As many of us already know, illness and obesity are on the rise, and much of this is related to the foods we eat. Trying to determine which foods are best for us, however, can be a challenge as there are tons of competing claims as to which foods are best to eat and whether organic foods are really “worth it.”
This is why Yuri Elkaim’s Eating for Energy is such a great resource. The book contains a wealth of dietary advice, general nutrition and scientific information about the foods we eat. As a trained nutritionist, Yuri reveals why he feels that a raw foods, organic, and primarily vegan diet is the best for us, and he provides the evidence needed to back up these claims. Yuri discusses how different foods can interact within our body, which foods are not really meant for human consumption, and how the chemical composition of different foods is changed during cooking and causing them to loose valuable nutrients. He points out the humans are the only animals that cook their foods, and that this is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to adequate nutrition and healthy eating.
However, Yuri also knows that transitioning to such a diet is not easy for many people. He is not a purist either, noting that many of the benefits of eating a raw foods diet can be obtained by only eating raw foods a certain percentage of the time. But to make this transition easier, he has a twelve week meal plan that gradually helps people transition onto the raw foods diet successfully.
Many raw food diet recipes require long preparation periods – soaking, grinding, blending and otherwise preparing food, and Yuri knows that for many this is just too difficult to do given today’s busy lifestyles. So the recipes in his book are all exceedingly simple and easy to prepare. His focus is creating recipes that take on average 15 minutes or less to make – and are still delicious.
As an athlete, Yuri Elkaim also knows that some may be concerned about protein intake on a raw foods diet, and he has prepared a whole section on this topic as well. He notes that most people switching over to a raw foods diet find they have a huge surge in the energy levels, which is why he named his book “Eating for Energy.”
If you are looking for more information about raw foods diets and want to learn how to transition successfully to such a diet, then you should definitely consider purchasing Eating for Energy!
The basic “Eating for Energy” program includes his excellent e-book “Eating for Energy”, a Nutrition for Athletes guide, the 12-Week Meal Transitional Meal Plan, a Healthy Recipe pamphlet, a Smoothie and Juice guide, 4 audio bonuses, and the Weekly Research e-Reports and more for only $47.