Taste buds are coated with all sorts of unmentionables from commercial toxic produce. People do not even know how a real piece of fruit tatstes! They do know what chemicalized strawberry flavoring tastes like. It's insane what has happened in this country!
Can't think of anyone who would spit out a wonderful fruit salad. There's so much misinformation that needs to be erased. All that calorie restriction and protein BS - it's a long road, but everyone loves fruit!
I know what you mean about making some dehydrated treats in order to introduce folks to raw food Karen. Sometimes I make some high fat high salt dressings for them for the same reason.
It amazes me always how far we have come from just eating food as it grows. I always feel wonderful on days when I just eat whole, raw, ripe, fruits and veg all day long - no smoothies, no juices, just real food. And it seats me that in order to entice people to try raw food, we often have to make some kind of concoction.
Natural Hygiene states that 20 minute water rule also. Actually it is a moot point when we eat raw food with tons of moisture to it right?
Good points thanks!
ROSALIEESTHER, thanks for this information. The two top reasons raw foodists fail, as you know, is because too much dehydrated and fatty foods. Those are no-no's in this household. When I start solid food again and make anything dehydrated most of it will be given away. I love to make healthier alternatives to SAD and this is a great calling card for the entry into raw food eating. Fat is soon becoming a thing of the past too.
Here's something else I just thought of. Have you heard that you shouldn't drink water...or any beverage...within twenty minutes of eating, either before or after? It dilutes our digestive enzymes and slows the absorption of nutrients.
Another thing that my trainer was talking about was that if you slow down your drinking to two or three ounces at a time, your body uses it more efficiently. If you gulp a lot at one time, it just goes through you. This may be why you hear so many people say 'oh, i can't drink so much water because i'd have to go to the bathroom too much!'
I carry my water bottle with me everywhere...sometimes two of them!
If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan
What you do to yourself, you do to the world. What you do to the world, you do to yourself. -Buddhist proverb
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We all know about drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. What most of us don't realize is that the food we eat can either help to hydrate us or can actually cause our bodies to lose moisture.
When we eat raw, ripe, whole fruit and vegetables we increase our water content with every bite. All the wonderful water in the food helps to hydrate our bodies.
Now, on the other hand, when our food is cooked or dehydrated, the water content is removed. If you are a meat eater, the "moisture" in the cooked meat is really melted fat, the meat itself has lost whatever small amount of water it ever had. If you dehydrate - well the word says it all!
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is recommended by the medical community. It is not usually explained, but the reason that this is necessary is to make up for the dehydration caused by the toxins in our foods.
If we eat cooked food, the body gives it's own moisture to help to hydrate the food and make it digestible. If we eat raw food, we increase the moisture in our bodies as well as providing moisture to digest the food!
We need moisture. It's so much more sensible to stop depleting our moisture and start to add to it by eating raw, whole fruit and vegetables.
Dehydration is dangerous. Hydrate by eating 80-10-10 the Low Fat Raw Vegan way!
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