are Living and Raw Foods?
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.
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.
eat living and raw foods?
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
of eating a Raw and Living Foods Diet
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.
research in the benefits of RAW!
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."
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.
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.
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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.
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
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