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Raw Food Diet (Detox Diet)

(Rawism, Detox Food, Detox Diet, Raw Foodism, Detoxification, No cook meals, Cooking without fire, Fireless cooking)

Raw foodism (or rawism) is the dietary practice of eating only uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods or wild foods." as defined by Wikipedia. It can include raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, raw milk, raw milk yogurt and sometimes raw meat. There have been many health conscious people these days who are slowly transitioning to raw diet.

Well in India we may not be comfortable with a long term raw diet. However, including raw food in your diet as often as you can surely helps. It will help in detoxifying our system. Detoxification (shortly called as Detox) is a process to help us cleanse our system and make us more healthy. In our body there is an ongoing detoxification to remove the toxins formed by the food we eat and also through the environment we are exposed to. Our body system is naturally designed to transform the toxins and excrete them out of the body. In order for this to happen naturally, our body should get a break from the regular exposure to processed foods, heavy diets and environmental pollution.

The raw food are low in calories but contain increased amounts of nutrients like vitamins and minerals, it also has high fiber which eliminates the toxins by increasing the bowel movement.The unhealthy diet has been been the leading cause of headaches, fatigue, lack of concentration, feeling bloated, indigestion, bad breath etc. More and more dietitians are recommending a detox diet once in a while.

The main aim of this article is not to promote a diet plan. Please consult your doctor or a dietitian if you intent to go on a long term detox diet or raw diet. This is for normal people who want to take a break from the heaviness of life. Also, these days I get questions asking about recipes ideas for 'Cooking without fire' cookery competitions. These ideas also can be used for fire less cooking competitions.

Including a raw diet will surely make you feel more fresher and energetic. I encourage all my regular visitors to accommodate raw diet starting with once a week. Below I have shared a few raw detox recipes - both raw diet and semi raw diet. Remember to drink plenty of water when you are on a raw diet. It is the best detox food that you can have. Raw diet helps maintain your weight and well, it also saves your cooking time:-).

Raw Diet

Sprouts Salad Avocado Salad Beetroot Pomegranate Juice Tricolour Fruit Salad
Cranberry Chiffon Salad Fresh Tomato Salsa Yellow Squash Raita Fresh Fig Salad

Cabbage Salad
Avocado Milkshake Mango Smoothie Strawberry Smoothie
Sweet Lassi Cherry Lassi Watermelon Agua Fresca Sambharam

Pina Colada
Raspberry Lassi
Beetroot Milkshake
Mango Milkshake
Tender Coconut Shake Sol Kadhi Cucumber Juice Aamras Aamras
Tender Coconut Smoothie Thenga Chammanthi Thenga Chammanthi Palm Fruit Milkshake Palm Fruit Milkshake Chatpata Vegetable Salad Chatpata Vegetable Salad
Guacamole Beetroot Roti Greek Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt Cucumber Dip) Green Smoothie Green Smoothie Mint Chutney Raw Mint Chutney
Raw Garlic Chutney Raw Garlic Chutney Beetroot Roti Raw Vegetable Sushi Roll

Semi Raw Diet

Spicy Chikpea Salad (Channa Chaat) Sabz Chana Snakegourd Salad
NavadhanyaSundal
Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait Tricolour Salad Steamed Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Microwave Garlic Broccoli Microwave Garlic Broccoli
Chatpata Sprouts Salad Chatpata Sprouts Salad Masala Buttermilk Masala Buttermilk Wheat Berry Parfait Wheat Berry Parfait No Bake Lime Pie
Peanut And Sesame Noodles Peanut & Sesame Noodles Mango Punch Mango Punch Butter Corn Butter Corn Peanut Butter Pie

Cold Coffee
Coconut Chutney Coconut Chutney Fruit Custard Fruit Custard


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Comments (2)

Person T.Kirubakaran   (May 4, 2015)
God given are good for health. Man made over cooking is bad for health. Let us learn this lesson & live longer with healthy life by eating organic raw/low cooked vegitables, fruits , nuts & sprouts . thanks for the wonderful article
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 4, 2015)
Thanks Kirubakaran. I hope everyone starts enjoying natural food more and more.

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