The Science of Raw Food
Scientists have shown that cooking food kills those things we need to be healthy; it has been known that cooking food chemically changes food.
Nutritionally-dense organic uncooked and unprocessed food (and pure, live water) optimizes your health by alkalizing your body. Heating food above 118 degrees F. causes the chemical changes that create acidic toxins, including the carcinogens, mutagens and free-radicals associated with diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Cooking also destroys the live enzymes that aid in digestion and health.
Cooking food can cause potentially harming chemical reactions, for example cooked carbohydrates can do much more than create weight problems. They can turn into a carcinogen called acrylamide, a chemical used to make plastics and dyes that has caused cancer in animals. Out of all the different species on earth we as humans are dependent on cooking our food; fire was only a long while after humans had started living. Eating raw food may seem so preposterous, but it is the healthiest and cleanest way to live.
“The human body is naturally intended to be mostly alkaline. Your blood, for example, must stay between 7.35 and 7.45 pH or you could get seriously ill, or even die! This is so important that your body has an alkaline buffering system to make sure your blood stays in that range. But even within that range there is a huge difference in health factors. Most importantly, with a 1/10th difference in higher, more alkaline pH your blood can carry as much as 300% more oxygen! Imagine the additional energy and endurance you would have if your blood was always as that optimum level!” Robert Ross, a raw foodist explains.
Eating raw food helps the levels stay normal potentially preventing us from serious illness or even death. Changing your diet to include a couple of raw meals a week will help your body fight disease as it comes to run on optimum levels. Converting time honored recipes to align with raw principles will help the transition be easier, but there is a strong case for helping our bodies return to their optimum balances.
Eating raw foods not only benefits you and your body but also the environment, by trying to eat foods that don’t contain any chemicals we support organic farms and help them grow to make sustainable more affordable. In turn these foods won’t produce harmful chemicals when cooked and this helps ud enjoy the world around us, encouraging everyone to live in a better tomorrow.