All You Wanted to Know About the Raw Food Diet by Addison Publishing

All You Wanted to Know About the Raw Food Diet

By Addison Publishing

  • Release Date: 2012-08-03
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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A Defining Moment
Before jumping into the nuts and buts of a raw food diet, it  would be expedient to define some key terms.
Raw: a material that is in its natural, unprocessed form, e.g.  a food that has not been cooked
Vegan: a person who ascribes to a philosophy and lifestyle  the seeks to exclude the use of animals for food
Enzymes: biomolecules that catalyze, i.e. increase the rates  of, chemical reactions
Legumes: the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas  or beans or lentils)
Unpasteurized: refers to a liquid that has no gone through  the process of heating for the purpose of destroying  bacteria, protozoa, molds, and yeast.
Organic: in reference to foods that are grown without the  use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human  waste, or sewage sludge, and that were processed without  ionizing radiation or food additives.