Raw foods diet includes food that has not been heated over 115 degrees or pasteurized; this includes fruit, vegetables including fermented, sea vegetables, and a variety of sprouted nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes.
The benefit is receiving the full nutritional value and living enzymes of the food. It is said that raw food diet is able to alleviate and reverse common ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, eczema, and obesity.
There are many recipes such as smoothies, soups, salad wraps, raw lasagnas, bagels, corn chips, and more that can be created with raw and living ingredients.
Juicing helps the body to reboot itself, remove toxicity, regain energy, and have glowing skin. It makes you want to connect with nature and can increase your overall health, happiness, and longevity.
Juice does not have the fiber from the produce. It can be assimilated in the body faster giving quicker results. Allows the body’s digestion system to rest and allows for more healing. Leaves the body feeling light.
Smoothies are more dense and are a good meal replacement. Nutrients are released in the body slights slower than juice which can give sustained energy. Faster prep and clean up.
Most produce contains protein and calcium. Spinach and other leafy greens are a good source of both. You can even incorporate nuts, powders such as spirulina or chlorella, and other super green powders, to supplement your diet.
This is completely up to you. Each person’s body is unique. Review your needs and research what will work best for you. Supplements are not intended to replace well rounded meals.
The simple (and complex) answer is that there is no “best way” to lose weight. Each person will respond differently. Remember to eat well rounded meals, drink plenty of water, get in fun physical activity, and plenty of rest.