Raw Food Benefits

To some, the thought of eating raw food is an abhorrent one. They can hardly imagine biting into a medium-rare steak without going pale, let alone eating an entirely raw piece of meat. However, if you can overcome the initial shock, which is usually initiated by the appearance, eating food in its “natural state” can be very delectable and healthy at the same time. Yes, the texture will take some getting used to for those who have never experienced eating raw foods before, but there are quite a few benefits that come along with eating uncooked food.

With the plethora of literature, a.k.a. recipe books available these days, you will surely find recipes that will compliment your palate and make you wish you had tried eating raw foods long ago.

So, if you’re considering incorporating raw foods into your diet and want to learn more, this article will shed some light on the benefits eating raw foods will provide, while also recommending some recipe books to check out.

Health Benefits

Here is a list of proven benefits one can count on if incorporating raw foods into their diet:

  • Provides dietary fiber
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Prevents constipation (can also treat this issue as well)
  • Have acne problems? Eating raw food can help clear up your skin
  • Assists with optimal liver functioning
  • Improves digestion
  • Gives the body more energy

Who Should Seriously Consider a Raw Food Diet and Why

The health benefits mentioned above apply to anyone, but there are special cases where having a raw food diet can have a seriously positive impact on your physical ailments. Those special cases involve people suffering from:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Food allergies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

Many people would scoff at the idea that by simply eating raw foods you can improve some of these physical ailments, but it’s true. When you cook foods, adding all types of ingredients and using different cooking methods, such as frying, baking, etc., you are destroying valuable vitamins that offer remedies to such illnesses mentioned above, not to mention that raw foods are actually easier to digest than cooked foods and offer essential enzymes that help improve the body’s functioning.

Some of the obvious benefits of eating raw foods are the absence of acid, which leads to inflammatory reactions throughout the digestive system. By eliminating the harmful acids caused by spices and other various ingredients, your body will be able to digest and process food without causing damage to internal organs and systems of the body.

Recipe Books

Below are three great raw foods recipe book that anyone seriously considering a raw food diet should take a look at.

The Naked Diet by Tess Ward

This fantastic recipe book is great for people who are easing into the raw food diet. This book isn’t dedicated entirely to raw food, but there is a section that concentrates solely on how to prepare and eat uncooked food.

Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse by Shauna R. Martin

This book is for those looking to start a raw food detox. It deals with green foods, as the title suggests, and has great recommendations for meals that won’t leave you starving afterward.

The Fully Raw Diet by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram

This raw food recipe book is an Amazon best seller and offers a 21-day approach to a healthy raw food diet.

So, whether you’re suffering from health issues or just looking to improve your diet, eating raw foods is a great way to go. Take a look through the recipe books mentioned above or scour the vast array of books out there today to find those delicious raw recipes that you will enjoy most, and then start eating healthier and subsequently living healthier as well.





  1. Elva Roberts says

    I love most raw fruits and vegetables. I hope you are talking about eating ‘raw meat’ with tongue in cheek. I do not think I would ever eat raw meat so that is not an issue for me. I am interested in how we can make other raw foods more palatable but raw meat is: “verboten.”

  2. Shirleyp says

    Raw fruits and vegetables have a lot of health benefits

  3. Treen Goodwin says

    I could eat raw veggies all day , i love them , and fruit too its really so good for you 🙂

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