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What is healthy food? Healthy food is live food.
What is Live Food?
What is Live Food?
- "Live Food" is similar to "Raw Food" in that it is food that has not been heated to the point where the enzymes are destroyed. When a food is heated to 118 degrees for 30 minutes or more all of its enzymes (and many nutrients) are destroyed and are no longer useful to your body.
- "Live Food" also means that the food is particularly high in life force. For example, sprouts are live because they are a food that is still growing. Raw foods, if fresh, can still have metabolic activity, that is, chemical processes that occur in living organisms, resulting in growth and production of energy.
- Eating a diet containing all or a high percentage of live food means that a person is consuming food that has all its nutrients intact, including the enzymes and the “life force” energy of the food. Eating live food is a way to avoid and to reduce exposure to the harmful substances that are produced when food is overly cooked.
- To experience the difference between live food and cooked food, notice how you feel after eating a live food meal and compare this to how you feel after eating overly cooked food.
- Most people, when they eat cooked food, feel their energy drop, even to the point of needing a nap. This is the result of the body working to process the cooked food as food and to produce the digestive enzymes needed to replace the food enzymes that were destroyed in the cooking process. In contrast, most people eating a live food meal will feel satisfied and energized because the enzymes and nutrients have not been destroyed by cooking.
- Try live food and observe how you feel. It may take a little time to get use to, but people who do often enjoy live food more than overly cooked foods. You can either start with small amounts of raw vegetables or lightly steamed vegetables (vibrant color should not be lost - if it is the food was over cooked).
- A fun way to learn healthy recipes is to attend raw food, vegan, and/or vegetarian pot luck groups. Meet and talk to people who have adopted a healthier lifestyle. The links below will provide contact information.
- If interested, there is a wealth of information, including scientific evidence, for you to educate yourself about the varieties of the live food diets.
- Don't make too many changes too quickly. Increase live foods slowly & see what works for you. The hacres.com website,for example, suggests 85% raw & 15% cooked foods each day. However, you may want a different percentage that suits you better. YOU DECIDE.