Do you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Not only does our skin serve as a protective covering for our body, it also changes to regulate our internal body temperature. Skin is a good indicator of our overall health and well-being.
Every woman desires to have beautiful skin. The beauty industry will never go bust as women all over the world are always on the hunt for the miracle product that can give them glowing, beautiful skin. People spend thousands of dollars on skin care products to make their skin look vibrant and glowing but all these are just topical products – products that we put on top of our skin. However if we spent just a fraction of the money we spend on these skin care products on raw food, we will start to see an immediate change in the texture of our skin.
When you eat raw food, your body takes in more of the key vitamins and amino acids it needs for you to have good, beautiful skin. In fact, you are also adding moisture naturally to your skin when you eat raw food. Much of the moisture in food is destroyed in the cooking process, that’s why raw food is a better alternative as it provides natural moisture for your skin.
Your skin reflects what goes on in your body. When your organs and blood are fed the nutrition they require to function properly, it just shows on your skin. Consume a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to get sufficient vitamins, fiber and minerals in your body. As you diligently include raw food to your diet, you will slowly see your face showing a healthy glow and luminosity.
Much has been said of the effectiveness of vitamin C in skin care products to lessen wrinkles. Wouldn’t it be better to acquire it directly from natural food source? Vitamin C is crucial for fair, radiant and beautiful skin. A lack of vitamin C in our body leads to skin problems such as dark spots, freckles and wrinkles. Foods rich in vitamin C are custard apple, orange, longan, kiwi, guava, strawberry, pomelo and papaya..
When you start adding raw foods to your diet, things will just naturally fall into place. You begin to feel better and you look better too. And you will realize that people seem to react to you more positively. You will have much more energy for your work, your friends, and your family. You don’t need to keep experimenting with expensive anti-wrinkle creams or contemplate cosmetic surgery just to be beautiful. When your body and skin are getting their essential nutrition with raw, uncooked foods, you will look and feel your best, NATURALLY!
So, just what is considered a raw food diet? Well, a diet is considered a raw food diet if it consists of at least 75% raw, uncooked fruits, vegetables, sprouts, etc. It is believed that raw and living foods contain important food enzymes, which are thought to be destroyed in the cooking process, i.e. heating foods above 116°F.
In general, raw diet eaters have a precise method to prepare foods. These include sprouting seeds, grains and beans; soaking nuts and dried fruits; and juicing fruits and vegetables. The dehydrator – equipment that blows hot air through the food but never reaches a temperature beyond 116°F, is the only form of cooking allowed.
You may be wondering by now if you have to keep to the regimen so strictly? Of course not. Nonetheless, it is surely beneficial to incorporate some of these methods and ideas into your diet. If you snack frequently at work, you may want to consider taking carrots or apple slices instead of a potato chip. Yes, it may not be that good a comfort food, but it certainly gives you better benefits in health and achieving beautiful skin. With the convenience of pre-packed salads or sliced fruits that make it easier to pack and take them to work, there shouldn’t be excuses for not having time to prepare raw food.
Although these are not necessary organic foods, raw food is still a better choice than cooked or processed food. If you have more time, you can buy organic food and slice them yourself. Radiant, beautiful skin begins with a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet. As the saying goes – ‘You are what you eat’, start incorporating raw food into your diet today and you will have beautiful skin in no time.
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