6 Reasons to Experiment With Raw Food (via Healthy Benefits of Food)

Ever since I’ve been eating more raw food my body has felt and looked better. More salads and slightly steamed foods have done wonders for me. There is something to be said for a diet including more natural and raw foods. You receive the vitamins and nutrients in the way they were meant to be ingested into the body.

With that said we found an awesome raw food vegetarian restaurant here in Bangkok called Rasayana. It was actually recommended to me by a client a few months back. We went to check it out and the food was delicious. They had a “cheesecake” that had no cream cheese, but was made from almonds. We’re organizing another afternoon lunch there for anyone who wants to join. More details to come soon on our October Group Outtings section.

Don’t get caught in the all-or-nothing trap. Try it out and you’ll find yourself moving, at your own rate, towards a diet that includes more and more uncooked meals. For the record, here’s a somewhat “official” explanation of a raw food diet: “The raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed. Heating food above 116 deg … Read More

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About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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