Some people when attempting to lose weight or detoxify their systems with a raw food diet, will fail.
The reason is that most people lack essential minerals that are needed by the body to function at peak performance. As such their bodies crave minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur, sodium, iron and phosphor. You need all of these alkaline minerals in your body to detoxify your system correctly.
You need all of these alkaline minerals in your body to detoxify your system correctly.
For instance one of the important roles that calcium plays in your system is to catch and bind the toxic acids that your body releases so that they can be eliminated.
If the toxins can not be bound due to insufficient amounts of alkaline minerals then:
- You may feel very ill when you are trying to detoxify
- You may not be able to lose the excess weight
- Your body will simply reabsorb the toxins
Why Some People Will Never Lose Weight
One of the biggest reasons for people who have trouble losing weight is that the majority of the toxins are stored inside of the body fat. If your system is low on the alkaline minerals, then you will not be able to lose the weight.
Because the toxic acids built into the fat will simply not allow the fat to pass or be eliminated from your body.
Therefore, for a smooth weight loss and detox diet you will need to boost these minerals for the right results. Many weight loss diets do not seem to take this into account which is the reason many of these types of diets fail. The addition of leafy green vegetables and foods rich in alkaloids will help to combat this issue.
If you are attempting a liquid detox diet such as the lemonade diet adding a small amount of wheat grass powder to your tea will help mitigate this problem.
Raw Diet Superfoods
There are 4 “super foods” that you should add to a raw foods diet that can boost the detoxification as well as supercharge weight loss.
Wheat grass is an excellent addition to the raw food diet. It contains almost every vitamin and mineral needed by the human body. Wheat grass is an excellent source of zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium and it is even loaded with protein with around 30 enzymes. It is a natural detoxifier, and eliminates body and breath odors.
Goji berries are a Tibetan fruit that is incredibly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. They are loaded with beta carotene, amino acids, and iron.
Maca is a Peruvian fruit that is similar to the radish and is loaded with 10% protein, 60% carbohydrate and full of fatty acids, phytonutrients, vitamins and trace minerals.
Bee pollen contain more than 96 different nutrients, including every single nutrient that you need to live. It's made up of 40% protein. It's a natural energizer, slows down the aging process, and lowers cholesterol levels.
The use of any one of the 4 above listed foods added to your raw detox diet can immensely help with your goals to use a raw food diet to detoxify and to lose weight.