What are living foods?
I have found that this is a common question. If you are wondering about this, then you are not alone.
Living foods are raw foods. Raw foods have not been cooked, boiled, stewed, microwaved, baked, flash-frozen or steamed. These foods have not been heated above 118 F or 48 C. They contain food enzymes.
High temperature cooking and processing food destroys the enzymes and nutrients that allow the food to be efficiently digested. In order for our body to make use of cooked food it must produce enzymes to aid in the digestion process.
As we age, enzyme production diminishes and so we must rely on our diet to provide them. Stress also destroys enzymes. Stress damages cells that enzymes in part are required to reconstruct. Stress also inhibits the body’s ability to produce enzymes.
Enzymes are super vital to achieving optimal health. Enzymes provide us with energy and balance our metabolism. Enzymes keep us looking and feeling young! The foods that we want to focus on are fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouts and raw nuts and seeds.Continue Reading