Well for that matter, is raw juice even "raw"? Wouldn't that be consider "refined"?
To be honest, I'm not even too sure what "refined" is lol. When I think of refined sugar, I think of sugar cane that was ran through a juice press, then the juice dehydrated to get the sugar crystals. Is that the same way they make sea salt, from dehydrated sea water?
Anyways, basically what I'm trying to get at..
If I have a bottled juice like Lakewood Organic mango nectar for breakfast, does that still follow Raw Till 4? It's been pasteurized, so I like to think not. Even though it's refrigerated, it was at one point heated? That would kinda be the same thing as eating a cold baked potato? I dunno.. From what I gathered, eating cooked or steamed carbs are slower to digest and help keep your weight stable. That's why we save those things for the last meal of the day. For someone trying to lose weight, I don't think this would be too optimal.
I'm just trying to understand the science of the body a little better, and it's reaction to foods once it's been cooked. I'm technically not over weight. I'm skinny, but I have a lil belly that I've had my whole life of 31 years that I'm trying to flatten out.
Thank you, and my apologies if this is common knowledge or if it's been covered before..
You are on the right track in your thinking, whole foods are foods that can be eaten by humans, (without making us sick), as they are found in nature and these would be the foods we are meant to eat. Fruits and tender greens.
Everything beyond that- you have to account for all the factors. Keeping it free of animal protein is a high priority. Keeping our fat intake low is important. Fiber is very beneficial. Raw is very good. And each of these topics can be studied in depth. Go for the best and then if you must make compromises be aware of what they are. Aloha to 30BaD's Welcome Wagon! is a great place to start!
Oh wow that page looks very informational, thank you!
But I have low attention span with the internet/computers and usually spend no more than an hour or two total for the whole week, I usually just pop on when I need to research something real quick. So yeah, I don't get on here that much.
I definitely don't "juice", but I usually have one of those 32oz Lakewood Organic juices on the way to work and eat fruit all day once I get there. Then a rice meal when I get home. My day vary's front time to time, but that's kind of a default for me..
I'd like to know about this too. I usually drink 2 lakewood pineapples/mango juices for breakfast so it adds up to 1000 calories. Is this a bad or good thing? Sometimes fresh fruits aren't available...so...thoughts?
I think if a product is pasteurized it doesn't mean the same thing as cooked. AFAIK pasteurization is gently bringing the heat of the product up, so I guess the juice is no longer raw, but it's not completely cooked. (if you know what I mean) It's similar to dried fruit. Is dried fruit raw food? It's undergone some heat as well.
I, just like you, don't know much about this, but these are my thought.