Why You Should Eat a Raw Food Diet

This is a guest post by Ingela Johansson.

Maybe the benefits of raw food diet have you raising your eyebrows… The question is, are you ready to start eating a raw food diet and begin enjoying true raw food health?

You don’t have to eat a 100% raw food diet to reap the health benefits that come with it. The benefits of raw food diet run deep. Listen to your body, and do what feels best.

But do remember that the more natural foods you eat, the better it will be for your body, mind, and soul.

The Benefits of Raw Food Diet

So why should you start eating a raw food diet? You’re probably thinking about how hard it will be to transition and start getting used to a whole new menu. But I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like that. The benefits of eating more raw foods far outweigh the hassle you have to go through in order to learn a few new tricks and recipes to make it work.

Did you know that most diseases are caused by unhealthy dietary choices?
It’s 100% true.

We don’t think about it when we eat food that isn’t healthy for us, but each time we put something like a candy or ice cream into our body we are hurting it. Our bodies are made for natural foods, because they provide the necessary nutrients for a healthy and vital life. Many who’ve suffered from illnesses and ailments have been cured when they embarked on a healthier diet because they finally allowed their body to start healing.

How to Transition & Enjoy The Benefits of Raw Food Diet

Incorporating raw foods into your diet can feel overwhelming when you don’t know anything about it. In reality, it is simple. Eat the fruits and vegetables that you desire, and eat as much as you want. When you’re new to eating a raw food diet almost anything is allowed, because it is a time of experimentation.

Try new things and see how they work for you. Check out some raw recipes, they are delicious!

Here are 3 simple ways you can get more raw foods into your diet.

1. Add Smoothies – I have always liked smoothies and found them to be an easy way to add more raw foods into my diet. You can start by drinking a smoothie instead of eating your usual snack between meals. Throw some bananas, spinach and berries into your blender and enjoy the ride.

2. Eat Fruit Before Your Meals – Eating fruit before your meals will decrease your appetite for cooked food, so if you’re planning to lose weight, this might be a good option for you. It is also good for reducing cravings. I sometimes get a craving for sweets after I’ve eaten cooked foods. This usually doesn’t happen if I eat fruit before my meal. Try it!

3. Have a Raw Day – One day of the week; immerse yourself into raw foods cuisine. Go to the your local store and buy a huge amount of organic fruits and vegetables. Having one 100% raw day per week can give your body a rest and let it heal and rebuild. Make it a day of relaxation where you take it easy and try new things.

Raw Foods Cuisine and Achieving Raw Food Health

Raw food health is not about following a strict diet, at least not for me. Like I said above, you don’t have to be 100% raw to get the health benefits raw foods give. Again, listen to your own body, and go at your own pace. Start small and make consistent changes. You will be amazed at where you land in a month or two. There are no rules, you can gain the benefits of raw food diet right now. You can make juices, smoothies, delicious raw brownies, or you can eat everything as they are. It’s completely up to you.

Now get out there and start enjoying the foods that will bring you vibrant health, energy, and joy.

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Thank You Raw Foods Witch Readers

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Get this recipe in the library here.

We’ve had a magical start to this new year with the Cure Cravings Forever program. But there isn’t any real magic without a community. I just wanted to take a moment to thank each one of you. Thank you for taking the time to comment and send me messages, and thank you for being a part of this ever expanding journey into raw food.

The Magick Menu Review

We recently had a great write up in Raw Habit. If you’re not familiar with Raw Habit, it’s an awesome blog dedicated to helping you not only simplify eating raw but really making it a natural part of your daily life. Here’s a little bit of what Raw Habit had to say about the Magick Menu.

“I’ve been playing with the Magick Menu this weekend. And loving it!”

“I found it very easy to find recipes, drag and drop them onto a weekly schedule, save the menu to my account library (cool! save even more time by re-using), and print out a shopping list of ingredients. The best part was saving to PDF. The PDF is rendering in a simple, easily printable form which won’t drain my paper & toner reserves. The layout is a plain menu grid at the top of the page, then a bullet-point shopping list, and, best of all, the full recipes for the week. I made a menu of green juices & smoothies, plus some heavily green raw veggie soups.”

One of my favorite parts of The Magick Menu is the recipe sharing portion. I love that we all can take part in supporting each other in the vibrancy of eating raw. I’m looking forward to trying all the amazing recipes that have been added by each of you!

Ode to Raw Foods Witch

We also had another write up on Marla Sarris’s blog.

“If you aren’t familiar with her, Nathalie Lussier, otherwise known as The Raw Foods Witch is definitely someone you should look into! I just recently tried out a few of her recipes in her free e-book and will give you a visual taste of what you have in store if you check out her e-book.”

Marla Sarris has a fabulous blog about cooking, travel and fitness. It’s an honor to have her review my raw recipes in a visual tour : )

I just wanted to take a moment and thank both Raw Habit and Marla Sarris for their kind words. And to thank each of you for being a part of the Raw Foods Witch community!

Lots of Love,
Nathalie

How to Organize Your Raw Food Kitchen Like a Pro in 9 Minutes or Less

Today I’m excited because we’ve got a special video from my friend Melody Granger, who is an organization pro. But she isn’t just talking about organizing closets today (though she’s awesome at it!), she’s walking us through a raw food kitchen! You see Melody has helped her sister who teaches raw food classes locally, to organize her kitchen to make eating raw easier.

I can’t tell you enough how important it is to have things prepared ahead of time, and having a clean organized kitchen is one of those things that makes everything run smoothly. So please watch while Melody shows us the ropes of organizing a raw food kitchen for maximum efficiency. You’ll definitely learn a few tricks, I know I can always learn new ways to arrange my kitchen to make eating raw more streamlined. :)

Without further ado… here is Miss Melody Granger, and her sister’s raw food kitchen organization video:

Let us know if you have any raw food kitchen organization questions below in the comments!

Melody Granger helps women through the organizing process, eliminating clutter & simplifying spaces, so they create an enjoyable environment that promotes clarity, confidence, & peace of mind as they go after the lifestyle they want. Melody is the creator of “Closet Chat” and the “Get It Done!(TM) Yourself” private coaching program. Get started clearing out your space at melodygranger.com. For free!