Foundation Diet and Health
The best perspective for your health
The best perspective for your health
The best perspective for your health
The best perspective for your health
The recipes can also be found in our app.

What Is a Raw Food Diet?

Comments

Anything that is heated beyond 104°F to 108°F (40°C - 42°C) is no longer considered raw. “Raw” simply means no baking, no steaming, no frying, and no cooking.

Slightly prep. Vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts for preparing a vegan meal.© CC0, RitaE, PixabayThere seems to be great lack of clarity around the idea of what a raw food diet really is. In any case, we are always amazed as to how often a raw food diet is confused with a vegetarian diet. And people often believe that all a person has to do to be a raw foodist is to eat their fruits and vegetables raw.

They are then very surprised to hear that being a raw foodist also means that you don’t eat any bread, chocolate, spaghetti, or other cooked or baked foods.

Anything that is heated beyond 104°F to 108°F (40°C - 42°C) is no longer considered raw. “Raw” simply means no baking, no steaming, no frying, and no cooking. 

And the reason why you shouldn’t do these things is easy:

  • Heat destroys many healthy substances in foods and also forms harmful Maillard molecules.
  • Heat changes the chemical structure of essential vitamins and enzymes found in food in such a way that they can no longer be fully metabolized.
  • Heating also changes the chemical composition of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

This means that heating foods results in molecular divisions and also in the formation of new chemicals, with the latter likely being more harmful for our body than the divisions.

However, we can only eat certain starch sources, such as potatoes, in larger quantities after they have been cooked, and cooking destroys toxins that occur naturally in beans.

1. "Cooked foods aren’t harmful for our body"

Comments
Tag Cloud
 body   food   cooked   foods   substances   harmful   diet   diseases   increasingly   lifestyle   raw   eat   natural   destroys   struggle   cooking   humans   aren’t   lead   ourselves   health   defense   deposits   chemical   mechanisms   place   continue   immune   cancer   poisoning