Rawsome!: Maximizing Health, Energy, and Culinary Delight With the Raw Foods Diet

by Brigitte Mars (Author)

Book Description
A raw foods diet advocates exactly that: raw foods. No cooking, no grilling, no
steaming, no application of heat of any kind. Why? Because eating food closest
to its natural state engenders a tremendous exchange of energy between food and
body. The result, over time, is a feeling of buoyant, radiant health. Tackling
head-on the skepticism likely to greet proponents of what the world sees as a
"fad" diet, renowned nutritionist and long-time raw-foods adherent Brigitte Mars
presents historical data, case studies, and scientific evidence confirming the
efficacy of raw foods diets in: Increasing energy levels Boosting immune system
function Improving digestive function Dispelling depression Supporting emotional
stability Clearing the skin Sustaining overall good health In addition, Mars
points out the environmental benefits of the raw foods diet, making a case for
eating raw foods as a means of reducing waste, making the most of agricultural
practice, and reducing the human footprint on the earth. Whether the reader
wants to jump right into an all-raw diet or just wants to introduce more raw
foods into the diet, Mars offers gentle encouragement and practical instruction.
Readers will find advice on planning a balanced diet to meet their nutritional
needs, combining foods for best effect, preserving raw foods, equipping the raw
kitchen, sprouting, juicing, and every other technique that makes the raw foods
diet simple, delicious, and healthful. In-depth profiles describe the
nutritional and health benefits of hundreds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and
seasonings. Perhaps most important, Mars provides more than 200 kitchen-tested,
real-people-approved raw foods recipes. Under Mars_s instruction, readers will
enjoy making everything from juices and shakes to salads, soups, dressings,
yogurts, crackers, spreads, dips, vegetable burgers, curries, vegetable pastas,
wraps, and more.

About the Author
Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant from Boulder, Colorado,
who has been working with natural medicine for more than thirty years. She
teaches herbal medicine through the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies,
the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, and the Naropa Institute. She is a
professional member of the American Herbalists Guild.

Product Details

Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: Basic Health Publications; 1 edition (March 15, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1591200601



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