Thursday, January 15, 2009

Today, I hope you enjoy the knowledge and wisdom of Matt Amsden, of RawVolution. (Photo of handsome Matt courtesy of

I opened Matt's newsletter today and found this very succinct bit of useful information:

The Top Three Things That Are Sapping Your Energy & Compromising Your Health

Your body is over seventy percent water, shouldn’t your food choices mirror this? A great way to get a head start on becoming hydrated is to consume food that has not had the natural water removed from it through cooking. Cooked food does nothing to provide your body with much-needed water and, it dehydrates you further in your bodies attempt to digest it. Everything you put in your stomach needs to be turned into liquid to be digested. How easily is your current diet liquefied?

Recent data shows that nutritional deficiencies are most often caused by what we eat rather than by what we do not eat. Your current diet may be robbing you of precious vitamins and minerals. A well balanced diet of consciously prepared raw plant foods contains the full compliment of essential vitamins and minerals, while food prepared using conventional methods destroys over 80% of that foods nutrition. Can you afford 80% less nutrition than is naturally found in your food?

Lack of Enzymes
Enzymes are responsible for every metabolic process that takes place in your body from digestion to healing. Most prepared food is served with up to 100% of the natural enzymes destroyed. One hundred percent! When the lipase and amylase enzymes are destroyed, the body cannot digest fats or carbohydrates and they are stored in the body, causing you to gain weight. When you consume living, enzyme-rich food, it practically digests itself. This leaves you with a surplus of energy to play harder, work more efficiently and do more of what you love!

Check out Matt's website RAWvolution, and while you're at it, check out his book. It's loaded with easy, terrific recipes and lots of helpful information for those beginning -- and even farther along -- this raw foods adventure! If you're ever near Santa Monica, CA, make a stop at his cafe, Euphoria Loves RAWvolution. I hear it's also pretty cool - and the place where he prepares his famous "BOXES" -- loaded with raw food goodies for a whole week's time.