Healthy Eating Tips : Eating Healthy Raw & Cooked Foods

I'd like to talk another aspect of a healthy diet something that is not usually discussed in relation to you know the five food groups and so on and that is raw food the benefits of raw food and the benefits of cooked food like other aspects of nutrition we're looking for balance here and it's important to get raw food in the diet for the live rush should say the active enzymes in there enzymes are considered the life force of foods so if you put a raw food like a raw potato in the ground it will grow into a plant if you cook put a cooked potato in the ground it'll just decay so that's an example of the life force in raw foods and there are different opinions about what proportion it should constitute in the diet there are some people that are advocating these days a completely raw food diet which I don't subscribe to I think we need more of the balance but this is something that's increasing in popularity as seen by the emergence of the raw food restaurants and the raw food quote-unquote cookbooks so raw foods of course we commonly think of our vegetables and fruits but there are other raw foods as well raw eggs for example if you remember the rocky movies remember rocky downing his raw eggs in his blender shake in the morning even raw dairy products like raw milk and in some states this is available not all raw milks raw milk comes from a certified dairy and what that means is the herd is checked on a regular basis in some cases daily for keep them clean and to prevent pathogens so a certified dairy turns out a very safe raw food product in my opinion and you know raw foods could also be sprouted nuts seeds and grains even fish you've heard of sushi you know sushi consists of a lot of different types of raw fish and we can talk about the proportion as I said I don't subscribe to a completely raw diet but I believe as much as seventy percent of the diet can be raw and the problem with raw foods you might need to be careful about sometimes raw foods Harbor pathogens like raw fish bacteria that might be on certain raw foods too much raw food in the diet can actually weaken digestion and certain conditions you would not want to eat a log lot of raw foods like if a person were suffering from candida for example which is too much dampness in the body we don't want to contribute more dampness by eating a lot of raw foods some of the advantages of cooked foods cooked foods actually cooking makes some of the nutrients more available to the body as in the case of carrots you can get assimilate more carrot carotenoids by cooking the vegetables not overcooking them but al dente as they say tomatoes tomatoes contain lycopene another member of the carotenoid family and we know that men who get more cooked tomato products in the diet have a lower risk of prostate cancer that was not seen in those consuming the raw tomato products so again we need a nice balance of raw and cooked foods in the diet well here's a gourmet approach to raw foods is something like you might find in some of the raw food restaurants this is a spinach quiche it's got an almond crust and it has spinach kale celery collard greens and it's got sort of a mild almond cream topping looks delicious here is another one this is a mediterranean wrap this has sprouted lentils and let us in here also delicious so these type of gourmet raw foods you would have to look around try your local natural food store you'll see more and more they're carrying some of these gourmet raw varieties


  1. Thank you so much for making this video its real balanced and there needs to be more videos like this.

  2. haha alot of ppl walking in the background

  3. @MikeLockard Well that can't be accurate or complete. If there was no difference than all the benefits(below) wouldn't occur;

    — Us Raw-foodists notice smoother skin, fat-loss. more energy, getting rid of diseases(fibromyalgea, diabetes, My tinnitus went away after 18 years.)

    And most of us report "smiling for no reason"

  4. @whitbyjet65 …And their muscle is "Marbled" with fat.

    I'm now 95% raw for 2 years
    Vegan for 16 years
    Feeling better = happier
    My tinnitus went away

  5. @jm463 The only reason that can happen is the hormones in meat.
    Also, some of that muscle is acturally fat & water retention. And meat-eaters are more likely to have more of that.

  6. So if i put a raw fish in the ground …. kidding :p nice vid .

  7. You don't NEED the weight, but if you WANT it:

    1. lift weights
    2. nuts, seeds, avocados
    3. variety

  8. I eat healthy food and I admire healthy food. Have no problems with apetite I eat well and all that but… I think I need a little more weight. I'm 19, 182cm tall but have only 60-65kg. I think that's beacuse of my metabolism for I don't eat lesser than avarage or heavier persons and I'm very energetic. Is there any way I can increase my weight?

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