Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are Raw Foods Always Healthy?

Do you eat a lot of raw foods? Eating raw foods is an important part of a healthy diet. However, if you have a toxic, unhealthy digestive system - which many people have who live in developed countries because of a continual diet of processed foods - raw foods are not as easy to absorb and can go through the intestinal tract being mostly undigested.

Consider your own health issues before embarking on a diet which may include a lot of raw foods. If you are a person who has typically eaten a lot of processed foods in your life, you may not be getting the benefit out of eating raw foods due to an unhealthy digestive tract unless you conduct some detoxification. Detoxification helps your body to remove harmful substances and toxins that prevent your body from functioning at optimal levels. If you are toxic, certain types of healthy measures you take may go by the way side and waste time and money. Keep in mind that if the digestive system is not functioning properly, it cannot absorb raw foods as easily. Stick to cooked foods until your digestion is in order.

Spring is an excellent time for detoxification as we are coming out of winter and cold and flu season. Detoxification should be performed on an individual basis and with the help of a knowledgeable health care practitioner. Avoid going to the health food store and guessing about which product to purchase. You may be unaware as to whether it is the correct substance your body needs. Find out through a consultation with a practitioner who is experienced in natural treatments and proper detoxification protocols.

For more information on detoxification and the importance of conducting this activity, visit Holistic Med.

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