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Cooked Food Versus Raw: Some known differences
Cooked foods cannot create true health because they are missing some very vital elements needed by the body for its optimal functioning; things like enzymes, oxygen, hormones, phytochemicals, bio-electrical energy and life-force. When foods are heated above 105 degrees F they begin to lose all of these. By 118 degrees F, most food is dead. Yes, the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins are still there, but in a greatly altered state - not at all what nature provided.
Glaser Organic Farms: One of the nation's largest raw food stores
We love Glaser Farms. One day our squad showed up without any reservations and their staff was nice enough to give us a tour (photos). Our fav was their ice cream, which is actually made from "fresh strawberries and finely ground cashews."
Living Fuel, Inc. Launches CocoChia(TM) Raw Food Bars
Looks like another raw food bar is on its way. Interestingly CocoChia is made from unproccessed chia seeds. Hmm, Chia seeds? Like Chia Pet? Actually, yes:
"Chia, is familiar to most of us as a seed used for the novelty of the Chia Pet™, clay animals with sprouted Chia seeds covering their bodies. Little is known, however, of the seeds tremendous nutritional value and medicinal properties. For centuries this tiny little seed was used as a staple food by the Indians of the south west and Mexico. Known as the running food, its use as a high energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs." More.