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ere are many benefits to eating raw foods including phytonutrient and live enzyme content. ere are certain raw foods that are either nutritious to the liver or will help detoxify the body in other ways. Making a point to include these foods into your diet can be very helpful. Here is a list of foods to include: Raw beets: stimulate the function of liver cells and encourage bile flow Cilantro: studies have shown it to be effective at chelating mercury and lead from the body Parsley: a natural diuretic, helps relieve congestion of the kidneys Artichoke: stimulates the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts: high sulfur content needed for liver detoxification, shown to speed excretion of cancerous substances from the body Raw garlic: its high sulfur content stimulates production of glutathione for liver detoxification; also has been shown to stop the duplication of cancer cells Raw seaweeds: contain alginates, which offer protection from environmental pollution; alginates bind with heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and other heavy metals; radioactive elements – strontium, barium, cesium – and are then excreted from the body Raw wheatgrass juice: contains high amounts of chlorophyll, which helps neutralize toxins and carcinogens in the body Kale, chard, or any dark green leafy vegetable: contain phytonutrients known to stop the damage of free radicals Fresh-squeezed lemon juice: alkalizing to the body, stimulating bile production and cleansing the kidneys WHY RAW FOODS TRUMP COOKED FOODS Since meats are generally prepared at a temperature of at least 350 degrees and grains at 325 degrees or more, wholesome enzyme destruction occurs when these foods are cooked. Any processed foods, even uncooked, are devoid of enzymes due to the heat applied in the refining process. Freezing and refrigeration also have some effect on enzymes but result in only about a 30 percent loss. When enzymes in food are destroyed or reduced, the digestive organs have to work harder to break down and process that food. Metabolic enzymes are then forced to perform this function instead of their intended job of healing. A deficiency of enzymes in the body is synonymous with a deficiency of life force. Not only do we have more energy (life force) from raw foods in our diet, but our bodies are more thoroughly hydrated due to their high water content. A diet of exclusively cooked foods forces the body to use its own fluids to moisten the ingested food, and therefore has a dehydrating effect. Dehydration is an important, though oen overlooked, cause of many disorders, including constipation. ose with raw foods RAW RAW SUPERFOODS SUPERFOODS Page 22| Abby's Magazine -

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