Raw in Six Weeks: Week 2 - Salads.
Most people think of salads when they think of eating raw food. Great. They are a simple, understandable and readily available way to increase your raw food intake.
Salads can play a critical role in your digestion of cooked food. Eating a big green salad prior to eating a cooked entree decreases the digestive stress on your body. When we eat cooked food on an empty stomach, the body treats the food like an enemy, launching white blood cells to the digestive system, in a process called leukocytosis. By eating a green salad before a cooked entree, the body doesn’t launch the white blood cells.
So week 2 on the path to going raw is to start lunch and dinner with a salad. A leafy dark green salad is always a winner. But consider variety as well, sea vegetables, root vegetables, sprouts, herbs…
Have fun with your salads. Find great raw dressing recipes. I’ve included my favorite dressing recipe. But find more. It’s great to have options.
Go play and have fun.
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