High in fiber—Fiber rich foods like vegetables, fruits, seeds, and beans are associated with a number of health benefits including: weight control, cardiovascular health, disease fighting phytochemicals, and digestive health among many more.
Weight loss—Raw foods are low in calories, so incorporating more raw foods in your diet can help aid weight loss and help detoxify our bodies. However, our caloric needs cannot be met through fruits and vegetables alone. To make sure you’re maintaining a healthy weight on a raw foods diet, it’s important to consume a large amount of nuts, seeds, and avocado.
Vitamins and minerals—Certain vitamins in foods such as vitamin C and folate are destroyed by heat. Research shows that cooking certain foods like broccoli destroys its cancer-fighting properties.
Cooling and hydrating—Raw foods contain a high water content which helps to cool downyour body and keep you hydrated. Snack on fresh fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumbers, pears, and leafy greens to stay hydrated and energized during the hot summer months.
Increased energy—Since they are closer to their live natural states, raw foods can provide us with a higher quality of energy to help us feel more alive and ready to take on the day.