A green juice a day will do a lot more than keep the doctor away”. – Mimi Kirk
I have had Mimi Kirk’s book – Live Raw – for ages and have only recently been going through lately because I wanted to try out some of Mimi’s recipes.
Mimi Kirk writes in her book that the secret to her aging so gracefully is because of the raw lifestyle she has been living for more than two decades now and it’s true, she really look very young and healthy for 77! Like Mimi, a raw foodie is someone who eats 75-100% live, nutritionally-dense organic uncooked and unprocessed food and drinks pure, live water.
The Science Behind Raw Nutrition
Science now proves that cooking not only destroys nutrition and enzymes but chemically changes foods from the substances needed for health into acid-forming toxins, free-radicals and poisons that destroy our health!
According to www.rawfoodlife.com, our bodies sort of analkaline battery, running on electrons that need life-giving energy or electrons from the healthy foods we eat. When food is cooked or processed, life-giving electrons or energy or nutrients are lost – the source of the energy your body needs. Healthy foods ‘contribute” electrons/energy, and are called alkalizing or “reducing.” Things that are unhealthy steal electrons/energy, and are called acidic or “oxidizing”(which means to burn up, rust, break down or decay).
Therefore, heating food above 118 degrees causes the chemical changes that create acidic toxins, among which are cancer-causing toxins, mutagens and free-radicals associated with diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Another reason why we should eat raw is because cooking also destroys the live enzymes that aid in digestion and health.
As your body learns to absorb this additional nutrition and energy you’ll be less hungry, getting more energy from what you do eat, and eat less. This ultimately can reduce your food costs, as well as your health care costs, far below what is was when you were eating empty calories filled with the acidic toxins.
Eating raw is good for your health, the planet and your wallet!