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CONTENTS… INTRODUCTION DEFINITION WHAT IT INCLUDES? PROPERTIES WHY NATURAL DIET? EFFECTS OF NATURAL DIET AS A MEDICINE EFFECTS ON THE PERSONALITY WHAT NOT TO EAT SUBSTITUES OF WRONG FOOD Reference
INRTODUCTION Eating is very essential to live When it comes to food, we have to make sure that we can get proper quantities of nutrition We can get many nutrients from the raw or natural diet Natural diet plays an important role in prevention of many diseases
DEFINITION The diet or food that is natural. Food that we eat naturally i.e. without changing its original state like raw vegetables and fruits
WHAT IT INCLUDES??? Vegetables – all plants we can eat raw, especially leafy green vegetables, fresh sprouts and shoots, and edible raw roots Fruits – all fruits we can eat raw, especially low-sugar berries and richly-coloured vegetable and fruits Seeds and nuts – all edible raw seeds and nuts Water – including most natural teas and infusions
PROPERTIES OF NATURAL FOOD: UNPROCESSED UNCOOKED RICH IN NUTRIENTS FRESH ORGANIC WHOLE UNCANNED
WHY NATURAL DIET ? A Natural diet is a diet which comes from all fresh plant foods These foods have higher nutrient values than the cooked food Cooking food can take the nutrients and vitamins out of food One can find the nutrients/vitamins and minerals in raw foods which our body needs most The more eating raw foods the more healthier you are
Raw vegetables and raw fruit are rich sources of enzymes
When it is heated the enzymes which helps us to digest our food they are killed When the food is overcooked, it accumulates and it becomes toxins It can result into diseases like diabetes, heart disease, skin diseases, allergies, high blood pressure, cancer and etc…
If you want cooked food, the best way to cook food is to: lightly steam stew, use a slow crock cooker
EFFECTS OF NATURAL DIET Obstructions are cleared because blood flow increases to the cells. Eating raw foods is a boost to your metabolism as well There is a higher volume of water in raw foods such as raw fruits and vegetables Your body is getting the hydration it needs from foods That is one of the reason why you don't feel as thirsty after eating more raw food
Cont… What may be called the colored vegetables bring good amounts of other essential substances We all need some pigment in our diet Pigment means minerals. Iron is red, manganese is purple, copper blue, etc. Carotene is yellow, and the yellow vegetablessuchas carrots and corn-contain good amounts of it
AS A MEDICINE…. We forget that a natural life style consisting of a natural diet can give us good health instead of the medicines For the sick, the natural food is the best medicine People generally don't know – why to eat, when to eat, what to eat, what not to eat, how to eat, how much to eat, etc… That is why they suffer from diseases and ill health If the food is wrongly eaten, it produces morbid matter, which is the cause of ill health and disease.
Cont… So, Natural Diet is what can keep us in good state of health As the food is the combination of five elements of which our body is made, therefore, it is the best, the easiest and the quickest means of keeping a person in the perfect health with full energy
EFFECTS ON THE PERSONALITY It affect your mood,fitness levels and overall well-being If you eat natural, healthy food you will more than likely be a healthy individual It Helps us to maintain a sattvic personality Keep us always fresh and active
WHAT NOT TO EAT For good health the following items should be avoided: Tobacco Alcoholic drinks Coffee and tea White sugar Bread and biscuit made of refined flour Chocolate and artificial sweets Chilies and hot flavoring items- Spices; Pickles Synthetic soft drinks Fast food; Fried items etc. “White flour, Salt, White Sugar and Vanaspati Ghee are called "White Poisons".
Substitutes for wrong food 1.White Sugar ------- Honey, Jaggery 2.White flour ------- Whole wheat flour 3.Fried vegetables ------- Uncooked or boiled vegetables 4.Tea, Coffee ------ Fresh Juice 5.Heavy food ------- Digestive food 6.Morning tea ------ Water kept overnight in brass jar