Doctor Thoma

RAW FOOD AND HARD PHYSICAL LABOR

Many times there are serious discussions on the topic consuming raw food and heavy physical labor. Number of people thinks that a diet with raw food doesn’t give enough energy for enduring hard physical labor. But is it quite so? For this purpose experiments were done on the capacity for work of the employees fed with certain types of nutrition.

Namely, one of the groups was fed with raw food and the other one with meat and cooked food. After this it was unequivocally stated that the group which took raw food could work significantly longer hours of hard physical work than the one with meat and cooked food.

As a matter of fact, this is confirmed on many Olympic competitions, where the winners of medals openly stated that their nutrition is based on raw food without the intake of meat and cooked food.

This is quite understandable, given that raw food contains an eminent amount of dietary fibers which provide a gradual release of carbohydrates (sugars) and with it a longer and a gradual supply of the body with energy. Cooked food on the other hand, especially the food from animal origin which does not contain dietary fibers, the sugars from it absorb more quickly and there is sudden release and supply of energy for the body, but this all relatively short lasting. Because of these facts, the people fed with cooked food couldn’t last longer some heavy physical labor than the ones with raw food that can withstand hard physical labor much longer.

In the end cooked meat is a one-sided food with a small nutritional value. In addition cooked food contains eminent amounts of salt, which causes hunger and permanent thirst, which leads to overweight (obesity). 

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