A raw vegetable diet can be just right for some people, specifically those trying to eat on the lower end of the glycemic index chart, and those who do not digest or handle fructose well. It can be challenging to exclude most or all fruit from the raw diet, but it can be done. How do I know, simple, that’s exactly what the Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) serves up and they have a long standing record of success with their program.
Incorporating more dense vegetables into your raw vegetable diet like cauliflower, broccoli, yams, carrots, beets, squash, and cabbage is a good start. Of course some people have trouble digesting some of these vegetables in large quantities so a little creativity can help to eliminate or at least lessen those issues.
Preparing these vegetables in a food processor, or blender making raw soups or savory stews can help by putting them into a form that is more easily digestible. Then of course there’s the question of whether or not you need help with a digestive enzyme, or perhaps your Hydrochloric acid (HCL) levels are low and you might need to supplement there.
I’ve heard checking your HCL level is fairly easy. They say you take one HCL tablet with a meal and if you feel a warming in your stomach you don’t need to supplement. If you don’t feel a warming next meal you take two HCL tablets and if you feel a warming in your stomach then one tablet is right for you, and so on. These could be important steps in finding success on a raw vegetable diet because it’s not what you eat that counts, it’s what you digest and assimilate that matters.
Some versions of the raw vegetable diet will allow some fruit such as green apples, lemons, and limes. Some are even more inclusive and will allow berries and small amounts of other fruits such as oranges, apples and papayas. This diet creates more options like green smoothies with a little added fruit to sweeten. For raw vegetable recipes and a variety of other
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The (HHI) diet includes loads of green juices and fresh spouts, which are both nutritional powerhouses and help make this diet successful for their clients. I can’t say for sure because (HHI) is slightly evasive on this topic, but I think there is a fair amount of fat included in their diet as well. And that may not be a bad thing for everyone, but important to be aware of in the grand scheme of things.
I personally believe that on a raw vegetable diet, or any diet for that matter, raw or not that fresh sprouts and green juices are key to enjoying good health. We can’t expect to feel alive unless we consume foods that are alive and vibrant themselves.
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