The Challenge of Changing to Raw Foods

Going raw is easier than ever
These tried-and-true tips will help with your transition to healthier eating.

Raw-food restaurants are on the rise, boasting decadent desserts, an overwhelming array of smoothies, and dozens of appetizers, salads, and entrées that leave no doubt that raw food can satisfy both body and soul.

1 Start gradually by eating one fully raw meat per day such as a large salad with chopped vegetables and cold pressed oils

2 Eliminate white bread, refined sugars, and meat. “

3 Add those things in that you like - For example, nor everyone is going to jump for sprout juice, but a raw chocolate (cacao) smoothie would likely interest more people
4 Gradually transition to two fully raw meals a day or more. Cleansing and detoxification reactions can vary from mild to harsh. Raw food is healing and cleansing and this can stir up toxic materials stored in the body.
5 If going completely grain-free is daunting, consider incorporating quinoa and millet into your diet, Millet and quinoa are ‘non-stored’ grains, other grains are often subject to pest management procedures and can become host to molds or fungus. They are alkaline forming and don’t contribute to acidity.
6 Replace baked and yeasted bread with sprouted Ezekiel wheat or Manna bread.
7 Stock up on fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens, avocado, raw (unroasted) nuts, seeds and nut butters, extra-virgin olive oil, and cold- pressed flaxseed oil. Lettuce, celery, green-leafy sprouts, and non-sweet fruits such as cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, and red bell peppers are easier to digest.
8 If you have problems with cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts, consider blending these or running them through a juicer. Green super food supplements help a lot.
9 Minimize dried fruits and nuts, if you are prone to Candida overgrowth, you will want to avoid dates, raisins, and other sugar dense fruits.