Hello! I’m Susan and welcome to my blog.
Eat More Raw Foods is a food blog devoted to creatively adding more raw foods into your diet.
Born out of a previous desire to eat 100% raw, and failing miserably and “cheating” numerously, I soon realised that eating a rigid, raw and vegan diet was not for me, but eating more raw foods most definitely was for me.
My pursuit to becoming a raw vegan taught me something: we need to eat more raw foods.
We don’t necessarily need to be fullyraw vegan, vegan or even vegetarian for that matter. The key is to figure out creative and repetitive ways to add more raw foods into our diets.
Eating more raw can be as straightforward as peeling an orange, but there is so much diversity to delight in! With endless ways to chop, juice, blend, process, dip, freeze, spiralise, you will never fall short of easy and quick preparation methods to enjoy raw foods.
This blog contains recipes for anyone who simply wants a variety of fresh and flavoursome ideas for eating more raw foods. There are also many cooked recipes on this blog which use blanching, baking or steaming methods.
One thing you may notice is that most of my recipes contain a lot of fruit and vegetables. This happened for three reasons:
- One…According to statistics released by the UK Government, only one in five of us meet the 5-A-Day recommendation for fruit and vegetables. And an even smaller amount of us are eating these fruits and vegetables in their raw form.
- Two…Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits may reduce risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes and protect against certain types of cancers and lower blood pressure. Also, it may help in lowering calorie intake.
- Three…I just love getting more plants into my diet! And you will too.
WHY IS RAW IMPORTANT?
Some nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vulnerable to heat. When we apply heat to fruits and vegetables, we can destroy up to 70% of it’s enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This can leave us with nutritionally deprived meals and nutritionally deprived bodies.
Therefore, eating more raw means that we are getting the most out of our foods in terms of nutrients. That being said, I’m still a huge advocator of cooked, healthy, whole foods and do not subscribe to any one diet.
So whether you are a meat eater, vegan, vegetarian, junkfoodtarian, this blog will help you to incorporate more raw foods into your diet.
I have been blogging since 2014 and have developed a passion for experimenting with healthy recipes and food photography in the process. I am a qualified Nutritionist, exercise enthusiast, green smoothie addict and aspiring falafel aficionado. My achilles heel is hummus.
Are you ready? Let’s take this quest to eat more raw foods, getting healthier in the process.
Thanks for visiting!