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As a kid, the last thing I wanted for a snack was carrot sticks or peanut butter on celery, and my daily diet consisted mostly of white rice and chocolate. I’m the last person you’d think would advocate adding more raw food into your diet.
Twenty-something years later, I repeatedly surprise my mother with how many vegetables I can eat without succumbing to a gag reflex. This is because I’ve learned that we are what we eat. How can we look good without feeling good?
The short answer is that we can’t, not really. Raw food is one of the healthiest things you can consume. Vegetables, fruits , seeds, sprouts, legumes (beans), nuts, and seaweed contain the most enzymes and nutrients when not cooked over 116 degrees Fahrenheit, which means a healthier digestive tract, stronger immune system, brighter complexion, greater energy, and lower risk of cancer and heart disease than a predominantly processed-food-centric diet.
I won’t be giving up my garlic and oil pasta or Camembert cheese anytime soon, but you don’t have to go totally raw to get more nutritional benefits. Simply incorporating any (or all!) of these 6 habits can help you feel and look healthier than ever before.