Archive for April 22, 2013
People who take part in the raw food diet believe that consuming foods in their unprocessed and uncooked state provides the body with the most health benefits. However, despite the fact that food is consumed ‘raw’ people who are taking part in one of the many raw food diet plans seem to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing food. So, what are they doing in there and how are meals prepared when you take part in the raw food diet?
People who take part in the raw food diet plan will spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but they won’t be using the stove or oven. They will be engaging in a variety of other activities that make it possible to follow this healthy diet plan. The activities in the kitchen you engage in will vary depending upon what raw food diets plan you are following, but the activities can range from slicing, chopping, and dehydrating.
Using a food dehydrator will become second nature to you, if you plan on starting on the raw food diet. Food dehydrators slowly take out the moisture in the food without eliminating the crunch or flavor people like about that particular food item. The food dehydrator works using heat, but because the temperatures do not exceed 118 degrees, the food that is still consumed will be considered raw.
Other kitchen activities that will become second nature to you when you are on the raw food diet include blending, straining, chopping and peeling foods. Raw food diet followers spend a lot of time preparing the food items they plan on eating. They spend a lot of time mixing food items to create flavorful meals, and chopping and slicing items for snacks and meals.
If you are looking to start leading a healthier lifestyle, following the raw diet may be right for you. It takes a lot of determination and effort, but people who follow this raw food diet feel healthier in just a few weeks.