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Benefits of Raw Fish and Raw Food Diet
Fish is a major healthy food resource throughout the world and can either be caught from the wild or cultivated in open sea of fresh water pens, ponds and cages. There are literally hundreds of varieties that lend themselves to a variety of fish recipes.
Before the discovery of fire and cooking with heat, they consumed food raw, salted with sea water and dried together with other foods foraged from the wild. Raw sashimi and ceviche are included in many healthy food recipes are still popular but are now eaten off a plate with chopstick or forks.
The raw food diet is becoming more popular as increasing numbers of people are educated about the components and benefits of this lifestyle. There is a lot to learn in some cases but it can be very beneficial.
Often this diet is used because of the food to lose weight. These raw foods have the ability to help a person shed a few pounds. In fact, depending on their original weight, they may lose more than hundred pounds over time. It is essential that this weight loss is achieved in the healthy manner and not done too quickly. Raw food weight loss is normally a bit slower than using various dieting products because it is natural and healthy. You are recommended to exercise and drink a lot of fluids if weight loss is your goal.
The extra nutrition that your body is absorbing makes you feel better overall. You have more energy, better moods, and higher levels of concentration, among other things. You may even experience your skin looking healthier if that was a problem in the past. Your sleep patterns may improve. There is also a reduction in the risk of heart disease, cancer and various other illnesses. Your body is better able to fight off sickness and disease. The diet can actually slow down the aging process at the same time as making you healthier.
Because the raw food diet can be very different to those of the average person, there may be some side effects at the beginning. If you are used to consuming a lot of sugar and caffeine, you might experience headaches, nausea and cravings. These can last for over a week. Also, in the case that you are diabetic, you have to be very careful not to overindulge in fruit that is high in carbohydrates.
Some individuals using the raw food lifestyle have become deficient in certain vitamins like B12. To prevent deficiencies, a variety of foods is recommended. Having a list of foods that are rich in certain vitamins and minerals near the kitchen or another place in plain site is a wise idea.
Source: Major Benefits of the Raw Food Diet by Chris Lukovich, August 2012