We have such an aversion to vegetables that we come up with ways to hide them in other food. But before you totally turn your nose up at the idea, there’s a lot about a raw food diet that you might not know. Eating more fresh, raw foods is a great way to increase your immune function, feel satisfied, diversify your menu, and supercharge your diet.
Salads are a great way to consume fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking or steaming.
Did you know that you can get enough protein and fat from nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes, fruits and super foods? We have put together a diversity of salads containing many of these raw ingredients,
Prepare a Power Salad
Adding salads to your diet is one of the easiest ways to increase your raw food intake. Contrary to popular belief, salads do not have to be boring – be creative and make them interesting! Tomatoes, broccoli, seeds, nuts, onions, lettuce, avocado; you name it! Throw it all in and dig in.
Simply Add More Raw to Your Existing Diet
Just because you’re eating more fruits and vegetables, doesn’t mean you have to eat less of everything else. Most raw foods are low in calories so adding in an extra piece of fruit or sticks of carrot or celery won’t impact your health in a negative way. Adding in nutrient dense raw foods does not restrict what you eat. As an added benefit, over time your body will crave less junk and more fresh produce instead.
We all know that eating fresh foods is healthier. However, it is important to strike a balance between raw natural foods and cooked foods. As such, we recommend switching to an increase in natural raw foods slowly as opposed to making an overnight switch. This will help you maintain the new habit and make it part of your new and healthier lifestyle.
The Recipes in these sections: Supportive – Juices, Smoothies, Salads, Teas, and Soups are intended to support the body whilst following one of our Health Programs. We recommend juices on various programs, that are patient specific, and are not as a rule used as a general meal replacement. We do encourage the use of juices, smoothies or soups as a means of gaining ‘easily assimilated’ nutrients for thos with health challenges. A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet is what we advocate to keep you healthy and even to get you healthy – but juice or liquids-only diets are often a necessity. Please speak to your DBM Physician / Practitioner for more guidance.
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