The basic principal of raw foods is those that are unprocessed and uncooked to maintain maximum nutritional value and benefit to the body.
With regard to raw coconut oil, during extraction of the oil, the temperature cannot go above 45C / 113F. If it does, the oil cannot be classified as raw. Due to the law of physics, heat will be generated when friction occurs and in raw coconut oil production, this heat has to be controlled.
Our Lucy Bee Raw Coconut Oil is about as natural as you can possibly buy. We use the best quality, unrefined, extra virgin, organic, coconut oil known to man: we don’t like to boast but, quite simply, we’re the best.
You see, since we are completely organic, you can be sure that when you’re consuming Lucy Bee, you’re only eating pure, honest goodness. We can guarantee that we’re 100% free from chemicals, pesticides or any other nasties. The only things you’ll get when you eat our raw oil is plenty of vital nutrients and vitamins.
One of the most popular new diets on the block is the raw food lifestyle. It pretty much does what it says on the tin and involves eating uncooked and living foods. Raw foodies swear by products that are free from chemicals and unprocessed, such as our own Lucy Bee Coconut Oil.
As health food lovers yourselves, we’re sure that you already know what’s in the raw food diet. But, just incase you don’t, here’s the Lucy Bee lowdown:
A raw diet involves eating food in a fresh, unprocessed form. In other words, you eat in the way nature intended. Food on the diet remains uncooked (or at least it cannot be heated above 113 degrees) and organic wherever possible.
A raw foodie’s staples traditionally include plenty of plant-based, organic foods, such as:
Some followers also include non-vegan foods such as raw eggs, meat (steak tartar, for example) and fish (such as sashimi). Meanwhile, foods that have undergone a small amount of processing are also popular. These foods include:
Raw food preparation usually involves a blender, food processor, juicer or dehydrator.
Quite simply, yes!
Many think of raw diets as restrictive, but you can eat a lot more than you’d imagine. Heck, you can even mix it up, eating raw foods just three-quarters of the time if that’s how you want to do it.
There also happens to be much more to the raw lifestyle than just smoothies, salad leaves and veggies – you can even eat our own raw, organic Lucy Bee coconut oil!
Since it’s about as unprocessed and pure as you like, Lucy Bee Coconut Oil is a staple food in many a raw foodie’s cupboards. Unrefined, extra virgin, organic AND raw, our coconut oil is about as good as it gets – and it’s made exactly the way nature intended. No added ingredients, no chemical nasties, nothing.
If you are on the raw diet, then our coconut oil is a fantastic product which can be used to replace many of your old favourites – butter, cooking oils, the lot. Of course, there’s a huge array of uses, but we think it works brilliantly in a raw foodie’s kitchen. In fact, we challenge you to make at least part of your diet raw by ditching your traditional spreads and oils in favour of our coconut oil.
So foodies, how can you use it? Well, you can use our oil to spread across your (raw and homemade!) crackers, add spoonfuls to your green smoothies and juices for an extra boost, or even use it to make raw brownies, raw granola, or any other sweet treats that take your fancy.
Stuck for ideas? Simply check out the other areas of our website for recipes and to see how you can start using Lucy Bee today.
If you’re on the raw food diet, then good news! Our Lucy Bee Coconut Oil is certified raw and is totally natural.
It is a medium-chain fatty acid, the benefits of which are readily available on the internet and in print. By researching this, you put yourself in a strong position to make your own informed decision on the benefits for you.
Although it can seem like a lot of effort, eating raw food has plenty of health benefits for those who are willing to give it a go. From weight loss to soaring energy levels and clearer skin, there are plenty of reported pros.
The concept of raw foods being beneficial to health was first introduced in Switzerland in the late 19th century and gradually became popular to the point where Ann Wigmore co-founded the Hippocrates Health Institute in the late 60s in America, later known as the Ann Wigmore Foundation. People started to study this idea of eating raw and praising the benefits.
You see, many health experts believe that eating foods in their raw, natural form helps to lock in all the goodness, nutrients and minerals.
Eating a high-enzyme diet (like that in a raw one) can boost your health by helping to aid digestion. You see, when we cook, a food’s naturally-occurring enzymes are destroyed by heat. This then puts pressure on our bodies as they go into overdrive, trying to produce the enzymes needed and digest the food, all at the same time.
What does this mean for you and your body? Well, a lack of enzymes from food is thought to lead to digestive problems, nutrient deficiency, accelerated ageing and weight gain.
Meanwhile, raw foodies believe that cooking food can ruin its nutritional values. Take, for example, broccoli. Boil it to serve up alongside your dinner and you’ll lose a heck of a lot of its cancer-fighting compounds, known as sulforaphanes. The vegetable’s vitamin C levels and folate levels are also dramatically cut by cooking, meaning you’re far better off eating it raw.
Loved by A-listers (including Scarlett Johanssen and, more recently, Kate Middleton), vegetarians and vegans, the raw food diet is now gaining in popularity in the mainstream, so much so that in Australia and California, in particular, it’s not uncommon to find raw food restaurants.
Why’s this? Well, really, it’s all pretty simple! Healthy bodies and fabulous abs start in the kitchen – this means you need to purge your cupboards of the processed foods and start eating naturally.
More and more often, we are seeing people come to us, looking to boost their health and wellbeing through raw, organic foods such as Lucy Bee Coconut Oil.
And it’s not just you health-conscious types who are going raw, either. We’re also seeing plenty of athletes switch to light, raw meals before they train as they find it leads to a surge in energy and allows them to beat personal bests.
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