The Benefits of Raw Food
We can all agree upon the fact that one's health is Vitally important to be able To live a happy and long life. Upon examining and observing how people have adapted to the ever increasing pace of life, one thing that is very apparent is that people by and large do not have the available free time to spend in sourcing and preparing wholesome and nutritious foods.
Most people these days seem to be blissfully unaware of the reality that health is directly and intimately related to the food that one chooses to eat. Many people tend to eat via what tastes good and what is quick and easy to prepare and which in most cases is cooked, highly processed and denatured food..
Many countries around the world especially countries like America and Australia and large parts of Europe have populations that are tending towards becoming obese.. this is directly related to the types of food that are commonly Consumed by the masses and that is one of the major reasons if not the only reason why our populations are becoming increasingly fat and overweight..
This has many ramifications which is apparent when we look at how health care system. The health care system has been built around treating people for their various health conditions that they present with to either their local doctor or in more serious cases, to the hospital. Most doctors will tend to just prescribe prescription medicines and drugs to remedy the health conditions presented at the time by the patient. In most cases this is not all that beneficial to the patient as having prescription medications and drugs only tend to mask the problems that have been generated and caused from a diet and lifestyle that is toxic to the body. Few people realize the true dangers of accrued processed food consumption, but there are so many hidden dangers I would suggest reading http://bodyecology.com/articles/hidden_dangers_of_processed_foods.php
Most people need a basic education about how food affects the body once it is ingested. The majority of people who are TV minded are quite unconscious and even more so when it comes to eating in choosing what foods to ingest.
Very few people realize that highly processed foods when ingested are a seen by the body as a foreign material that needs to be dealt with. This sets up a cascade of biochemical processes within the body to offset the damaging effects of cooked and denatured processed food. The studies have shown that the reason that our Western societies and cultures have such a high incident of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cardiovascular issues is because of the types of food we eat. That being said, it is never too late to begin the education process of learning about food and beginning to transition to a more raw and purified diet. Many people who have had many serious health conditions brought on by a lifestyle of fast food and a high sugar diet, have been able to re-claim their health by changing their eating habits.
On a different tangent, there is a product out there that has just come into public focus, and more importantly scienttific scrutiny, and it is called resveratrol. How this compound ties into food is that aside from actual caloric restriction (a reduction of a normal caloric intake by perhaps 50%), this interesting root extract switches off the SIRT 1 gene within the body - effectively stopping the cell to age. The only documented resveratrol side effects are perhaps an upset tummy at times, and some possible insomnia for a few days. Other than that, this is one to watch.
If people became aware of how intimately food is related and married to one's general state of bodily health, then people would quickly alter what they tend to do and what they tend to buy when going to the supermarket. It is quite apparent when one goes shopping at one of the major supermarkets, there is A high concentration of mainly highly processed cooked food to purchase.
The more aware and conscious that person becomes about their body and therefore the health, one quickly chooses to ingest living, fresh, unprocessed foods. People who choose to eat mainly living fresh foods that have lots of enzymes, tend to look healthy and very rarely come down with health conditions.
In conclusion, if you are looking to enjoy a healthy long life untroubled by health conditions that most people commonly come down with younger and younger these days it would seem, then gain an education about the benefits of unprocessed raw food as you will be very happy that you did in the long run.