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Eating Popcorn On A Raw Food Diet
Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu I'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges
Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way.
I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer.
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Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Yes: Raw food diet is very effective in treating hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol and reducing your risk for many cancers. As long as you avoid processed starch and sugar which is not a part of raw food diet and eat plenty of proteins from plants you should be able to reach a low weight and significantly improve your health. ...Read more
Depends: Depends what you eat. Nuts are high in calories and if you eat plenty of them you may not lose weight. But raw foodists, along with vegans, need to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, most of which are found naturally in animal products. ...Read more
Vit. Deficiencies ;: Many people feel good on a raw food diet, but many feel much worse. If you eat a raw vegan diet you will become deficient in B12 ; other vitamins/minerals unless you supplement- but you could have raw fish (sashimi). Some key nutrients are better absorbed when cooked. According to chinese medicine theory raw foods rob the body of "vital heat" creating energetic imbalances. See comment for more:. ...Read more
I recently started a raw food diet and added applecider vinegar to my regemen and since then I am extremely consipated, is this normal?
Odd: If you just started a raw food diet you should have the exact opposite effect. Raw foods are packed with fiber and should promote regular soft bowel movements. I don't see why adding apple cider vinegar would be constipating. Make sure you are staying well hydrated and try to add as many high fiber foods to your diet as possible. Sometimes severely altering diet can be a shock to your system. ...Read more
Suffer from graves' disease and I'm gaining weight : (, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?
Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more
We can only guess: A detailed analysis of exactly what it would include could help estimate the possibilities of remaining sane while through a raw diet. I would suggest taking the list of foods, amounts, frequency to your dr to discuss it first. Be careful, realistic and rational. Sometimes are best intentions are counterproductive! ...Read more
It helps.: I believe raw, organic vegetables and fruit is very healthy and help with longevity but by itself is inadequate. We need to make sure that we get the necessary vitamins that plants cannot supply such as Vit. B12 which is only available in red meat and when we are vegetarian need to be taken either as a sublingual supplement or by injection. A healthy spiritual and mental health completes the key ...Read more
Healthy foods diet: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located. ...Read more
Having pcos, do you think doing the raw food diet would be beneficial? I tried many, many, many things.
Against "fad" diets: Unlikely, My advise to patients is always the same on this, Forget fad diets, or any short term diets for that matter. If your diet is unhealthy, change it permanently, to the healthiest choices you can make on a long term basis. If you need to lose weight, add an increasing and regular exercise regimen. Make all this routine, Even if it takes a year or more and see what happens. ...Read more
It can be fast: You may enjoy it, and this will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you'll damage your nervous system. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more
Can a person with low blood sugar successfully stay on the raw food diet? If so how can this be done.
Please define: Hi. Please define "low blood su. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure, a coma? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. I'd bet dollars to dimes you don't have "low blood sugar" unless you take insulin. So have at the raw food diet! Good luck! ...Read more
After many health problems I cut out dairy, gluten, grapes, & chocolate. It works but I'm still allergic to something. Should I try the raw food diet?
See an allergist: You can easily have all the allergy tests possible to find out what your allergies area. ...Read more
It could be one: Factor to assist with reducing cold sores. Juicing fresh organic vegetables with fruits can be incredibly healthy. In addition wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized ; apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more
NO: DO not be a sucker for their hype. You do not need a juice machine to benefit from fruits or vegetables. There are prescription pills which are very effective for herpes. No other treatments are worth consideration. No food has any effect on herpes. Use sun protection on your lips and face. You can get acyclovir or valacyclovir pills. Very safe, very easy, very effective. ...Read more
Fish guts: Contain an enzyme called thiaminase that desroys vitramin b1. In some counries they make a fish patois that includes the whole fish. This may be responsible for the disease known as bangungut, or "toxic dream" that is lethal. The japanese, however, make sushi that is white rice associated with the muscular part of the fish and it is safe when eaten at a japanese restaurant. Veggies and fruit O.K. ...Read more
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