Raw Food Diet – Is It Possible? Doable? Delicious? #AMCoffee

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Who wants to eat grass? Obviously, not many people! What we forget though is that eating fresh and including into our daily food choices the foods like veggies can change our outlook on life. Literally.

All diseases stem out from the internal inflammation. Inflammation is a starting point for more serious dysfunctions that can easily grow into chronic conditions. Why does the majority of the population is waiting for that to happen? You know the answer.

What matters today and now is your personal point of view on this or any other subject and taking control of your life.

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  1. I’d be willing to give it a try as long as I had more information about what it entails.

  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:


    Raw Food Diet – What Is It?

    The goal of eating more raw foods is to obtain plenty of nutrients in an easy-to-digest manner, one that our bodies are naturally suited for. While there’s no need to go completely raw or to declare yourself a “raw vegan,” making sure to consume at least some raw vegetables and fruits every day is important for just about everyone.

    Raw foodism has been around since the 1800s, and both studies and anecdotal evidence show the benefits of a raw food diet include: (1)

    lowering inflammation
    improving digestion
    providing more dietary fiber
    improving heart health
    helping with optimal liver function
    preventing cancer
    preventing or treating constipation
    giving you more energy
    clearing up your skin
    preventing nutrient deficiencies
    lowering the amount of antinutrients and carcinogens in your diet
    helping you maintain a healthy body weight

  3. mmmm im all in for this!!

  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    How Much RAW Makes It RAW Diet?

    There isn’t one single type of raw food diet that you should strive to follow — rather there’s all sorts of different variations of raw food diets out there, all with different advice and degrees to which foods can be cooked.

    Depending on the exact type you choose to follow, raw food diets can include far more than just fresh produce. In addition to raw fruits and vegetables, you might consume fish, sea vegetables, fermented foods, sprouted grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, and even some meat and raw dairy products. (2)

    The thing that ties various raw food diets together is that generally no foods that have been pasteurized, homogenized, or produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives are included. This means avoiding, or at least greatly reducing, most popular packaged and processed foods sold in the grocery store like breads, bottled condiments, cereals, crackers, cheese, refined oils and processed meats.

    It can be hard to transition from the diet you currently eat to one with more raw foods — especially if you currently think you “don’t like” raw fruits and vegetables much, which are definitely a major proponent of a raw food diet. If you’re skeptical of raw food diets and worried about whether or not you can tolerate eating more raw foods, remember that it’s all about taking small steps. There’s no need to completely make over your diet overnight. In fact, you’ll likely maintain a healthier way of eating when you transition things slowly.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      It’s really hard cutting out all the processed stuff we are so used to. Bread would be a hard one to get rid of completely. And cheese…..I LOVE chese!

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        When there’s no imminent need, we just continue on the path we are in.
        Unless one of two things happen:
        – We either shift our mind and understanding for a change in our life or
        – Body tells us through a physical condition that we must change or…

  5. i would not be able to do the raw fish but i could adapt to many of the others!! i love alfalfa

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

      You don’t need to!
      Read on!

      • i agree baby steps and eating more good foods that processed food it is the worst for us we try to say away from this as much as we can some time it cant be helped

        • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

          In my understanding where I am in life and after reading a ton of different research papers and clinical studies, good balanced nutrition comes from both sides: plant and animal/fish.
          It is especially important for children, as their organs continue to mature up until 20-years-old.
          Missing on the the major amino acids and vitamins and all the stuff that science hasn’t discovered yet makes their bodies deficient and develop “not understood” illnesses sometime later in life.
          It is all connected.

          • Laura
            trying to get Jack to eat certain foods is real hard he dont eat all the good things that he should be he will gag if he see any thing he dont like it is a challenge to get him to eat but he loves yogurt

            • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

              I really, really get it.
              You know what, it does help to add Extra nutrition – especially FIBER – into his foods he eats.
              I add LENTILS, a lot of them, into my kiddo’s meals. Lentils are bursting with Fiber and Protein and do not have taste – rather, they acquire the taste and flavor of the meal we put them in.

              Check out this recipe I make often

              MAC n CHEESE With LENTILS

  6. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:


    Raw Food Diet vs. a Vegan Diet: What’s the Difference?

    What do vegans eat?

    Raw vegans don’t consume any animal products whatsoever and very few cooked foods, which means this way of eating can be hard to keep up with and unattainable for many people. On top of that, there are plenty of nutrients available in animal foods and benefits to including some of them in your diet. For example, organ meats, like chicken liver or kidneys, are often called superfoods and are some of the most nutrient-dense foods there are, extremely high in things like vitamin A, B vitamins, phosphorus and iron.

    Some nutrients are simply more easily obtained when you include some animal foods in your diet. For example, if you compare the nutrient density of organ meats to that of vegetables like spinach or carrots, the organ meats outperform many of them. Other animal foods make smart food choices too: Eggs are a great source of choline, fish are the single best way to get anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and beef is rich in things like zinc and selenium.

    In Raw Vegan Approach it is too easy to run low on critical vitamins and minerals, plus protein. It’s true that some plant-based foods have protein, but they aren’t “complete proteins” — meaning they don’t supply all of the essential amino acids that the body cannot make on its own like animals foods can.

    Raw veganism calls for including high-quality animal products in moderation to make it easier to obtain enough amino acids, healthy sources of saturated fats and omega-3s, iron, B vitamins (especially vitamin B12 and folate), zinc, and selenium. Vitamin B12 benefits red blood cell formation and improves cellular function; iron prevents anemia and fatigue; folate is important for converting chemicals in the body for proper cellular functions and cellular division; and omega-3s lower inflammation and improve heart health.

    If you struggle with low energy, fatigue, being underweight, infertility, depression or neurological issues, loss of muscle mass, or weak bones, a vegan or vegetarian diet will likely make it harder to recover. In addition to eating plenty of fruits and veggies, that you include some organic, pasture-raised or grass-fed animal proteins — calf liver and chicken liver, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, raw/fermented dairy products, and pasture-raised poultry are all great options.

    • well i am not a vegan but i do eat a lot of great farm veggies and we hunt and fish for most of our meat and i do love my steak lol but the amount of stuff i get from my garden it makes up for all the bad i eat

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        It seems that you are leading a great balanced life. We all need to strive to do as you do.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      I love eggs. Scrambled, hard boiled, over medium…so tasty! I;ve never had liver before. I never really knew it was good for you. I do not think I could handle it. I’ll stick with regular beef. Haha

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        I remember my mom cooked every now and then liver dishes. It actually tastes good, but you cannot eat a lot of it.
        Very rich in IRON. Those with low hemoglobin would benefit.

  7. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:


    The Importance of Fermented Foods in a Raw Food Diet

    A staple of nearly every civilization on earth in one form or another, fermented foods are some of the healthiest things about eating a raw food diet. Fermented foods are raw and naturally develop probiotics during the period when they undergo fermentation, which happens when oxygen converts some of their nutrients. Fermented foods have been eaten for thousands of years in the form of yogurt, kefir, sourdough breads, kombucha, and cultured vegetables like sauerkraut, kimchi and kvass.

    Probiotics supplied by fermented foods, which are “good bacteria” that reside in your gut, are responsible for nutrient absorption and supporting your immune system. They help you to repopulate your gut with beneficial microbiota after you’ve begun the process of clearing away built-up toxins and waste. Probiotic foods encourage a healthy microbiome, are great for your digestive system, improve immunity, help clear up your skin, and are even beneficial for maintaining hormonal balance and a healthy weight.

    Regardless of whether you eat a raw food diet or not, you can benefit from including more fermented foods in your diet to prevent digestive disorders, skin issues, candida, autoimmune disease and frequent infections.

    Check out these stories published by me on FERMENTED FOODS & their Incredible Benefits to our Gut Flora and Well-Being.

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    Fermented Cabbage & Kambucha

    Miso & Kefir – What Are These?

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    Pickles And Yogurt Are Live Cultures!

    Familiarize Yourself With Chicha And Buttermilk Benefits

    I Grew Up Drinking KVAS!

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    • oh yes love my kraut and cold slaw and my yogurt and we make our own pickles oh man they are so good they are better then the store ones

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        I do not eat store-bought pickles.
        My family has been doing pickling and jarring all their lives.
        The pickles are some of my favorites.
        We have done a ton of recipes for pickles for winter time all my life.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      We already love and consume a lot of yogurt and pickles. I guess I need to buy more sourdough bread….it is my favorite! And I am still needing to try out kefir.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        It’s great you welcome all of these foods!
        But the trick is to bring more variety to our daily diet to activate more benefits from the stuff certain foods contain.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      The only thing I would eat from here is the yogurt and sourdough bread (my favorite!)! LOL What are Kvass and Kimchi?? Never heard of them…

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        All of the above foods are culturally developed.
        If you’ve never been exposed to them, obviously, they will taste weird.
        But the benefits are there: anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties are in many of them.
        Look up the links I placed inside the AMCoffee #4

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    Was a fun party. Congrats to all the winners!

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