Why Sprouts Are Essential To A Raw Food Diet and A Raw Food Sprouts Recipe

May 22, 2009 by  
Filed under A Raw Food Diet, Sprouts Recipe

Raw Food Recipe - Pineapple Sprouts Explosion

Raw Food Recipe - Pineapple Sprouts Explosion

Those of you who have been on a raw food diet for a long time, know that it works, it’s not a fad and that people were designed to be on a raw food diet. Not only does a raw food diet give you an incredible abundance of energy but your body will thank you in the long run.

To those new to a raw foot diet, by raw we don’t mean raw fish, meat or milk. We’re talking about raw uncooked foods such as mangoes, watermelon, broccoli, spinach, sprouts…etcetera. There are more nutrients in non-cooked foods and your body has an easier time digesting it.

Sprouts are essential to a raw food diet as sprouts act as a concentrated source of the living enzymes and “life force” that is lost when foods are cooked or not picked fresh from your own garden. Their high enzyme content makes them much easier to digest than the seed or bean from which they came.

All nutrients necessary for life are contained in seeds—a food category that includes grain kernels, beans, legumes, and nuts.  Because sprouts are so fresh, and do not sit for days or weeks in warehouses, we know that we are getting optimum nutrition.

If you’re confused on what to eat on a raw food diet, it’s easy to make food starting with sprouts.  You can blend a good mix of sprouts, fruit, and nuts into a power smoothie. Or toss a quick salad with the same ingredients. We provided a raw food recipe below with spouts that you can simply make with ingredients in your kitchen. It’s nutritious, delicious and your body will thank you for it afterward.

A Raw Food Recipe – Pineapple Sprouts Explosion

1 cup of mixed sprouts (your choice)

1/4 red cabbage, sliced finely

1/4 fresh pineapple, cut into bite sized pieces

1 bunch of mint, shredded

Dash olive oil

Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

Simply combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss and serve

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One Response to “Why Sprouts Are Essential To A Raw Food Diet and A Raw Food Sprouts Recipe”
  1. Abby says:

    I’m certainly an advocate of raw food, but I do have to comment on one statement you’ve made — it is absolutely untrue that raw foods are “easier to digest.” That cooking makes food MORE digestible is its single most notable effect. The literature demonstrates clearly that starches and proteins are made more available to the human body through heat processing.

    That’s not to say, of course, that cooking might have undesirable effects, such as breaking down antioxidants (also abundantly demonstrated in the literature). But please keep things balanced and don’t misrepresent the raw diet.

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