IT’S NOT EV­ERY­ONE'S CUP OF TEA

YOU Best Diets - - Raw Food Diet -

It’s a diet that hat takes con­sid­er­able time, en­ergy y and com­mit­ment. Here’s why:

❯ Some of the he in­gre­di­ents, such as acai berrieses and ve­gan but­ter, might be dif­fi­cult lt to find, even at health food stores.

❯ The diet might also set you back fi­nan­cially due to some ex­pen­sive in­gre­di­ents as they are still in lim­ited sup­ply and you would have to con­sult a di­eti­cian be­fore­hand.

❯ Some nu­tri­tion sci­en­tists and di­eti­cians such as Suna Kassier would ad­vise against fol­low­ing this diet long term as there hasn’t been any con­clu­sive sci­en­tific ev­i­dence to back up the health claims of the raw food diet.

❯ Some nu­tri­tion­ists ar­gue cook­ing is nec­es­sary, that it en­hances the di­gestibil­ity of food, making it easy for our bod­ies to ab­sorb phy­to­chem­i­cals and vi­ta­mins such as ly­copene from toma­toes and beta-carotene from car­rots and dark green or yel­low veg­eta­bles.

❯ Be­cause the body nat­u­rally pro­duces its own en­zymes in the small in­tes­tine and pan­creas, it may not need the en­zymes from raw food.

❯ “Cook­ing also kills bac­te­ria pro­tect­ing us from food poi­son­ing,” Suna adds.

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