Rabu, 31 Juli 2013

Grocery List for a Raw Foods Diet

Grocery List for a Raw Foods Diet

The raw food diet consists of eating only unprocessed, organic and uncooked food. Raw foods contain many enzymes, vitamins and minerals lost during cooking. Raw foodists often praise the diet for giving them more energy, weight loss, healthy skin and an improved immune system. The diet also encourages environmental benefits, as raw foods don't contain pesticides and herbicides.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Vegetables and fresh fruits make up the largest portion of the raw food diet. When eaten raw, fruits and vegetables contain all the original vitamins, minerals and essential enzymes generally destroyed by heat. Recommended produce includes avocados, apples, bananas, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, young tai coconuts, green or string beans, grapefruit, garlic, ginger, lemons, onions and fresh herbs such as parsley and basil.


    Grains contain high amounts of fiber. Raw foodists can soak grains until they sprout, making the enzymes they contain active. Shop for grains such as barley, buckwheat, wild rice and quinoa.

Seeds and Nuts

    Many raw foodists find seeds and nuts especially important for obtaining nutrients they would normally get from meat or dairy. Protein-rich items such as almonds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds make good additions to a raw foods grocery list. Seeds and nuts such as cashews and sunflower seeds also contain high amounts of calcium and iron.

Sweetners, Spices and Oils

    Nothing on the raw food diet can contain preservatives, additives or colorings, according to So it might present a challenge to find ways to add different flavors to a meal without consuming anything prepackaged or processed. Shop for oils such as raw organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic or wild cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil or cold pressed sesame oil, The Best of Raw Food website says. Viable spices and sweeteners include Himalaya salt, organic herbs de province, curry, cinnamon, raw organic honey, raw agave nectar, liquid stevia and organic, 100 percent pure maple syrup.


    Many raw foodists' diets consist largely of freshly made juice from any variety and combination of raw fruits and vegetables. The diet recommends making juices with your own juicer and consuming immediately. Many raw foodists enjoy drinking coconut milk from a young coconut. The diet prohibits most processed liquids such as sodas, bottled juices, coffee and alcohol. The diet also discourages drinking tap water in favor of drinking purified water instead, says

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