Advocates of the raw foods diet believe that heating food above 104° destroys the natural enzymes needed for proper digestion and reduces the nutritional value of the food. They also believe that cooked foods contain harmful toxins which can cause various chronic diseases….

People who embrace the raw foods lifestyle believe that heating foods over 112 degrees destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes that are necessary for boosting digestion and fighting chronic disease. Many people actually believe that cooking your food makes the food toxic.

Embracing a diet that consists of more raw foods will help prevent the damage caused by environmental pollutants, stress, processed and refined foods, lack of nutrients, and mineral-deficient water.

Benefits of switching to a raw foods diet supposedly can also help prevent or control the following health issues…

  1. allergies
  2. arthritis
  3. autoimmune disorders
  4. blood pressure
  5. cancer 
  6. constipation
  7. diabetes
  8. digestive problems
  9. fatigue
  10. food allergies
  11. gallstones or gall bladder disease
  12. headaches
  13. heart failure
  14. high blood pressure
  15. high cholesterol
  16. hormonal imbalance
  17. immune system
  18. inflammation
  19. joint pain 
  20. kidney disease
  21. liver function
  22. memory
  23. muscle aches and pains
  24. nutritional deficiencies
  25. obesity
  26. osteoporosis
  27. Parkinson’s disease
  28. PMS
  29. skin problems
  30. stomach cancer
  31. stroke
  32. weight

And not only that, you’ll also reap nutritional perks by eating more foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals.