If you want to eat as healthily as possible, you should try and eat as many of your vegetables and fruits as possible raw. Raw fruit and vegetables are loaded with even more nutrients because cooking often damages the vitamins that these foods contain.
Cooking is actually a relatively new human process, and only a few thousand years ago, most of the food we ate was raw. A thousand years might sound like a long time, but in evolutionary terms, it’s not.
But, because your body is now used to cooked food, it’s not a good idea to suddenly switch to a raw-food diet overnight. If you do this, you’ll probably end up with an upset stomach. Instead, ease yourself in gradually by having a raw food salad for your lunch.
Tasty, easy to make, portable, and low in calories, a raw food salad is the perfect lunch, and won’t make you feel tired or bloated afterward. That’s good news if you have to go back to work after you’ve eaten!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: N/A
- 1 nectarine
- 1 avocado
- ½ medium-sized zucchini
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 10 mint leaves, finely chopped
- Juice of half a lime
- Sea salt
- Chop the nectarine, avocado, zucchini and cucumber and put them in a bowl.
- Add the pumpkin seeds, mint leaves, lime juice, and a sprinkling of sea salt.
- Mix together and serve, or place in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to one day.
Recipe credit: rawfoodrecipes.com
Picture credit: berryandcelery.com
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