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What are Living and Raw Foods? 

Living and Raw foods are uncooked vegetables, fruits, soaked and sprouted nuts, seeds, and grains that contain powerful enzymes. At Pure we combine these vibrant ingredients to make incredible tasting cuisine. International cuisine from Italian, Asian, Mexican, and American dishes that taste unbelievable. Living 
raw foods have a much higher nutritional value than 'cooked' foods. When you heat foods to a temperature above 105 degrees you destroy the vital nutrients and enzymes while creating toxins. Heat changes the chemical make up of the food which creates substances that the body can no longer recognize. This causes unwanted damage with in our bodies. Without the vital nutrients and enzymes we loose the 'life force' of the food and we get sick with illness & disease.

What are Enzymes?

Enzymes are the life force in food. They are the catalysts that enable vitamins and minerals to be utilized in the body and assist in digestion and absorption of food. Without enzymes, you body becomes toxic which can lead to disease, major digestion problems, and overweight or obesity. The United States leads the nation in obesity and disease.

Why eat living and raw foods?

The reasons are endless.... Enzyme rich food boosts the immune system to keep you vibrantly healthy and repairs damage done to a sick or diseased body. Weight loss becomes effortless. You have energy like that of an eagle because your body isn't spending several hours a day digesting enzyme-less food. You know the feeling of being sleepy after a large 'cooked' meal. You physically feel and look younger when you eat enzyme rich raw foods. Raw food has been shown to reverse disease and degeneration.

Benefits of eating a Raw and Living Foods Diet

The benefits are too abundant to list here, but MANY people have healed themselves of cancers, diabetes, colitis, digestion problems, HIV, obesity, CFS, Asthma, ADD, ADHD anxiety, depression, allergies, migraines, back pain, heartburn, diverticulitis, and many more.....You not only feel and look younger, you sleep less, your skin changes texture and color, weight loss is easy, your hair changes and some of the gray may disappear, wrinkles become less noticeable, your skin will glow and your eyes will sparkle! This does not happen overnight, but, you will see and feel results in as little as a few days.


Medical research in the benefits of RAW!

Michael Donaldson, Ph.D., a nutritional biologist at Cornell University, says, "We are looking at the links between raw foods and [preventing] cancer and degenerative diseases. These studies have opened my eyes, because as scientists we are always trying to make the next pharmaceutical breakthrough."

In one study, Donaldson evaluated the seven-day intake of 180 people eating 60 to 80 percent raw foods to determine the average ingestion of vitamins, minerals, protein, and calories.

He discovered that vitamin and mineral intake was excellent; the ratio of protein to calcium was right where it should be; sodium levels were low while potassium levels were high; fat ratios were good, with 20 to 25 percent fat, coming mostly from flaxseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados.

Cure for What Ails You?

Donaldson and his staff also conducted an intervention study looking at how the raw foods diet affected people with fibromyalgia, a nerve and muscle pain disorder. Over a course of six weeks, 30 people were put on a program that included two to three glasses of carrot juice, barley greens, raw fruits and vegetables, flaxseed oil, and some cooked food at dinner. At the end of the trial, two-thirds showed improvement: two participants overcame their severe depression; one woman went back to work after being out on disability.

"Generally the raw food diet works because it is a synergy," says Donaldson. "Vitamins, enzymes, a healthy bowel, balanced emotions, positive outlook—all of these components come together in a living way. People overcome arthritis, allergies, cancer, you name it. I am still amazed by the testimonials."



Purerawcafe.com does not give medical advice, diagnose diseases or suggest treatments. We believe your body has the inner wisdom to naturally achieve optimal health and heal itself when supported with a diet rich in whole, live, raw foods. If you have any medical conditions or questions, please ask a health professional to review the extensive information and scientific references available before making any radical lifestyle or dietary changes.

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