Many people who are chronically ill are switching to a raw diet. This is the practice of consuming uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. Raw food diets may include a selection of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds eggs, fish, meat, and non-pasteurized/non-homogenized dairy products, such as raw milk, raw milk cheese, and raw milk yogurt.
But how and what do you eat, where do you start?
Why is eating raw food better?
Many people believe that cooking food denatures the enzymes naturally present in food and diminishes its nutritional value . Enyzymes are the life force of a food, helping us to digest food and absorb nutrients. For example, the cancer-fighting compounds in broccoli, sulforaphanes, are greatly reduced when broccoli is cooked. Cooking also promotes the formation of potentially harmful compounds in food during high heat cooking, such as advanced glycation end products and heterocyclic amines.
For more info please read: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/Raw_Food.htm
Some books to check out:
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw
Kristen Suzanne’s Easy Raw Vegan Smoothies, Juices, Elixirs & Drinks
Websites & Blogs to check out about eating raw: