A vegan diet is considered as the diet from plants: fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, grains, pulses, seeds and even edible flowers which can be prepared into a portion of tasty food. Today, a raw vegan diet has become a hot new trend in wellness and health circles. This trend has grown firmly as an extension of veganism. It is believed that while processing or cooking, the food reduces its nutritional benefits. That’s why, to derive the maximum nutrition from food, vegans love to consume raw fruits and juices. Also, many research studies in the present time vehemently claim that going vegan is best for physical and mental health.
Going raw every once in a while has various health benefits. Although many people think going raw means consuming plain vegetables like carrot and celery sticks, there are many delicious combinations can make with raw ingredients. Besides, eating food at its natural state boosts metabolism, which is considered good for the overall health.
Uncooked food naturally has enzymes in it, which helps in the proper digestion of the food and the human body derives maximum energy from it. Going raw is a healthy choice and is always nutritionally superior. It is reported that a cancer-fighting enzyme in broccoli can get wilted while cooking the florets, another valuable anti-cancer enzyme forms when lighted a fire under broccoli, cabbage, or cauliflower. Heat-sensitive nutrients like vitamin C will be higher in raw produce, but tomatoes must be cooked to extract best from the antioxidant lycopene.
Raw-food vegans eat foods which are raw or cooked at temperatures below 118°F (48°C). A raw vegan diet offers tremendous health benefits such as increased immunity against various heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and premature death. Also, lowering the intake of animal products reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Also, many studies have consistently link vegan diets to lower body weight and body mass index (BMI).
Today most people find drinking juice as more meaningful daily and often consider as a replacement for a meal. Begin with, juices contain vitamins and minerals from the vegetables while discarding the fibre for the body to absorb and assimilate them without any strain on the digestive system.
Juicing also provides the micronutrients which most people might not consume in a day. Most importantly, drinking juice is a great way to consume vegetables and fruits if one happens to be outlandishly busy. A cup of nutrient-rich fruit and vegetable juice can be shipped quickly and go throughout the day. It gives the body a ton of nutrition without having to slow down. The juice is a functional food; not only it stands for taste, but it is a great way to get nutrition with minimal fuss.
(Inputs by Ms Surruchi Joshhi, Founder of Nut & Bowls)
Read more articles on Healthy Diet