Summer is the perfect time to have raw food. In summer, fruit and vegetables are plenty, cheap and tasty. Many people eat raw to lose weight, keep it off or simply to improve overall health. This will give your body all nutrients it needs in terms of nutrition and energy. Raw food has lots of benefits:
- Reduce chances of having cancer
You can reduce your risk of cancer by incorporating more raw foods into your daily eating plan. Raw foods have increased bio- availability of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and lower in toxins than cooked foods. Cooking foods can produce toxic carcinogens that can lead to different types of cancer and many other diseases.
- Raw foods are a good source of natural enzymes
Raw foods are a great source of various enzymes and help promote better digestion, healthy cholesterol levels and prevent constipation. Moreover, eating raw foods regularly helps speed up your metabolism, thus help you lose weight.
- It helps prevent sugar cravings
Raw food helps you with the sugar cravings as fruits are a natural source of sugar and many other nutrients that give your body energy. When eaten with seeds and nuts, raw fruits make perfectly healthy snacks. Certain vegetables also help to keep sweet cravings in check such as bell peppers, tomatoes and carrots. These vegetables are rich in powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and low in calories.
- 4. Raw foods are low in fat and calories
Fruits and vegetables are best option while watching your calorie intake as they are low in fats and calories. Whether you want to keep a check on your calorie intake, prevent nutrient deficiencies, or need to increase on energy, grab a piece of fruit or enjoy a fresh salad each dayAlthough nuts and seeds should be consumed in moderation.
- 5. Relish raw foods.
Bananas, kiwi , oranges, apples, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, carrots, mangoes, pineapples, avocado, bell peppers and many other fruits and vegetables are very delicious and you don’t need to add any salt and sugar to add on taste
- 6. They are not expensive
Raw foods are usually expensive during the winter season, but it’s much cheaper during the summer and fall season. Fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts are cheaper than processed foods,
- Raw foods are versatile
Raw foods are super versatile and you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make something really delicious and unique. Adding raw foods to fresh salads, juices, smoothies can be one deliciously pave your way to healthy lifestyle. Too lazy to make a smoothie, you can always eat them raw!
Eating raw is always beneficial and affordable. Raw foods contain most of the vital nutrients your body needs to function normally and are high in water content that keep you hyderated, healthy and energized.
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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