Raw and fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouted grains, nuts and seeds are described as living foods because they have all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phyto- nutrients.
Cooking, canning and processing destroy or change or denature them and are described as dead foods. At 116 to 120 degree F most enzymes, and other nutrients are destroyed.
Do you know what happens when you heat your food? The enzymes are lost, proteins denatured, oils and fats convert to trans fatty-acids which are carcinogenic, sugars are caramelised, vitamins and minerals are depleted, water is reduced and fibre is refined which makes it less beneficial to the body.
Cooking our foods can cause a loss of up to 97 percent of some water soluble vitamins like vitamin C and up to 40 percent of the fat soluble vitamins.
Consuming cooked or dead foods makes digestion more difficult and hence may result in constipation. Years of consuming dead foods makes the body prone to diseases, low vitality, loss of spiritual and mental clarity, and early death.
Please, note that consuming cooked foods is like filling the petrol tank of your car with contaminated or low grade fuel, this can cause your engine to knock.
People suffering from various ailments have recovered with change of diet to living foods. But should we wait till the body starts to malfunction before taking raw foods? God has designed the body to function on living foods. The human body is designed to be nourished with living foods and not dead or cooked foods.
In the Garden of Eden, God intended that all animals including humans should eat raw foods from plants. The life force from plants is transferred directly to the human body that consumes the plants.
Genesis chapter 1:29 says “ and God said, behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed to you it shall be for food.
Whole, sun ripe, raw, organic foods, are the keys to great health and vitality. They are the givers of life energy and healers of diseases. They are essential to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and vitality. They are proving to be the healthiest diet because we receive maximum nutrition when we eat our foods in their natural state.
If you eat living food, it will quicken you, but if you kill your food, the dead food will kill you also. Life comes from life, and fromdeath always comes death. Everything which kills your foods, kills your bodies also. Your bodies become what your foods are.
Benefits of eating living foods include:
1. Healing of many chronic diseases – diabetes, migraines, asthma, joint pain, fibromyalgia, allergies, colitis, depression, anxiety, cancer etc.
2. Losing weight the natural way.
3. Your skin glows, eyes brighter, and hair shiny.
4. Ageing process slows down, wrinkles disappear, blemishes vanish.
5. Your strength and energy increase.
Advantages of living foods include:
1. They are full of enzymes, minerals and other phyto-nutrients.
2. They have the best balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet your body’s requirements.
3. Have more flavour than cooked foods. So there is no need to add salt, sugar and spices.
4. Living foods require very little time to prepare.
5. They have more life force and more healing properties.
Therefore, eat fruits, nuts, vegetables, which are whole, fresh, and alive and packed with life.
You can notice remarkable difference in your health when you start to make your diet fifty percent of raw foods.