1. Is the Raw Food Diet Healthy? (Organic Super Foods) Is the Raw Food Diet Healthy?

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    http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html The verdict on whether raw food diets are healthy is mixed. Researchers who studied the impact of a raw food diet found that participants had low cholesterol and triglycerides. They also had a vitamin B12 deficiency. This finding is consistent with another study of raw foodists in Finland. B12 is found naturally only in animal products. It is critical to nerve and red blood cell development. Deficiencies can lead to anemia and neurological impairment. A German study of long-term raw foodists showed that they had healthy levels of vitamin A and dietary carotenoids, which comes from vegetables, fruits and nuts and protect against chronic disease. Yet the study participants had lower than average plasma lycopene levels, which are thought to play a role in disease prevention. They are found in deep-red fruits like tomatoes. Lycopene content is highest, however, when tomatoes are cooked. Low bone mass in the lumbar spine and hip may be another risk for raw foodists, who tend to be slim. Researchers concluded, however, that the raw foodists studied had “good bone quality.” That's because rapid weight loss at the beginning of the diet may have caused the decrease in bone mass. Finally, another study showed that a raw food diet can interrupt the menstrual cycle, again because of drastic weight loss. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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    • How Do Raw Foodists Prepare Meals? (Organic Super Foods) How Do Raw Foodists Prepare Meals?

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      http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html Raw foodists do not cook using a traditional stove or oven. They use food dehydrators that lend crunch to vegetables and cookies. Food dehydrators also dry out fruits for fruit leather and other raw food recipes. Try surfing the Internet for raw food recipe ideas. Web sites, including recipezaar.com, welikeitraw.com, and living-foods.com, all have collections of raw food recipes. The dehydrator works with heat, but temperatures cannot be higher than 115 to 118 degrees. Raw foodists believe high heat leaches enzymes and vitamins critical for proper digestion. The American Dietetic Association challenges this assertion. It says the body -- not what goes in it -- produces the enzymes necessary for digestion. The ADA also says cooking food below 118 degrees may not kill harmful, food-borne bacteria. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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      • Raw Cacao Benefits (Organic Super Foods) Raw Cacao Benefits

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        http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html Unlike processed dark chocolate, antioxidants are preserved in raw cacao. Benefits from keeping organic chocolate unheated include; much higher levels of the famous chocolate antioxidants (oligomeric procynanidins, resveratrol and the polyphenols: catechin and epicatechin) as well as the preservation of vitamin C, phenethylamine (PEA, the feel good neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of love!), Omega 6 fatty acids (which when heated become rancid and cause inflammation), tryptophan (a commonly deficient amino acid in those who consume a diet of mostly cooked food) and serotonin. The cool facts about chocolate in this article reveal how this fun and amazing superfood is actually healthy for you! It turns out that all the bad things commonly attributed to non-raw chocolate bars, such as cavities, weight gain and diabetes, are actually caused by the dairy, sugar and others fillers added to the dark chocolate. Health benefits of chocolate when it is in the form of raw cacao beans, butter, nibs and/or the powder include; weight loss (because of its high chromium and coumarin content), prevention of cavities (theobromine actually kills streptococci mutans one of the strains of bacteria that cause tooth decay) and regulation of blood sugar which is beneficial for diabetes (chromium can naturally regulate blood sugar). Also raw cacao benefits the heart and the entire cardiovascular system as a whole. Cacao is the highest whole food source of magnesium, which also happens to be the most deficient mineral in the diet of modern cultures. Magnesium relaxes muscles, improves peristalsis in the bowels and relaxes the heart and cardiovascular system. The dark chocolate antioxidants have been clinically proven to literally dissolve plaque built up in the arteries which helps in reversing heart disease and causes naturally lower blood pressure. Also, various other vitamins and minerals in raw cacao benefits the cardiovascular system. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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        • Benefits of Raw Chocolate in Raw Culture (Organic Super Foods) Benefits of Raw Chocolate in Raw Culture

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          http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html Nutritional Value and Reputed Benefits of Raw Chocolate in Raw Culture The much touted nutritional benefits or raw cacao range from reducing cataracts to improving heart function to alleviating stress. The theobromine naturally found in raw cacao is a mild, non-addictive stimulant that some believe can treat depression. It may cause the brain to produce more of a neurotransmitter called anandamide which would account for the euphoric sensation some feel when indulging in chocolate. Not much is known about how the ancient civilizations of the Americas used chocolate, but it was certainly treasured by them for medicinal purposes. Nowadays we know that raw cacao is certainly very high in antioxidant flavanoids, sulfur and magnesium. The essential fatty acids found in chocolate may help the body to raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. Amongst the loftiest claims in raw food culture is that raw cacao (without added sugar or dairy products) will reduce your risk of cancer as the high levels of antioxidants reduce the amount of free radicals in the body. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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          • Nutritional Benefits of Raw Cacao (Organic Super Foods) Nutritional Benefits of Raw Cacao

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            http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html Wondering about the nutritional benefits of raw chocolate or raw cacao? Read on to find out if raw chocolate is actually good for you, plus, find out the protein, calories and nutritional value of raw chocolate. I'll never forget the day my first acupuncturist told me it was good for me to eat chocolate. What a genius she was! So astute, so well educated, and clearly not to be doubted. She believes there is a reason why some people's bodies crave chocolate; that somehow, something in the chocolate helps your body toward it's goal of being balanced. In the years since, there has been a lot of controversy over whether or not she is right. In the raw foods community many people believe in raw cacao, or raw chocolate (not the roasted, processed cousin known as cocoa) as a superfood for health and vitality. Nobody is claiming that the sugar and various other ingredients that usually accompany chocolate are also good for you, but what about the raw cacao, raw chocolate bean itself? http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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            • David Wolfe Problems In The Raw Vegan Diet (Organic Super Foods) David Wolfe Problems In The Raw Vegan Diet

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              http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html In terms of silica and magnesium, well we know we can get a lot of magnesium from nuts, and especially three nuts: macadamia nuts, cashew, and cacao. And that’s one of the reasons why people really have that craving for those three. Another reason is that we have not enough green leafy-vegetables in the diet, and that’s another source of magnesium, and that’s also another great source of silica and calcium. But the best source of silica is usually something that we don’t have in health food stores, such as nettles, or something like horsetail, or something like hemp leaf. We have to really look at all these factors. In a more general way, how would that be that some people set themselves up for these problems, maybe on a more psychological level? I think what happens is that people take their emotional stuff into whatever diet they’re doing. For example, people who had been abusing refined sugar on a normal diet will start eating massive amounts of dates or sweet fruit on a raw-food diet. So whatever predisposition of abuse in relation to food that people have, generally they take it with them in whatever diet they try. With raw foods, you have to be a little bit more careful because this food has real energy. It’s really powerful and also very cleansing. To eat 50 dates is very different than eating refined sugar. Refined sugar is more of a toxin, but dates can be a cleanser. The fruit sugar can act like a solvent and start breaking down toxic deposits. Eating too much sweet fruit and too much sugar, which is a very strong solvent, may be a cause of bone loss and tooth decay. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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              • Dangers Of High Fructose Corn Syrup (Organic Super Foods) Dangers Of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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                http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html Until the 1970s most of the sugar we ate came from sucrose derived from sugar beets or sugar cane. Then sugar from corn--corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, dextrine and especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)--began to gain popularity as a sweetener because it was much less expensive to produce. High fructose corn syrup can be manipulated to contain equal amounts of fructose and glucose, or up to 80 percent fructose and 20 percent glucose.2 Thus, with almost twice the fructose, HFCS delivers a double danger compared to sugar. (With regards to fruit, the ratio is usually 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose, but most commercial fruit juices have HFCS added. Fruit contains fiber which slows down the metabolism of fructose and other sugars, but the fructose in HFCS is absorbed very quickly.) In 1980 the average person ate 39 pounds of fructose and 84 pounds of sucrose. In 1994 the average person ate 66 pounds of sucrose and 83 pounds of fructose, providing 19 percent of total caloric energy.3 Today approximately 25 percent of our average caloric intake comes from sugars, with the larger fraction as fructose.4 High fructose corn syrup is extremely soluble and mixes well in many foods. It is cheap to produce, sweet and easy to store. It’s used in everything from bread to pasta sauces to bacon to beer as well as in "health products" like protein bars and "natural" sodas. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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                • HFCS High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers (Organic Super Foods) HFCS High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers

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                  http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html HFCS is natural. The verdict: Natural is relative, so think of it this way: HFCS would not exist without the aid of humans. (Of course, neither would table sugar.) "You don't just squeeze it out of a kernel of corn," explains Jacobson. The sweetener is made from cornstarch via a process that alters corn's naturally occurring starch molecules. For that reason, Jacobson and CSPI protested an early version of the Corn Refiners Association ads that used the term natural in reference to HFCS. Eventually, he says, they took out the word "because it's not natural — it's highly processed." Proponents say: HFCS is responsible for the rise in obesity in our country. The verdict: Manufacturers started using HFCS in the late '70s, right before America's collective waistline began to expand. Researchers have speculated that the relationship is more than a coincidence. However, a December 2008 supplement to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found no scientific support for the hypothesis that HFCS is causing obesity in the United States. Some experts make an indirect case: HFCS, once much cheaper than sugar, cut the cost of sweet, calorie-dense foods, which fueled our sweet tooth — causing weight gain in the process. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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                  • Why is Maca Powder So Special (Organic Super Foods)

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                    http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html ecause Maca Powder is an adaptogen it is able to identify ‘hotspots’ of stress or weakness in the body and focus its healing properties on assisting these areas. This is a nutrient packed food that contains an array of minerals, essential amino acids, vitamins and enzymes. Maca Powder also contains over 55 different active phytochemicals including hormonal precursors and sterols. These phytochemicals are part of the reason why people taking raw Maca Powder experience increased energy levels and even feel happier. http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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                    • Summary of Maca Powder Benefits (Organic Super Foods)

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                      http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/ http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/products.html These are some of the benefits of taking a high quality raw Maca Powder Contributes to overall well-being Increase energy levels and stamina Improves physical endurance Improve sexual function (both men and women) Enhance fertility levels Regulate hormones Reduce adrenal stress Enhance memory and improve learning ability Acts as an anticarcinogenic and antioxidant May help to reduce the affects of aging and makes skin glow! These are just a few Maca Powder benefits, remember when you put this powder in to your body it works in tandem with the body’s natural rhythms to help rebuild weak immune systems, re-mineralize poorly nourished bodies, and increase energy and endurance. Raw Maca Powder really is one of our planets top SuperFoods! http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/article-Marine-Phytoplankton.html http://www.superfoodhealthyliving.com/raw-foods-blog/income-opportunity.html

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