Whole, fresh, ripe, raw organic fruits & veggies consumed in their natural state provide a very rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and water. They are our body’s ideal source of energy and help our body to stay healthy and vibrant. Raw food is living food which contains natural enzymes that are necessary for digestion and health. Eating raw foods eliminates constipation and thus avoids the accumulation of waste in your colon which otherwise putrefies and ferments and leads to gas and the reabsorption of toxins.
Water is another crucial factor. Our body is made up of 60-70% of water and besides oxygen; water is the most important thing our body needs. Every organ and function within your body is regulated and contingent upon water. Our blood which is made up of 83% of water feeds our cells and organs with the required nutrients and oxygen and transports, protects and regulates our body functions and organs. Thus the quality of our blood defines our health. Water is also essential for the eliminations of toxins and helps to flush body waste. Raw fruits & veggies are made up of sustainable amounts of water as well (e.g. watermelon ~92%, lettuce ~96%). Furthermore the water in in fruits & veggies is one of the world’s best.
On a raw food diet, you’ll notice that you’re not as thirsty as on a cooked food diet because you’re consuming much more water through fruits & veggies.