The importance of adding raw food is extremely beneficial when it comes to healing and prevention of diseases.
The inner lining of your cells got ultra-thin sensitive cells called endothelial cells or endothelium.
The function of these endothelial cells is to regulate blood pressure and blood flow.
When these endothelial cells are in good condition, they allow communication between cells and they allow the absorption of vital oxygen and nutrient rich blood to your cells, and that’s the foundation good health and good immunity.
The enemy called free radicals!
Your body consists of billions of molecules with atoms that contain electrons; the electrons inside the atoms get upset when they are not in pairs and these molecules with upset electrons are called free radicals.
The increase of free radicals in your body causes oxidative stress.
With wrong food choices, inactivity, stress, pollution, and smoking a lot of free radicals get into your body and disturb the bonding of electrons within the cells.
These free radicals look for electrons from healthy cells and take away electrons from cells that are bonded with two electrons and make them free radicals and trigger a chain reaction to other cells.
This process keeps repeating and cause cell damage, cell death, fatigue, and accelerated aging.
An elevated oxidative stress load is a contributing factor to many chronic diseases such as cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases among others.
With oxidative stress, the endothelial get damaged and the body’s natural defense mechanism is inflammation.
When you have inflammation in your endothelial cells:
- It alters the way your blood flows
- It reduces the production of a very important molecule called nitric oxide.
High blood pressure is the leading cause of many cardiac diseases such as clots, stroke, and cardiac arrest.
So, how do you improve the health of these endothelial cells? The addition of raw of foods into your diet could be handy.
Most of the nutritional value of your cooked food is very low. We live in a world where most of the soil is depleted; which means, a plant that grows from a depleted soil is also depleted in nutrition.
By the time a bunch of vegetables reaches your table, they are devoid of most of the nutrition. On top of that, you cook it, steam it, or fry it - we kill most of the nutrition.
Doesn’t mean you replace your food with raw food items.
Why go raw?
The lifestyle change we all should aim at is to have some raw food with every meal we eat, i.e., give yourself some cooked food and also give yourself some raw food so that your body gets live enzymes that do most of the repairing job in your pancreas, endothelium, and your entire body.
This means better digestion and better absorption of nutrients. We all know that it’s not about what we eat, it’s about how our body breaks it down.
Similarly, have some raw vegetables as part of your lunch along wth your cooked food. Likewise, for dinner, you could include a glass of vegetable juice or a bowl of salad or fruits.
The idea is to include a proportion of raw food into your each meal along with your cooked food. A good proportion would be 50% raw and the balance 50% cooked. Probably, you can start with 30% raw and 70% cooked.
Even if you are eating junk food, try having some raw food before you eat them as your junk food does not have any nutrients in them. This way you strike a good balance.
Try bringing in this lifestyle change and you will notice your overall health start falling in place.
Weight loss is not about dieting or burning calories, it’s about good chemistry and good communication between your cells and your hormones.
Save your endothelial cells!
When you take up the raw food diet, you become a new, different and better person.
You don’t just stay the old person or become only a little healthier.
You become, to a great extent, a new being with new interests, a new philosophy & outlook on life, new goals, and desires.
You become more of your essence, your true and natural self.
Save your endothelial cells with every bite you take!