Eating live foods is the key to living a longer and healthier life because our bodies need vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. These nutrients should not come from a bottle/pill/potion, but from eating live foods. Live foods such as fruits and vegetables have high amounts of readily available nutrients found in naturally balanced levels. These foods in uncut form require minimal energy to digest and help maintain a healthy pH balance. Let me explain why these two factors are so important to your health.
Let’s begin with the value of eating uncooked foods. When we cook food at over 112 degrees we destroy all its enzymes. This is a problem because we need enzymes for every function in our body. As we age, our body’s natural source of enzymes becomes depleted and we need to replenish this source through the foods we eat. If we don’t do this and we continue to eat cooked foods, then we eventually begin to use up our body’s enzyme reserves. Cooking makes it harder for our bodies to break up and digest the foods that we eat. This food then begins to get stored in our bodies as toxins; which can lead to all kinds of diseases and illness.
When we are born we are given a limited amount of enzyme energy that has to last us a lifetime. Think of this as your enzyme bank account. If we do not make regular deposits to this account from eating exogenous enzymes that are found in raw foods and we continue to eat cooked foods that use up our enzyme supply, we become more susceptible to aging, disease and premature death.
Another important benefit to eating living foods is that they counteract the negative impact of an over acidic body. Most people with acute or chronic diseases have a highly acid body. Some common symptoms of an overly acid body are arthritis, depression, headaches, lethargy, gastritis, dulled mentality, canker sores, fatigue, muscle stiffness, stomach aches, chest pain, constipation, irritability, sinus problems, acid reflex, restless sleep and so much more. But an overly acid body can lead to many more serious health problems such as cancer. Cancer cells are able to live better than normal cells in an acid environment.
So how do we move from an acid body to one with the right pH balance (one that is slightly alkaline)? We can do this by eliminating acid producing foods and eating a diet that is high in raw fruits and vegetables. Raw foods are best because when you cook food it makes it more acidic. When you eat a diet made up of raw fruits, vegetables, sprouted nuts, seeds and grains you will begin to shift that acid state to a more alkaline state.
Adding live foods to your diet on a regular basis will go a long way towards improving your digestion, pH level and your overall health. It also can help relieve the symptoms of acute and chronic diseases. Start eating live foods to live a longer and healthier life.