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Tuesday, July 8,2014

Question: Do I have to be 100% raw to get benefits?

By Brigitte Lang

Answer: No you don't have to be 100% raw. You will see benefits from being more raw than you are now. If you eat 90% cooked food and only 10% raw, increase the raw to 50% and cooked food to 50% in each meal. However, the cooked food shouldn’t be candy bars, soda, chocolate, fried chicken, etc. Try to cut out the unhealthy cooked foods. 
You can transition by increasing the percentage of cooked to raw food in each meal every week or every month, until eventually you are 70-100% raw and feel completely comfortable with it.
A raw food diet is not just good for you - it’s also good science! You don’t have to take our word for it, have faith or trust the latest nutrition guru. Science now proves 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!
Don’t give away responsibility for your health to the government, medical industry or food industry. Don't even take my word for it! Do your research.
Since going raw-vegan, here’s what I eat as much as possible:
Green veggies: The king of healthy plant food. Kale, broccoli, darker lettuces, chard, collard greens, mustard greens, arugula, green beans. Eat as much of these as you can, every day. 
Other veggies: Orange and red and yellow veggies like carrots and red bell peppers and squash and tomatoes and pumpkin and sweet potatoes. 
Raw nuts like almonds and walnuts. Seeds like flaxseeds, hemp, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds on a limited basis.
Fruits: Berries and pomegranates are the king of this category, but apples, oranges, grapes, mangoes, kiwi fruit, bananas, peaches, apricots, papayas and pears are all amazing. 
Here’s what to keep to a minimum or better yet, eliminate altogether:
Animal products (for health and ethical reasons) – meat, poultry, eggs, dairy
Fried foods
White flour, white rice, white potatoes
Trans fats of any kind
Sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, other sweeteners, especially artificial sweeteners
Chemicals and weird ingredients that aren’t food
Brigitte’s Raw Food utilizes real food, is gluten-free, vegan, soy-free raw and delicious and a real treat for the dedicated rawist; better yet, Brigitte’s food helps people to transition from a SAD (Standard American Diet) to a healthier raw-vegan diet without feeling they need to give up their favorite tastes and textures.

For more information call Brigitte’s Raw Food at (561) 394-7466 where you can reach Brigitte at the Happy Herald Newspaper headquarters founded in 1995. 


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