There are many reasons why a person
would want to switch to a raw plant based diet, some of them being for
better health or to reverse a health related issue; to lose weight; for
animal ethics; to save our planet, some even do it just because it makes
common sense. Think about it, we are the only mammals on the face of
the earth that destroys the nutrition in our food with heat before we
ingest it. Where in nature does any living mammal cook their food before
it is consumed?
If for no other reason than common sense we should be eating our
foods as served up by nature in their natural raw living state. If fruit
and plants were meant to be heated before ingestion then nature would
have provided an oven tree with pots and pans dangling from its
branches. This silly thought brings to awareness that nature does not
provide a heat source that would destroy beneficial nutrients that our
body needs to thrive. The simple truth is that you can’t make healthy
cells in the body with nutrient dead food.
Universally it seems that most cells in nature start to malfunction
and die at a temperature above 106 degrees, even our own body cells
suffer greatly at a body temperature above 106 and by the time it
reaches about 108 degrees its goodbye. There is not much wiggle room
between life and death here.
Another thing that heat destroys is the ever present 'life force'
that is within every living thing. Eating uncooked plant based foods
that have its 'life force' within will transfer this 'life force' to us. Raw fruit and vegetable taken using
Kirlian Photography will expose the energy that food passes on to
us. To the right is a a shred of cooked cabbage and raw cabbage, notice that no life emanates from the cooked cabbage. To the far right is a raw apple slice exuding it's life force.
Keeping The Lights on
When a whole raw food is cooked the 'life force' has left the food
and it becomes a heavy burden on the body, not the energizing and nutritious fuel it
should be. Which explains one of the reasons why after eating a heavy cooked meal we often
feel like falling asleep. Eating is meant to make us feel energetic not
sleepy! Cooking our food is like turning your car head lights off on a
dark road in the middle of the night. Eventually you’ll crash, similarly if
you repeatedly keep turning the lights out in your food by destroying it
with heat, eventually your body will crash. Eating raw fruits and
vegetables will keep the lights on in your food saving your body from certain health issues.
There is another factor as to why it is important eat your fruits and
vegetables raw, it’s not much talked about and is a huge concern that
should take a front seat in our lives. It’s the fact that acrylamides
which are chemicals created by the combustion of oil and hydrocarbons in
foods at temperatures above 248 degrees F become highly carcinogenic
which cause cellular DNA to mutate. Acrylamides are created naturally in
foods when the temperature reaches 248 degrees and above.
Nitrosamines & HCA's
I wish it ended here but it gets worse, for some time now it has been
known that barbecuing blackens meat, especially the fat which produces
high levels of a carcinogenic substance called nitrosamine. Nitrosamine
is known to be a factor in bowel cancer. Fried meat has been linked to a
higher risk of hormone related cancers in women and it has been found
that there is a threefold cancer increased risk in men who eat fried
meat regularly. Cooking any meat including fish, at temperatures above
392 degrees F creates carcinogens which are called heterocyclic amines
(HCAs) and these greatly increase cancer risk. Aren’t you looking
forward to your next out door barbecue?
When you look at all of these factors it is very easy to see why a
Raw Plant Based Diet is the best diet for human kind which includes the
benefit of being in Great Health and having lots of Energy.