Choosing A Raw Food Diet For Weight Loss Success

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Hayley James No Comments

Raw food diets can be a natural way to help in weight loss, maintain good health and increase energy levles too!

There are many different raw foods available for us to eat too. There are a large number of different fruits, nuts, vegetables, and meats for us to incorporate into our raw food diet. However, with all these choices we can make mistakes in our consumption of these foods.

Raw fruits provide us with many needed vitamins, nutrients and they taste good. But there are some types of fruit that, when eaten in quantities which are too high, can cause us more health issues than they help to prevent. Generally speaking these are citrus fruits such as:- 

  • oranges 
  • grapefruits
  • pineapples  
  • lemons 

Each of these four fruits has high acidic levels and while they are good in moderation on a raw food diet, too much of them can be a bad thing. Because of these fruit’s high level of acid, if too much is consumed, the acid builds in the stomach and your body will try to get rid of it – fast, usually eliminating it in the form of diarrhea, before the acid begins deteriorating the stomach lining.

Another point about citrus fruit acid is that, in large daily quantities, the acid can actually soften the enamel that makes our teeth hard, to the point that the teeth can break.

The above is not to discourage you from including citrus fruits in your daily food intake. In fact, citrus fruits eaten on a raw food diet are highly suggested, but in reasonable moderation and in accordance with the amount of acid your body can handle in a healthy way.

Just as in all things in our lives, balance is the key principle to establishing and maintaining a healthy raw food diet.

 

 

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