Q. Will the raw food make me weak or thin ? Are there any side-effects?
A . No, in fact you can be strong and healthy. You only have to understand and follow the instructions contained in this book.
Initially, a few people may have diarrhoea or constipation. But this is only a sign of the body releasing toxins or adjusting to the “new” type of food.
Q. But what about my taste-buds ? Will they not suffer at this rate?
A, You can make very delicious mouth-watering dishes with raw food as well. That is why it is called Amrut Aahar.
Right now, due to abuse of spices and cooked food, the taste buds have become insensitive. So initially, some people may experience eating raw food as similar to chewing grass ! As you continue to eat raw food, your taste-buds will also grow more sensitive. Then only you will discover the subtle sweetness and mellow taste of raw food.
You are bound to enjoy the food that is natural to you.
- Chew the food very well. More than half of the carbohydrates are digested in the mouth itself. The saying goes, “Eat the liquids and drink the solids.”
- About one-third of the raw food must comprise of nuts and sprouts. These will provide sufficient calories and oil necessary for good health.
- It is a false belief that tomato and cucumber are sufficient as raw food. Other fruits, vegetables, greens nuts and sprouts should be included, or else one will feel weak and hungry.
- The body will naturally adjust its weight according to its requirements. With raw food, obesity can be greatly reduced. At the same time, those who are underweight can even gain weight. Dry fruits help to put on weight eg. black raisins soaked over-night and eaten in the morning along with the water helps one to gain weight. So Amrut Aahar can work both ways. It is upto you how to use it wisely.
1 /4 kg thick poha 1 small beetroot
1 large size carrot
3 tablespoons moong sprouts
2 tablespoons grated coconut
1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon ginger juice
Salt, sugar and lime to taste
Wash poha and chop capsicums.
Grate beetroot and carrot.
Combine poha, capsicum, beetroot, carrot, sprouts and coconut.
Add ginger juice along with salt, lime and sugar.
Toss the salad.
Decorate with finely chopped coriander leaves.
A COOK BOOK OF UNCOOKED FOOD
SHEHNAZ A. THANAWALA