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Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2004 - Cooking - 355 pages
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A raw foods diet advocates exactly that: raw foods. No cooking, no grilling, no steaming, no application of heat of any kind. Why? Because eating food closest to its natural state engenders a tremendous exchange of energy between food and body. The result, over time, is a feeling of buoyant, radiant health. Tackling head-on the skepticism likely to greet proponents of what the world sees as a "fad" diet, renowned nutritionist and long-time raw-foods adherent Brigitte Mars presents historical data, case studies, and scientific evidence confirming the efficacy of raw foods diets in: Increasing energy levels Boosting immune system function Improving digestive function Dispelling depression Supporting emotional stability Clearing the skin Sustaining overall good health In addition, Mars points out the environmental benefits of the raw foods diet, making a case for eating raw foods as a means of reducing waste, making the most of agricultural practice, and reducing the human footprint on the earth. Whether the reader wants to jump right into an all-raw diet or just wants to introduce more raw foods into the diet, Mars offers gentle encouragement and practical instruction. Readers will find advice on planning a balanced diet to meet their nutritional needs, combining foods for best effect, preserving raw foods, equipping the raw kitchen, sprouting, juicing, and every other technique that makes the raw foods diet simple, delicious, and healthful. In-depth profiles describe the nutritional and health benefits of hundreds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seasonings.Perhaps most important, Mars provides more than 200 kitchen-tested, real-people-approved raw foods recipes. Under Mars's instruction, readers will enjoy making everything from juices and shakes to salads, soups, dressings, yogurts, crackers, spreads, dips, vegetable burgers, curries, vegetable pastas, wraps, and more.

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User Review  - podsky - Overstock.com

Excellant book with tons of great information. i will not be able to live on a total raw diet but have many guidelines on nutrition that I have learned from this book. I highly recommend it. Read full review

The best Raw foods book...hands down!

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My mom showed me this book and I just had to get it. Not only does it have great recipies but it is very informative. My favorite part is the chapter that breaks down each vitamin and mineral and ... Read full review


The Raw Advantage
What Is RawAnd What Is Not?
Why Go Raw?
Raw Foods Encyclopedia
The Raw Kitchen
Raw Recipes
Eating Raw with Family and Friends
Using Foods for Healing
Nutrients and Source Foods
About the Author

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About the author (2004)

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant from Boulder, Colorado, who has been working with natural medicine for more than thirty years. She teaches herbal medicine through the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, and the Naropa Institute. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild.

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