The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose: Good for Beginners, but Old News for Healthy Eaters
I bought The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose thinking I’d be learning lots of new information. Admittedly, I’ve read tons of nutrition books. I don’t eat all raw food, but I’m interested in incorporating as much as possible into my diet, and I thought the information, paired with some new recipes, would be yet another boost to my attempts to live a healthier life.
I was a little underwhelmed because I was hoping for a lot of new information, but that wasn’t the book’s fault.
For a beginner, someone new to green juices and eating mostly whole foods, this book would be a good place to start. If you’ve read something like The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder, though, you’re probably not going to learn too much that you didn’t already know.
You may like the new recipes and additional tips for detoxing other areas of your life (the bathroom, the kitchen, your wardrobe, etc), though. You should be able to find most of the ingredients fairly easily, and a lot of the recipes don’t take much time at all.
I can almost guarantee that anyone who reads this book and is coming from a place of processed foods, excessive amounts of caffeine, refined sugar, etc, will feel better after even just a few days of following the tips here, and the recipes sound delicious.
The Green Lemonade alone will make you feel more alive. I like that the book is laid out in a way that’s easy to digest (excuse the pun!), with each chapter broken into several sections that beautifully describe the principles of the lifestyle, provide menus and recipes, and explain how to incorporate this new way of eating and detoxing into your real life (there are even tips for raising a family this way).
Two of the things I really liked about The Raw Food Detox Diet are the fact that it doesn’t try to get you to dive right into a whole lifestyle and it doesn’t expect you to be perfect 100 percent of the time. There are phases, so you ease into the healthier lifestyle (and you’re more likely to stick to it) and you grow with the book.
How this differs from a lot of the popular “raw” nutrition books out there is that it doesn’t suggest that you have to be a vegetarian or vegan. There are several recipes with fish (cooked) and one with eggs.
Overall, I recommend this book to anyone looking to get started on a healthier lifestyle. If you’ve already transitioned to a diet with very little or no processed food, you still may want to take a look at it for the new recipes.
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