5 Reasons Raw Foods Are Critical To Men’s Fitness
I am writing today about a long overlooked subject in fitness routines. It is the differences and benefits of raw foods over cooked foods. Some foods have to be cooked like meats, eggs, etc. We are talking about fruits and vegetables, mainly, when we talk about raw food. The fitness system I use covers nutrition quite extensively as part of it’s mens fitness 4 life routines.
Below are some reasons that raw foods are very critical to the success of any workout routines, bodybuilding, or just general overall fitness.
1. Raw foods take one quarter of the time to digest. This means that there is less energy burned on digestion that is in turn funneled to other areas such as muscle growth, workout recovery, muscle healing, fat burning, etc. This may sound a bit petty and ridiculous but over 3 meals a day and beyond, this is quite a bit of energy wasted trying to digest cooked foods.
2.Uncooked foods keep more than double the nutrients over cooked foods. This is highly beneficial to your muscle growth, your fat burning furnace, and just your overall fitness. More than double the vitamins and nutrients is a whopping sum. Think about it. By not wasting time cooking or steaming your vegetables or fruits, you gain so much more nutritional benefits.
3. Cooked food takes way longer to prepare and digest, have lost a lot of vitamins and nutrients, has the potential to produce some diseases,depending how it is cooked, weakening you, and can potentially shorten your life anyway according to some studies. Shorten your life? Wow! Didn’t know that!
4. Cooked and microwaved food over long periods can clog your colon. Raw foods will never clog your colon.A clogged colon is truly a bad thing. It can cause colon cancer(the leading cancer killer), it can cause heart disease,and even diabetes. Some doctors believe that the human body was never meant to have cooked foods at all. The book The Raw Food Diet goes as far as to say that “cooked food is poison”. The total fitness system I use doesn’t go quite that far but it does propose healthy amounts of uncooked foods.
5. Consuming a diet of fresh uncooked vegetables, nuts, sprouts, and other uncooked foods will lead to increased energy, better muscle tone and fitness,look younger,consistent weight loss and good weight levels, and very few trips to doctors, which is a big plus. Your digestion also is very good. It decreases your chances of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc. I was never aware until Ideal Fitness System that cooked food was so bad for you.
Raw foods, again, consists of most any vegetable and any fruit, nuts and seeds, sprouts, etc. The mens fitness 4 life website wants to make sure you understand that some foods should never be consumed raw. Most meats and eggs should never be consumed raw at all. I was also amazed that cooked foods were so bad for you in so many ways and that raw foods were so great!
In conclusion, after reading and knowing this, why on Earth would you not make all raw foods a big part of your eating routine. I know I have and will continue to do so. I just feel better!
Thanks For Reading,