The cast from the Real Housewives of Atlanta recently went to the Farm at San Benito a holistic retreat that serves living or raw foods to its guests. The raw food diet focuses on eating raw (uncooked) vegetables, fruits, and nuts for a healthy lifestyle.
All of the foods below are uncooked. Living or raw foods are sometimes gently heated in a dehydrator. The temperature in the dehydrator must stay below 118 degrees to keep the enzymes in food alive.
Dehydration changes the texture of the food. It can give some foods a crunchier texture, and it can be useful for combing ingredients together to make foods that are more like cooked foods. For example, you can combine ground flax seeds, water, and herbs together, put the mixture in a dehydrator (keeping the temperature below 118 degrees) and make your own living crunchy crackers.
Bread is made by sprouting seeds, grinding the sprouted seeds in a food processor and putting the mixture in a dehydrator for a specified period of time. The bread is usually denser than baked bread, but living food proponents feel that it’s healthier because the enzymes in the food are alive.
Some people eat a diet that is 100 percent raw. So, they aim to eat a raw food diet that is made up of all foods, condiments, drinks, etc., that are completely uncooked. Other people aim for eating a diet that is high raw; they want to eat a high percentage of raw foods in their diet.
Here are some examples of raw food diet meals from the Farm at San Benito, a resort which was featured on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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