- September 1st, 2014
Before you top your salad with those raw diced tomatoes, you may want to consider first tossing them on the stove. Studies suggest that lycopene—an antioxidant compound that gives foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, and papaya their rosy hue—is more absorbable by the body after the food is heated.The Link Between Antioxidants, the Big “C,” and Other DiseasesBy Erica Tasto
- September 1st, 2014
In most nutritional battles, raw foods trump cooked foods—particularly raw veggies, which are low in calories and thus more appealing to those trying to lose weight. After all, you can chomp on pea pods all day long, but do the same with potato chips and your belly is bound to become bloat city.How to Achieve Nutritional BalanceBy Erica Tasto
- July 1st, 2014
Grab your juicers and prepare to harness the power of one of nature’s greatest healers—wheatgrass. Frequently referred to as “Liquid Sunshine,” wheatgrass offers an incredible amount of health benefits from head to toe.
A BRIEF HISTORYBoost Your Body With WheatgrassBy Samantha Fischer
- June 1st, 2014
Gone are the days when the word raw—in the context of food—conjured up hippy granola images of unpalatable wilted lettuce leaves and dry, warped carrot sticks. The raw food movement has seen a recent surge into mainstream consciousness.By Tess Masters AKA The Blender Girl
- April 1st, 2014UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeeklyMAKES: 3/4 CUP
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons maple syrup or agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash ground pepper
Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. Sweet Mustard Dressing will keep for one week. Source: Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet
- March 1st, 2014
Though going meatless doesn’t necessarily mean being vegan and raw, it doesn’t hurt to forgo animal products and heat from cooking every once in a while. And that brings us to nut cheese. Typical nut cheeses are made from Brazil nuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts. As the recipe below shows, you can easily use almonds and hazelnuts as well.
- December 1st, 2013
Living a raw lifestyle can be one of the best things you do for your body, especially after the holidays. Whether you are a raw foodist for the long run or just to cleanse yourself from some overly processed foods, your body will feel great.
- November 1st, 2013
The holidays tend to leave many people frazzled. Lots of family means lots of food, which always leads to lots of hassle. But if you choose to make a few raw appetizers, your work load will be lightened the day of, and your guests will never know the difference.
- October 1st, 2013
Summer may be long gone, but you still need good raw sides for your table. But what do you choose? Most dressings require some sort of oil that is not considered raw. Olive oils that are raw need to be made with ripe olives, which are then stone crushed and cold pressed—many olive oils don’t meet that requirement. Reading labels is crucial when attempting to eat all raw.
- June 1st, 2013
It seems like everywhere you turn, the term “raw” appears on popular food labels.Unraveling the mysteries of the living foods lifestyleBy Brian Clement, PhD, NMD, CN