Health Benefits of the Raw Vegan Diet
Going Vegan Can Help to Avoid Diseases Often Caused From the Consumption of Animal Foods
Raw Vegan Salad - Greek Salad
There are many health benefits of the raw vegan diet including a better physical and mental health, as well as a higher level of spirituality. The diet can help to lower cholesterol levels, prevent cancer, Alzheimer's and many other degenerative diseases.
The earth, and everything in it was designed in such a way so that all substances and all living things depend on and benefit one another. One example of this is that nature can provide the body with all the nutrients that it needs in order to thrive and live a long and healthy life. The raw vegan diet encourages that all foods be consumed in their raw and most natural state as nature created them so that the maximum benefits can be obtained.
The diet also encourages that all processed foods containing artificial ingredients are eliminated. All animal products are also avoided in order to keep a cleaner digestive tract because animal foods tend to stay in the body for a long period of time.
The foods promoted on the raw vegan diet are generally low in calories and can be consumed in large quantities without consuming excess calories. The diet is also high in essential nutrients, which can help to diminish food cravings and hunger when consumed consistently. If the body is not used to eating raw foods, then the foods will naturally increase hunger until the missing nutrients are restored into the body. It can take anywhere from several days to several weeks or longer until the cravings disappear.
One of the greatest benefits of the raw vegan diet for weight loss is that the foods are high in fiber, which helps to clean out the digestive tract. A clean digestive tract in turn paves the way for the body to be cleansed of toxins at a deep cellular level. This is very important when it comes to losing weight because the toxins are generally wrapped up in fat cells in order to keep them from harming the body. Therefore, by eliminating the toxins, the body can eliminate the excess fat cells as well.
Another health benefit of the raw vegan diet is that it is able to nourish the body is such a way that the majority of diseases and health problems can be prevented. One of the major reasons for this is that the diet does not contain toxins, but rather, it helps to eliminate harmful toxins. According to studies, it is the toxic foods that are the real culprits behind many degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer and arthritis. Therefore, by avoiding the toxins and eliminating them, one can also avoid the health problems associated with them.
Heal From Disease
Not only can the raw vegan diet prevent disease, but it is also effective at healing many diseases. Circulatory problems, cancer, diabetes, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, and many other diseases can be helped just by consuming more raw foods.
In some cases, it is enough to just eliminate the toxic foods and begin eating plenty of raw plant-based foods in order for the healing to place. But it is not always the case because many health problems have different requirements and all foods contain different nutrients and have different healing powers. Therefore, in some cases, in order for the healing to take place, one might have to resort to eating a certain group of foods while avoiding another group.
For example, leafy greens are ideal for diabetes because they will not spike the blood sugar levels. Spicy foods are ideal for parasites as they are able to create a warm and undesirable environment in the body that makes the parasites die or leave. Foods high in tryptophan are ideal for depression because the tryptophan converts into the feel-good hormone known as serotonin.
Longevity and Vitality
The raw vegan diet not only helps to promote longevity, but it increases the vitality as well. Vitality is important because it enables individuals to live a full and productive life, both physically and mentally, until the very end.
Another benefit of the raw vegan diet is that it is high in antioxidants, which help to eliminate toxins from around the brain area. If the toxins are allowed to settle and remain around the brain cells they can cause the cells to die off prematurely. This disrupts the pathways required for the brain to store and retrieve information. But when the toxins are cleared, the brain cells are free to multiply and become strong, which then improves the memory.
Although it can be very challenging on the emotions to switch to the raw vegan diet, the diet nevertheless can help individuals to find emotional freedom. Many might not even realize that they depend on food to numb their emotions until they begin to eliminate the sugar, processed fats and other processed foods. It is a hard and emotional transition, but once the body is cleared and the nutrients are restored, the healing can begin to take place.
Depression, anxiety, fear, anger and many other mental health problems can be resolved with the proper foods.
The studies are out that show that consuming sugar and highly processed foods can lead to criminal activity. Sugar, processed foods, and overeating in general can numb the mind and emotions in the same way that alcohol and recreational drugs do. They only difference is that the effects are not as severe and are not always immediate, but nevertheless can affect the behavior of the individual well into the future.
One of the studies that was done showed that when young children were being fed candy they were more likely to engage in criminal activity in their teenage and adult years than those who were not fed the sugar.
Even the Bible seems to back this up. In Deuteronomy 21:18-20 God tells Moses that if a son be rebellious even after he has been punished, the father and mother are to take him to the elders and call him a glutton and a drunk. According to this verse, it seems as though excess food was the only thing in those days that could make a child rebel. Jesus rebelled against the Pharisees, and He too was called a glutton and a drunk. (See Matthew 11:19)
The raw vegan diet can also help to bring one closer to God. God is the creator of all living things in nature, and the closer one gets to nature, naturally, the closer one comes to God. The end result is a higher level of spirituality wherein one can experience a higher level of intuition and the ability to become one with the forces of life. The best part about this is that the higher one rises, the more power one receives, which then helps to eliminate the threats of everyday circumstances. When one no longer feels threatened, then one is free to live in peace and harmony with oneself and with others.