"The raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed.
Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Cooking is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and 'life force' of food." -www.altmedicine.about.com
To me and my refined, processed and fried taste, it strikes me as unpleasant and similar to being a rabbit. As humans, we possess the unique ability to cook our food and therefore, we should. Yes, the health benefits of leaving food in its natural state are proven, but I lack the necessary motivation. Lay, Zee Mei.
We live in a culture full of the bleached, refined, processed, chemical laden, flavor lacking, artery clogging and stain leaving. We don't really appreciate or understand the simple, pure and natural. Our faces and bodies reflect our inability to adhere to the beauty of the original, our minds are bursting at the seams with the ingredients of the world, polluted and diluted and broken down by the noise that clogs our ears. The smudges and stains and grease drips left by our decision to ingest our environment are erasable only by Blood. We are left weak and malnourished by the substitutions, imitations and "complicated." Leaving behind the colorful bilboards, sizzling comercials and instant dollar deals seems too complicated and threatens of too much work. It could possibly convict us to change... That is a scary thing...
What have we allowed to become our daily bread? What have we trained ourselves to crave? I think that we could all use a revamp of our "diets." We need to feast on the only One thing that is Good, Pure, Righteous and Holy. Untainted unfiltered, unprocessed, unrefined and broken down Truth. Conviniently, we have been given the ultamate recipie book to clear up all the questions we may have about living this radical way. If we really take a good look we will find that the gray areas really are not all that gray. There is only One Way One Truth and One Life. That is all we need to live on. No additives, no secret unpronouncable ingredents, just the Plain and Simple. All the rest is just junk food.
I say its time we go Raw.