One of the most important reasons why you will want to consider eating a certain amount of raw foods in your diet every day is because raw foods contain enzymes, and these enzymes are destroyed when you cook food. Without enzymes, your body has a hard time digesting foods, and it is only the living things you consume that can make enzymes. Have you noticed how a fresh food can rot rather quickly, and that a processed food can stay looking good for months, even years, without deterioration? It’s all in the enzymes.
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Your body has two main types of enzymes: those that run your body, called metabolic enzymes, and other enzymes required for digestion, called digestive enzymes, which aid in the digestion of foods including proteins, carbohydrates and fats you consume.
Foods that are raw and which come straight from nature contain enzymes, and it is these enzymes that are responsible for the release of the nutrients from the foods we eat.
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Are You Super Sizing Your Meals?
Super Size Me was a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. Spurlock’s movie follows a 30-day time period through February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological wellbeing, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. Are you currently a fast food junkie? This movie may change all that, my 14-year-old son was disgusted and has refused to eat take-out food ever since watching this documentary.
Spurlock started to develop a rather sick liver and was advised by his doctor to resume a normal healthy diet. There are no enzymes in take-out food and his body had a hard time digesting the food he was eating, is it any wonder his digestive system started to become unwell? Only raw foods that come straight from nature come complete with their own enzymes, so be sure to consume some every single day.
The Happy Meal Project
Looking almost as fresh as the day it was bought, this McDonald’s Happy Meal is in fact an incredible six months old. This plastic food was bought by New York artist Sally Davies in April 2010, and photographed at the end of September 2010. You will find photo of Sally’s Happy Meal Project on www.flickr.com Note the complete absence of mold or decay even after six months, how this “happy food” can contain the slightest shred of nutritional value at all is anybody’s guess. Imagine what this fake food does to your digestive system and to your health, especially if you eat it several times a week. It would have made Mr. Spurlock seriously ill had he kept on eating it beyond a month according to his medical doctor. Is it any wonder we have so many fat, sick people and half-dead people in our world today?