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
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
Raw Food Effect #1: Losing
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.
activity is destroyed at cooking temperatures and below, by a process
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.
AB> Eating more food means
an increase in calories and nutrients you don’t need, like fat.
are not related to nutrition.
AB> Raw Food Effect #2:
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
AB> The calories and specific
carbohydrates in the food slow you down and make you want to sleep or
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
AB> The “lighter”
meal provides the same amount of energy for the rest of your day without
weighing you down right after you eat.
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
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.
runnning $1-2/lb, and "meats" running ~$3-10/lb, this should
AB> If you’re concerned
about the ethical treatment of animals, a raw food diet may be your ticket
to healthy eating.
are purely idiosyncratic, thus no basis for dietary choices.
Organic means that your fruits, vegetables and other foods were grown
without chemical additives, such as pesticides.
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
Try nuts, grains, beans and seeds such as walnuts, fresh peanuts, sunflower
seeds, legumes and pumpkin seeds.
grains, ... have far too much protein to be digested
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
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.