To Skin or Not to Skin Raw Almonds

To Skin or Not to Skin Raw Almonds

One of the most popular questions about using raw almonds is whether you should use the skins of the almond or should remove the skins.

Skins of raw almonds are completely edible and offer a great source of the almonds nutrition. So, yes, you can eat the skins of raw almonds. However, make sure you soak the almonds before consumption in order to release enzyme inhibitors that keep the almonds from being digested properly.

If you don't soak the raw almonds, our human bodies have more difficulty digesting almonds and as you know, a big part of raw eating is how fast the food is absorbed into the body and expelled. (more…)

How Do You Handle Food Cravings on a Raw Food Diet?

How Do You Handle Food Cravings on a Raw Food Diet?

How do you deal with cravings?

I have some serious cravings today for cooked food! It's my birthday and I made a cake – not for me, but for my fiance. It's a beautiful, sweet smelling carrot cake that permeates the room with cinnamon, carrots, and sugar.

Ah..I really want a piece of that carrot cake – mainly because it smells so good, but I won't do it. I'm sure my body wouldn't much like it either. My grandmother once told me that I could just taste it and spit it out. I laugh when I think of her saying this. Are you still raw eating if you taste and spit it out? (more…)

Traveling on a Raw Food Diet

Traveling on a Raw Food Diet

Traveling while eating a raw food diet has been a concern for me since I started eating 100% raw food almost 4 weeks ago. I've reviewed various posts and YouTube.com videos on traveling tips before my trip today to Alaska.

One would think that traveling raw should be easy since you can typically find fruits and vegetables at any grocery. The difference is that it is healthier when the produce is organic rather than conventional which is pesticide laden. (more…)