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Living Food – Going Beyond Salads

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Living Food – Going Beyond Salads

Many people are discovering the health benefits of eating more live foods. Live, organic plant foods are packed with valuable nutrients and contain all their own enzymes to break themselves down, providing more energy with less digestive effort.

Some report that adopting a 100 percent raw food vegan diet for either the short or long-term helps the body to recover from severe illness as well as more minor health problems such as allergies.

Even for those of us who continue to eat cooked foods, it is wise to eat plenty of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as a healthy foundation for optimum health.

But eating more raw food does not mean you have to sacrifice variety and taste. In fact, if you are endeavoring to eliminate cooked foods, it can help to have some exciting raw dishes to help you maintain your enthusiasm. If you’re serious about ‘going raw’, it’s a good idea to invest in some new kitchen equipment, such as a Champion juicer, dehydrator (great for making live ‘breads’ and crackers) and even a Vita-Mix if you want to adopt a green smoothie regimen (an excellent idea even if you eat cooked foods).

Caution: The following recipes are not necessarily aimed at those who are seeking simplicity, as they are designed to show you how beautiful and interesting raw food can be.

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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4:06AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Refreshing and healthy choice

11:45PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Wonderful recipes - thanks!

11:45PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Wonderful recipes - thanks!

6:04PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Yum :)

7:15AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Interesting, thanks!

5:53PM PDT on May 18, 2011

I love all these yummy recipes. Thanks.

11:21AM PST on Nov 10, 2010

thank you!

11:15PM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

thanks for sharing

10:34PM PDT on Sep 29, 2010

Lovely advice, thanks.

2:00AM PDT on Sep 19, 2010

Thanks.

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