Healthy eating: the raw facts
- By Jack Preston -
- Sep 05, 2012
Virgin Active South Africa have taken a look at the impact that eating raw food can have on your diet, with something interesting facts emerging.
“It seems to be quite a big trend here and lots of markets all over Cape Town are offering Raw Food stands where you can get everything from raw chocolate and cakes to raw pizza!” Explained Virgin Active’s blogger.
“I’m not saying I’m only going to eat raw foods from now on- don’t be absurd! But one raw meal a day could only be good for you. I’ve been reading up on raw eating and this is what I’ve found online:
- Raw foodists believe that cooking food kills the naturally occurring enzymes which help your body to break down and absorb nutrients from food.
- Cooking foods often depletes their nutritional value completely. For example broccoli, which contains tons of cancer-fighting sulforaphanes.
- According to the raw foodist community, at least 70% of your diet has to raw for you to qualify as a raw foodist
- The raw foodists community sounds like a bunch of hippy snobs
- The benefits include clearer skin, increased energy, weight loss and reduced risk of disease.
If you’d like to find out more about this latest fitness craze, head over to the Virgin Active blog.