The Science of Raw Food
A raw food diet is not just good for you – it’s also good science! You don’t have to take our word for it, have ‘faith’ or trust the latest nutrition guru. Science now proves that cooking not only destroys nutrition and enzymes but chemically changes foods from the substances needed for health into acid-forming toxins, free-radicals and poisons that destroy our health!
Heating food above 118 degrees F.causes the chemical changes that create acidic toxins, including the carcinogens, mutagens and free-radicals associated with diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Cooking also destroys the live enzymes that aid in digestion and health
Acai Berries may reduce cholesterol levels and improve metabolic syndrome risk factors in overweight individuals, suggest early findings from a pilot study.
Daily intake of the açai pulp (ingested in the form of a smoothie) was associated with a reduction in levels of blood sugar and total cholesterol of 5.3 and 10.6 percent, respectively, according to findings published in the “Nutrition Journal”
“These reductions are greater than those determined necessary for a change in risk status for developing diabetes,” wrote the researchers conducting the study.
Acai is quickly becoming a popular supplement amongst athletes due to its perceived performance enhancing capabilities. However, the use of Acai to increase athletic performance is hardly a new trend – Brazilians have used Acai for centuries because they could notice a difference in performance and stamina when consuming Acai.
One Brazilian legend tells a story about a group of Brazilian dancers – These dancers claimed that they could not dance for hours unless they consumed Acai beforehand. Another story tells about how Acai became extremely popular amongst Brazilian Jujitsu fighters – Carlos Gracie, a well-known Brazilian Jujitsu Fighter, started his own Jujitsu academy in Brazil in the early 1900’s.
When he learned about the incredible performance enhancing capabilities of Acai, he started taking the fruit before each training session and encouraged his students to do the same. Once his academy became well known for their accomplishments and the incredible physiques of his students, word spread about using Acai for enhancing athletic capabilities.
Before long, the surfer community in Brazil found out, and became infatuated with taking acai before their daily surfing routines. Juice bars started popping up on the beaches in Brazil and started offering Acai to their customers, creating increased demand for Acai beverages in Brazil amongst athletes of all types.