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Raw Organic Food

Raw Organic FoodThe following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness.

Sample Raw Food Shopping List

  • Variety of greens (for salads, smoothies, etc.)
  • Variety of fruits (especially berries) and veggies
  • Variety of nuts and seeds
  • Variety of dry beans (perhaps for sprouting)
  • Raisins, figs, dates
  • Coconut Oil
  • Seaweeds
  • Herbamare or colorful sea salt
  • Water kefir grains (probiotics)
Most raw foodists are also organic food enthusiasts, consuming at least 80% organic food. The reasons why are simple - food that is grown without chemicals is more natural and more healthy. The main idea behind eating a raw food diet is to avoid contaminating the body with chemicals and substances that come from processed and cooked food.

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It makes perfect sense then that most raw food enthusiasts are committed to eating raw food that has not itself been contaminated with fertilizers, pesticides, and other unnatural substances designed to artificially influence the growth process.

This commitment, while creating a healthier, more conscious lifestyle, makes the grocery shopping less convenient for raw foodists, since everyone does not have easy access to organic grocery stores. However, with a little research and the right strategy, eating a healthy diet of raw organic food is very much possible, no matter where you live.

Depending on where you live, finding raw organic food can be a challenge. It is easy to find farmer's markets in rural areas, but not always as easily to find fully organic farms. In urban areas, many grocery stores have an organic produce section, but the selection often leaves much to be desired.

Organic grocery stores do exist, but not everyone has access to them. This does not mean, however, that raw foodists without access to an organic raw food store cannot benefit from the diet and lifestyle. It just means that you have to employ more creative grocery shopping options - like shopping online.

There are online retailers of raw organic food products that can help you make your grocery shopping easier. While it is always best to buy local when you can, sometimes you simply cannot. So, the best way to find harmony is to create a raw food shopping list with everything you will need to create your meals for a significant period of time.

Then research how much on your list you can get from local retailers. Although you may have to visit more than one store, you may be able to get most of what you need right where you are. Anything else on your raw food shopping list that you cannot find locally should be available through major raw organic online retailers.

As you browse the selection in online raw food stores, you might actually find some goodies and essentials that you had not previously considered, like dried fruits and organic nut butters. Modern technology and personal commitment now make it possible for raw foodists everywhere to live healthier lives with an organic raw food diet.

The above information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your country's equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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