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Raw Food Diet & Vegan Nutrition

Essential Balance offers assistance with helping you incorporate or transition to a raw food and vegan diet.

A vegan nutrition plan and a raw food diet can help activate the immune system by improving digestion, enhancing absorption, increasing energy and maintaining your weight.

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What is Raw Food & Why?

Eating raw means eating uncooked, unprocessed, whole plant-based, ideally-organic foods. Those who follow the raw food regime, referred to as "raw foodists", consume a diet consisting of a minimum of 80% uncooked food.

Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

Enzymes are the life force of all foods and they are only found in raw foods, as enzymes are destroyed at temperatures over 118F / 48C. These vital enzymes have anti-inflammatory effects, support the immune system and allow us to completely digest our foods without having to fully rely on our own digestive enzymes, resulting in:

  • Improved digestion
  • Better nutrient absorption
  • More energy
  • Better skin
  • Sustained weight loss
Eileen is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and offers holistic nutrition, vegan nutrition and raw food diet planning services in Toronto, GTA, Vaughan, Yorkville, Woodbridge and neighbouring areas.

Get More Raw Into Your Diet

When transitioning to a raw food diet, it can be a bit of an adjustment in the beginning, in terms of new flavours, new food-shopping routines and new food preparation. Begin by incorporating just one raw meal into your day and build from there - a salad is an easy way to start.

For further assistance with incorporating raw foods -- for more energy, flavour, health -- into your life, Essential Balance can help guide you to ensure you reach your goals, including:

  • Building a delicious and easy-to-make repertoire of raw food meals/recipes
  • Creating raw food plans - full of nutrition, flavour, and convenience
  • Buying the right kitchen equipment
  • Hands-on raw food lessons
  • Inspiring raw food recipes

What Does it Mean to be Vegan?

A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-derived foods. Vegans do not consume any animals or animal products, so no poultry, meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.

Eating vegan means eating nutritious, natural foods found in any supermarket - fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and nuts/seeds. These make up the bulk of the vegan diet, typically designed for optimum health.

Nutritional deficiencies are a concern for everyone and raw foodists and vegans are not exempt from this reality. With guidance from Essential Balance, you can be assured of a sound nutritional plan which tastes great and provides the full complement of necessary nutrients.

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