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Hello my friends! It’s friday and I’m sure you’re all excited ;) How was your week?
I’ve had a busy few days with work but got rewarded with a little girl’s night out yesterday for a bachelorette party ;) We went downtown to a club and had the best time! It’s so good to go out and dance the night away – I even wore heels – while recovering from MG that was not allowed for 3 years – but I thought I felt pretty good to test out the waters ;) Now we’re super excited about our friends’ wedding on Saturday especially since Miss Gabriella will be the flower girl ;)
Since I’m in a bit of a rough shape this morning – staying up late, feeling achy and sore and having a couple of drinks – - today, I’m being super good to my body – lot’s of water and fresh light foods that are easy on the digestive tract. This Raw Food party could not come at a better time ;)
What is the Raw Food Diet?
Raw foodism (or rawism) is the practice of consuming uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. Depending on the type of lifestyle and results desired, raw food diets may include a selection of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds (including sprouted whole grains such as gaba rice). A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed, raw plant foods that have not been heated above 40 °C (104 °F). Raw vegans believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost much of their nutritional value and are less healthful or even harmful to the body. Advocates argue that raw or living foods have natural enzymes, which are critical in building proteins and rebuilding the body, and that heating these foods kills the natural enzymes and can leave toxins behind. However, critics point out that enzymes, as with other proteins consumed in the diet, are denatured and eventually lysed by the digestive process rendering them non-functional. Typical foods included in raw food diets are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains and legumes.
I think Summertime is the best time to introduce more Raw Food recipes more often – even if you don’t plan to adapt your diet solely to Raw. More healthy foods in your diet means better health. And the Raw Vegan diet is amazing in nutrition and you would be surprised to find it also rich in vibrant flavours! I personally have not experienced a better dining experience than when it was with raw foods at our favourite local raw restaurants. It’s the one place I feel most comfortable that it’s vegan and gluten free naturally. And when I attempted some recipes on my own – I was amazed with the results – I find dishes are more creative and have a bigger play with spices and ingredients that you normally would not expect to find and it’s always a great guessing name to what’s in a recipe ;)
So, let’s have fun this weekend and aim for raw vegan food
~ this includes most salads, dips, smoothies, raw desserts, raw wraps and
anything dehydrated as this is the main method for ‘cooking’ foods.
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Thank you all for joining the fun and for sharing your wonderful inspiring recipes ;) xoxo
Have an awesome weekend!