Anti-aging With Raw Food!
A Raw food lifestyle can get you back your youth and vitality!Anti-aging benefits include a sharp mind and an energetic body, fewer aches and pains, and a sense of vitality. The nutrients in raw food are delivered to your system efficiently with minimal energy sapped for digestion. One of the main reasons age affects the body so much is a decrease in metabolism. Boosting your metabolism keeps all your systems working, as well as quicker repair and replacement of damaged cells.
You can boost your metabolism quickest through morning exercise, pre-breakfast, followed by a raw food diet throughout the day. Raw vegetables art the best metabolism boosters are great anti aging foods. Many raw foodists start their day with a green juice cocktail and continue with an anti-aging diet.
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The body is designed to heal itself with proper nutrition and rest. And, anyone who has eaten raw will tell you about the regenerative benefits of the raw vegan lifestyle. The raw food lifestyle is a refreshing contrast to our fast-food and high stress lifestyle. Since most Americans feel bogged down due to inadequate nutrition and rest, it's easy to see why so many feel that the raw food diet has anti-aging properties. When our cells, tissue, and organs get the proper nutrients and are given time to rebuild, they come back stronger and healthier. Eating raw foods helps our bodies do just that.
Many will tell you that the major problem with cooked food is that heat destroys the natural enzymes found in raw, unaltered fruits and vegetables. Some studies show that heating food above 105 degrees Farenheit destroys enzymes, taxing the body's digestive enzyme reserves. The body uses enzymes to assist with digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination. Raw foods are also rich in antioxidants, which are known to help prevent cancer and other diseases by ridding the body of free radicals. Free radicals also lead to premature aging by interfering with natural collagen production in the skin. Berries, citrus fruits, and carrots help reduce the signs of aging by promoting collagen production, clearing the skin, and protecting against sun damage. Here are some powerful antioxidants found in raw foods and how they help you look younger:
Sulfur is a needed mineral, but diminishes when it is heated. It is needed in collagen production and for healthy skin, hair and nails. Some say that it can treat acne. Foods like asparagus, broccoli, red pepper, garlic, and onion contain sulfur.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the strength of other antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, and assists the body’s energy production. Alpha-lipoic acid can be found in spinach, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, tomatoes and peas.
Silicon is another mineral that contributes to healthy skin, hair, nails and bones. Like other minerals, silicon levels decrease as you grow older. Fruits and vegetables are the richest source of silicon including apples, oranges, cherries, grapes, strawberries, beets, cucumber, carrots and green leafy vegetables.
Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that help the body defend against damage and are said to have anti-aging properties. Phytochemicals are found in berries, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, spinach, carrots, cocoa and bell pepper.
CoenzymeQ10 is an antioxidant aids in the energy process and is present in every cell in the body. CoQ10 levels in the body diminish with age so they must be kept up with proper foods. It's known to destroy free radicals and slow aging. Spinach, broccoli and peanuts are foods high in this vital antioxidant.
As you can see, anti-aging doesn't require expensive surgery and painful procedures. By simply eating things that we already know are good for us, our bodies respond by looking younger, firmer, and healthier.