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A few good reasons to eat Living Food
The life force of food is greatly depleted or
destroyed when it is cooked. The bioelectrical energy field is
altered and greatly depleted, as is graphically demonstrated
with kirlian photography.
The biochemical structure and nutrient makeup of
the food is altered from its original state. Molecules in the
food are deranged, degraded, and broken down. The food is
degenerated in many ways.
Fiber in plant foods is broken down into a soft,
passive substance that loses its broom-like and magnetic
cleansing quality in the intestines.
Raw Food provides perfect health,
and vitality, improved clarity
of mind and many other
Eating raw contributes towards
environment, (meat products deplete it)
Eating Raw makes a stand against
over-processed, profit driven, genetically modified, food.
Eating raw reduces the rampant
cruelty of animals in
fish and dairy to our supermarket shelves
Eating organic raw food increases the demand
for organic produce thus leading to organic food becoming
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For Raw fooders, this site is a
resource for finding many useful links, services and suppliers in
Southern Africa, that are facilitating this trend towards
There are many fascinating websites on the fast growing
Raw movement overseas, but not many here in Africa.
We'll keep adding useful links to this directory as more
become available on this side of the planet.
On a Raw diet
you THRIVE !
'normal' eaters, the site can help bring your attention to the
'missing link' in the food chain...Optimal Nutrition!
And shed some light on the dangers of eating mostly cooked food.
The bonus is that eating more Raw Food is one of the most
effective things you can do to live lightly and responsibly on the
have been eating raw organic vegan food for long periods of time show
remarkable health, vitality, strength, and clarity of mind.
Many have cured themselves of debilitating diseases. Optimum weight
is reached and the ageing process slows down.
With the proliferation of :
chemical laden agriculture,
inhumane and unhealthy animal factory farming,
profit driven processed
foods, full of chemical additives and preservatives
genetically modified crops
the massive increase in cancer and other debilitating
... we owe it to ourselves to take personal responsibility for
knowing about the origins and nutrients of the food that we
have become addicted to convenience and taste, instead of serving our body's
The consequences of this unhealthy way of eating
....and many others
cancer, can be overcome by cutting out cooked food and eating
Nutrients, enzymes, minerals and proteins are
perfectly set up in raw food to easily digest as they pass through
our systems. Raw food gives us energy and reinforces our immune system,
enabling our bodies to remain the self-healing, self-regulating
systems they were designed to be.
Any food heated over 40 degrees Celsius
destroys the enzymes and proteins and our bodies have to work harder
to manufacture enzymes to digest the food, thus robbing us of energy
to do other things.
is riddled with chemicals to improve taste and help it last
longer on the supermarket shelf. It is usually cooked at very high
temperatures, destroying most of the good stuff and then synthetic
flavours are added back in to make it taste good again.
It does seem
strange that we deplete the nutrient value of our food before we eat
it, that we prefer cooked or processed, chemical laden food, rather than wholesome, fresh, energy giving food.
demand for animal products, we have allowed meat, and chicken farmers and fish companies
to use astoundingly
cruel methods to get those packages onto the shelf,
not to mention the hormones, steroids, and anti-biotics, they
use, which we then ingest.
There is such an
abundance and variety of natural delicious fruit, vegetables,
sprouts, nuts and seeds available. Perfectly designed for humans to
thrive on. We were not designed to have health insurance and medical
aid. We just need to relearn how to
prepare Raw food, to satisfy our need for intense taste thrills. There
are some truly delicious
recipes out there now to do just that. Its
easy and its fast and there are no greasy pots and pans to wash up !
in Africa, we would do well to move back to the
way our ancestors ate, straight off the land, without the chemicals
and pesticides and additives in processed, long shelf-life food.
Fruit, vegetables, a few nuts
and seeds and the occasional piece of game meat, has sustained man
for millennia. Grains
were only used in times of drought when fresh vegetables were not
available. Maize farming was probably only introduced to Africa to supply cheap food
for slave ships in the 16/17th century. Cooked maize has become the
staple diet of many African nations and is one of the least
nutritious meals for humans.
What's worse is the fast junk food outlets
are springing up
like parasites in every city, and home grown foods of village
communities are becoming a distant memory to the millions of newly
urbanised. Long-life milk, synthetic fruit juices, masses of
sweets and processed convenience foods have taken over our diets and the result is a general degeneration of
health, more dependence on doctors and pharmaceuticals and the
declining knowledge of how to produce our own food.
We have become dependent on
The corporations that run them, along with the big food
processing manufacturers, have placed nutrition and health way down on
their list of priorities, well behind profits, shelf-life, branding, display,
advertising, high volumes and fast turnover.
So, we can
choose to buy into that system of exploitation by supporting
processed food, fast food, and supermarkets or take back the only power we have -
our buying power -
and insist on nutritious organic food.
Your best bet is to learn to
grow sprouts in your
grow your own vegetables, even if it is only in a few crates on
If more spare
land was cultivated by individuals and communities, we wouldn't have
food shortages, and we wouldn't be dependent on a system
that exploits our taste buds for profit. We could swop excess from
each other and encourage more wholesome home industries to thrive.
You might say, well people have been surviving quite adequately on processed
and cooked food, so what's the big deal? The big deal
quality of life people on raw foods have found, (see
benefits). Imagine never getting
ailments, never needing drugs or doctors, feeling way more
energetic, thinking more clearly, running faster, keeping up with
your kids till a ripe old age.
Also - by buying organic food you make a statement about our
right to nutritious food as opposed to food that depletes us
and keeps us operating at half the speed, power and mental agility
we were designed for.
You will only be doing
yourself and your family a great service by :
introducing more and more
raw living food into your diet (fresh food loses approximately
80% of its nutrients when cooked)
trying your best to find
organic produce wherever possible (tests have been done that
prove organic food has about 70% more nutrients than commercially
grown crops, not to mention the pesticides and residues left on
learn how to grow vegetables in
your garden, teach your kids that the best food comes from
nature, not supermarkets. Put a sprout rack up in your kitchen for
the most nutritious delicious accompaniments to every meal.
drop the stuff that
just isn't doing you any good - sugar, cereals and sweets, fizzy
cold drinks, bread, coffee, chocolate, cakes and other baked and
processed goods with additives. There are so many testimonials out
there about the radical improvement people feel when they do this.
Stop eating out of bags, boxes, bottles, containers, and cans. If it crinkles, don’t eat it. “Foods” in plastic
containers and crinkly wrappers are generally overcooked and highly
processed, far from whole and nutritious. Steer clear from anything
that says "lite"
or "no sugar - artificially sweetened" - aspartame is highly
toxic and is in all diet drinks and foods.
conscious consumer, and read the ingredients labels on everything
you buy so at least you know that what you are buying comes
with a double price: one to your pocket and one to your health.
Chemicals and preservatives are not doing you any good. They may not kill you, but
they will accumulate in your system and dull your vitality, speed up your
ageing process and could lead to painful diseases.
increase your consumption
of the good stuff: honey, fruit, salads, home-made green juices and
green smoothies (delicious and energising...Really!) nuts, sprouts and many gourmet raw dishes you can make
that will delight your palette and your digestive system.
if you don't want to follow a 100% Raw Vegan diet
(which is much easier and tastier than you might think), this site will give you ideas
to create a healthier lifestyle by simply adding MORE raw food to
your meals. Every little bit more helps!
For people wanting to switch
to all Raw, you'll find many links and articles and
delicious recipes here to
help you along your way. It's a fascinating journey of
rediscovery - finding delicious new tastes, knowing it's all good
for you, (even raw chocolate) and learning to read what your body thrives best on.
Browse the site
and some of the links to rediscover the delicious world
of Raw Natural Foods . I welcome your comments and
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