncratic, thus no basis for dietary choices.

AB> Organic means that your fruits, vegetables and other foods were grown without chemical additives, such as pesticides.
    Unfortunately, "organic standards" do NOT require that trace minerals or organic material are supplied to burnt-out, highly-toxic commercial farmland that has been doused with pesticides, herbicides, etc. for decades.

AB> Chemical additives in our food can hurt the environment.
    They hurt the human consumer too.

AB> Try nuts, grains, beans and seeds such as walnuts, fresh peanuts, sunflower seeds, legumes and pumpkin seeds.
    Nuts/seeds, beans, grains, ... have far too much protein to be digested properly.

AB> You can also soak your seeds, grains and beans ...
    Too much protein, see above two links.

AB> ... and due to the enzymes, they can help you to digest your food ...
    There is absolutely no scientific evidence that even suggests that enzymes in foods help human digest their foods.

AB> In short, you’ll feel healthier when eating a raw food diet.
    Until the cleansing reactions occur.

AB> Raw foods have also been shown to have positive effects on the skin and the nutrients found in these foods can also help with hormone balance.
    Foods are dead chemicals, they can not "do" anything or have "effects".  The living human body does the doing through the programming of our genetic code, and its resulting biochemistry.



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