Last Sunday of the Month from 3:00–5:00pm (Beginning Date TBA)
Join us the last Sunday of every month for a Raw Food Making Class led by the YAH Foods Makery Team (50+ combined years of experience living a fresh food lifestyle)!
Unless Bridge & Enrich has been booked for an intensive weekend workshop, our Raw Food Making Class will be offered from 3:00pm–5:00pm (Starting Date: TBA).
What is “Raw Foodism”?
Raw foodism is the dietary practice of eating only uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods or wild foods. It has been documented that cooking food requires energy and may release gases associated with global warming. The act of heating food also consumes energy in general, whether it comes from wood, coal, natural gas or turbine. Raw diets mitigate the use of nonrenewable resources. Other benefits include:
- Enzymes in raw foods (such as amylases, proteases, and lipases) aid digestion. Heating food above 104-120 °Fahrenheit (40-49 °C) degrades or destroys these enzymes in food. Raw foods include bacteria and other micro-organisms that affect the immune system and digestion by populating the digestive tract with beneficial gut flora.
- Raw foods have higher nutrient values than foods that have been cooked.
- Processed food and convenience food often contain excitotoxins (such as flavor enhancers) that can cause excitotoxicity.
- Raw foods are the ideal, natural food for human consumption, and the basis of a raw food lifestyle.
- Wild foods followed by organic whole foods are more nutritious than conventionally domesticated foods or industrially produced foods.
- Raw foods such as fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants.