5 Body & Mind Benefits to being HIGH Raw Instead of 100% Raw

5 Body & Mind Benefits to being HIGH Raw Instead of 100% Raw

So many people think that eating raw is an all-or-nothing scenario. That you have to go all the way, say “cooked food is poison”, and prepare yourself for a life of avoiding neighborhood barbecues.

But it’s just not so!

You can get tons of benefits from eating MOSTLY raw. And in some ways, it may be healthier for you, body and mind.

So let’sΒ discuss 5 important benefits of eating High Raw rather than 100%. True to the focus of this site, these benefits center around Finding Your Balance.

I’ll outline it below, but watch the full video to fill in the details. P.S. if you want to see me being my real, silly self, stick with it till the end!

Thanks for your patience with me and my videos. I wasn’t born to be on camera, but I think it really helps me connect with you so I’m working on it! πŸ˜‰

5 Reasons to be “High” Raw, Not 100%

  1. Allows you to diversify your foods

    • E.g. add healthy legumes like lentils and beans
  2. Flexible and real world

  3. Helps with transition

    • If moving towards a vegan or raw diet, eat food you are phasing out in the evening
  4. Still whole foods based

    • Cooked doesn’t mean junk
    • Cooked veggies, starches, and legumes are a healthy part of a High Raw diet
  5. Less stressful

    • Free yourself from the risk of “orthorexia” and being too fixated on food
    • Stress from following “rules” can undo the healthfulness of what you eat

Now your turn. Should it be all or nothing? Β Does eating 100% raw rule your life? Is High Raw cheating?

Looking to transition to a High Raw diet and don’t know where to start? Pick up my new cookbook Quick and Clean: Raw Till Dinner Meals for Busy Folks. It also serves as a High Raw starter-guide!

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18 Responses to 5 Body & Mind Benefits to being HIGH Raw Instead of 100% Raw

  1. I don’t think it should be “all or nothing”. There needs to be a balance. Hot/cold, sweet/sour, spicy/plain. I love veggies, but some of them I just don’t like unless they are cooked & I mean steamed or roasted, not fried or loaded with some “topping” I want to be High Raw as I feel best when I do, but I know it is okay to eat cooked food too.

  2. I don’t think it should be “all or nothing”. There needs to be a balance. Hot/cold, sweet/sour, spicy/plain. I love veggies, but some of them I just don’t like unless they are cooked & I mean steamed or roasted, not fried or loaded with some “topping” I want to be High Raw as I feel best when I do, but I know it is okay to eat cooked food too.

    • Hey Paula, I absolutely think that no one should feel guilty over food. I’m glad you like it – I want to remind people of what makes raw healthy. It’s not about following rules, it’s about eating more fresh fruits and veggies! πŸ™‚

    • Hey Paula, I absolutely think that no one should feel guilty over food. I’m glad you like it – I want to remind people of what makes raw healthy. It’s not about following rules, it’s about eating more fresh fruits and veggies! πŸ™‚

    • Hey Eleonora,
      Funny question. πŸ™‚ I don’t whiten my teeth, just brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush and aim to floss in the morning and waterpik at night. It’s normal for there to be natural genetic variations in teeth color from one person to the next, like hair and eye color. In photos of my husband and I smiling side by side, his teeth look a lot yellower than mine. Adria

      • My teeth are white, I’m lucky but always searching for a new method to whiten even more…I should be happy for what I have and stop asking people this πŸ˜€ i’m vegan, 60% raw vegan, i’m fighting hormonal acne as you did and trying the ocm…so thank you for bloggin!!! Hugs from Italy

    • Hey Eleonora,
      Funny question. πŸ™‚ I don’t whiten my teeth, just brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush and aim to floss in the morning and waterpik at night. It’s normal for there to be natural genetic variations in teeth color from one person to the next, like hair and eye color. In photos of my husband and I smiling side by side, his teeth look a lot yellower than mine. Adria

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