Why raw food?
When food is cooked the fiber is destroyed, as are the enzymes. Some of the water content is eliminated, and some of the nutrients. 1/2 of the food value is lost in the process of digestion. What remains is only 1-15% of the value of the food, and we would need to eat 15-25 lbs of cooked food to get the nutrients we need, every day.
Raw food provides good scrubbing fiber, living enzymes, and pure living water with nutrients. However, half the value of the food is lost in the process of digestion. It needs to be chewed very well. What remains is 1-45 % of the food value. We would need to eat 5-8 lbs every day to get the food value we need.
Juicing is taking raw food and putting it through a juicer. This process ruptures the membrane of each cell to deliver living enzymes and pure living water with nutrients. There is no fiber, therefore it will bypass the digestive system and go straight into the blood stream, enabling 75-93% of the food value to be absorbed. One pound of raw food produces 1 serving, and one can consume this several times in a day.
Adapted from a presentation by Judy Fleming, Hallelujah Acres Dr. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study:
"Degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented--and in many cases reversed--by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet."
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Dr. Brian Clement, PhD, LNC:
"The most nourishing food on land is leafy sprouts."
"Every creature on earth except humans--and the animals we have domesticated and replaced--naturally eats a 100% raw food diet."