May 6th, 2013
Important Tools to Get Started on a Raw Food Diet
Written by Ka Sundance
Bringing about a change in your existing lifestyle is not a very easy task. This is true with your diet as well. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut especially if you don’t have the important tools to get started on a raw food diet.
You get so absorbed and used to your present way of living that you want to do little to make any drastic changes. The most important aspect of your everyday life is food. You may not realize it but you eat a great deal of junk on a daily basis without any guilt.
You may find it difficult to eat healthy given your hectic work schedule and your need to stick to deadlines. You couldn’t care less as to what goes into your body and how much of the nutrients are retained.
However, you must make it a point to take some time out from your busy schedule to understand your body and its needs. Your body is screaming for help. It needs nourishment and good food to keep the systems within your body running smoothly.
If your nose scrunches up automatically at the sound of raw food, the following 3 tools will enable that you stick to the raw food diet without giving up. Eventually, your body will show the glorious results and your mind will adjust with the food. So, what are the three most important tools to get started on a raw food diet?
You may find it trivial but having a good set of knives is considered as one of the important tools to get started on a raw food diet. It is essential that you choose ceramic knives over metal ones. The difference between the two is not very drastic but ceramic knives are far too sharp compared to the metal ones. It always pays well to invest in a good, expensive and branded set of ceramic knives. You can use any knife for that matter; the material does not really make a very significant difference.
If you want to survive for longer on raw food, it is always advisable that you invest in a good quality blender. Blenders can be used to make a wide variety of raw food delicacies. For people who are not very big fans of raw foods, this blender is a perfect tool for you. If you thought that smoothies, ice creams , milkshakes, sauces and dressings taste good only when they have processed ingredients in them, try making the smoothies and juices with your raw foods. You will be surprised to know that these raw foods taste amazing too. However, some people may think that buying cheap blenders is better than buying expensive ones. However, think about it; would you invest a good amount in the start for an expensive blender or would you rather keep replacing parts of a cheap blender making it cost more than the branded one? Choose wisely.
3.) Recipe books:
One of the important tools to get started on a raw food diet is getting gourmet recipe books and looking up recipes online for your raw foods. You can make raw pizzas, pastas ,cookies, cakes and everything else that you crave with raw food. I am happy to share many of the recipes we eat as a family every day in our book The 70 Best Raw Food Recipes. You will find many delicious and nutritious treats in this book.
These tools are the bedrock of a raw food diet. As with anything, if you don’t have the proper tools, you will have a much more difficult time being successful!