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What is Live Food?
The terms "Live Food" and "Raw Food" have in common that they refer to food that has not been heated to the point at which the enzymes are destroyed. Dr. Edward Howell, author of "Enzyme Nutrition", reports that when a food is heated to 118 degrees for 1/2 hour all of its enzymes are destroyed.
The term "Live Food" is sometimes used to express that the food is particularly high in life force. For example, sunflower sprouts and wheat grass are considered to be particularly lively. If you reach the point that you feel strongly about the different meanings of the two terms, then you are probably eating very well already!
Eating a diet containing all or a high percentage of live food means that a person is consuming food that has all its nutrients intact, including the enzymes and even the subtle energies of the food. It also means that the person is avoiding or reducing exposure to the harmful substances that are produced when food is cooked.
One of the best ways to experience the difference between live food and cooked food is to notice how you feel after eating a live food meal in contrast to how you feel after eating a cooked food meal.
Most people after eating a cooked food meal feel their energy drop, even to the point of needing a nap. This is the result of the body working to recognize the cooked food as food and to produce the digestive enzymes needed to replace the food enzymes that were destroyed in the cooking process. Most people after eating a live food meal will feel satisfied and energized.
It might be comforting (or disconcerting) to know that there's a large body of scientific evidence explaining the advantages of live food and the problems with cooked food.
One of the best approaches to live food is to try some live food dishes and see how you feel afterward. It is also a good idea to educate yourself about the different approaches to the live food diet by reading and by talking with people who are using live food to their benefit.
Finally, please feel free to explore this web site as well as the many other related web sites that are out there. Listen to the advice of many people and determine what works best for you.