What does it mean to Eat Raw?
To be of the Raw Vegan or “Living Food” lifestyle means that we eat foods that are unprocessed, uncooked and organic. We know that by increasing the amount of fresh, natural, organic food that we consume, the greater our overall health will be. Food can be warmed to a temperature of not more than 115 degrees and still maintain living water, enzymes, and vitamins. Good ‘n’ Raw is committed to bringing you some of the best foods in the world like fresh produce from local farmers, and superfoods (food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being) like goji berries (China), cacao (South America), wild blueberries (USA), matcha tea (China) and flax seed (USA). By eating fruits, seeds and vegetables in their simplest state, right from the tree, bush, or vine, we consume foods brimming with life that are capable of transmitting that life force energy to you!
Why Should we Eat Raw?
Raw living plant foods are simple, easy to digest, pleasant to eat and packed with thousands of nutrients full of life. They are easy to digest because they fit the biological architecture of the human digestive system. The sun is the root of all life on this planet and raw plant foods embody the most authentic transferred sun energy. Eating more raw foods has been shown to help increase energy, improve digestion and detoxify the body. The body is also able to restore itself, build new vibrant cells, and re-mineralize at the cellular level.
"You are what you eat"
...is something most of us have heard at some point in our lives no matter what culture and country. Raw food is living food & a healing food. It is what our bodies were intended to eat to allow our bodies to function and heal naturally! These healing foods are organic quality foods and can be found locally, grown in your own yard or found in the wild and many are superfoods in their raw natural state. Good 'n' Raw is dedicated to offering the purest raw food possible. We also assure you that our goal is to be 100% organic but sometimes the universe just doesn't allow us 100% in which case we buy local!
For Our Health
The wide spectrum of minerals in raw plants and seeds provide different types of nutrition including a balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet our body's needs. Eating the right balance of alkaline and acidic raw foods can lead to weight loss, and help with the healing of many forms of sickness and chronic disease. Foods in their natural state contain living enzymes, oxygen, hormones, phytochemicals, bio-electrical energy and life-force all leading to a total feeling of wellness. Cooking depletes vitamins, damages fats and proteins and destroys digestion beneficial enzymes. When we ingest food that is lacking of enzymes, we must deplete our bodies' natural store of them to digest it. We are the only
creatures on Earth that have taken to cooking our food, which started thousands of ears ago out of necessity to destroy dangerous bacteria. If anything we're lacking in a plant-based diet we would see it in animals that naturally eat a raw diet, but animals do not develop illness and degenerative diseases like we do. End chronic dehydration and increase energy by eating your raw food!
Raw food has amazing taste and purity of flavor that every person should experience. No need to add dangerous salts or sugars- cooking depletes the natural essence and flavor of food.
Eating more raw living foods helps preserve the environment by reducing the use of chemicals used in processed foods and decreasing the need for packaging materials. We can be part of helping reduce the effects of Greenhouse Gas when purchasing fruits and vegetables from organic gardens which help clean the air and produce pure oxygen.
To Increase Spirituality
Eating raw is a direct connection to Earths bounty. Sitting down to enjoy a raw meal can be a spiritual experience. The colors, the smells, and the tastes, of fresh food help you be in the moment and connect with nature on a deeper level. Consuming pure food can also lift mental fog and help you experience life through new eyes.
As an added bonus, eating your food raw can help you save money (your time and energy) on food, vitamins, electricity, doctors' bills, drugs, and health insurance!