As you may know, I recommend a low-fat diet, which flies in the face of current diet fads and trends that tout the benefits of ‘good fats’.

Yet, I have never found anything more powerful for health as a raw, high carb, low-fat, plant-based diet.

In fact, there’s not a single scientific study showing that you can reverse heart disease on a low-carbohydrate diet.

However, countless studies have proven that you can do so on a low-fat, whole food, vegan diet.

The key is… total fat intake has to be kept between 8 and 10% of total calories.

That’s when you start seeing the benefits.

Some of the many benefits include:

  • Much higher energy levels
  • Improved digestion
  • Prevention and reversal of degenerative diseases
  • Lower body fat without portion control
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood

Before switching to raw foods, I ate the standard Western diet, which is the diet most people call ‘normal’, and my health suffered terribly as a result.

I have developed Peripheral Neuropathy and Arteriosclerosis, which affected my legs to the point it made standing up difficult. I also suffered other ailments such as severe gum disease, widespread joint and back pain, allergies, regular indigestion, dizziness, and ear infections that would last for months at a time.

I managed to overcome all these diseases and more by changing my diet to low fat, raw foods.

What’s a low-fat diet?

Essentially, it doesn’t mean avoiding all fats but it does mean getting most of your calories from carbohydrates (whole food sources), and around 10% of your calories from fat; some people allow up to 15%.

In practice, this is what you do:

– Do not consume any oil.
– Do not consume any food of animal origin, especially dairy products, chicken, beef, fish, and eggs.
– Do not eat more than one ounce of nuts or seeds a day, or half an avocado, on average.

When you follow such a program, your taste buds will require a bit of adaptation.

It’s not that fat has much taste, but it helps carry flavours, like salt or sugar, which means they stay in your mouth longer.

Also, when we eat a higher-fat diet, our taste buds get used to it.

Studies have shown that if we go a few weeks cutting down on junk food and animal products, our tastes start to change. (1)

Our tongues appear to become more sensitive to fat if we eat less of it. (2) And the more sensitive our tongues become, the less fatty foods we tend to eat.

According to renowned American physician and author, Dr. Esselstyn, it takes around 12 weeks to adapt to a low-fat diet.

Initially, you may find the food bland and unappetizing, but, after a while, you will enjoy it even more than your old food; you will even find the taste of a high-fat meal repulsive.

This entire process takes around 12 weeks, so be patient.

I can attest that it’s true. Nowadays, if I eat something that many people would consider ‘delicious’, I will find it extremely unappetizing if it contains a lot of fat.

Unless, of course, all that fat is mixed in with sugar, this tends to fool taste buds.

You’d be surprised how your vitality and wellbeing improves after adopting a ‘low fat’ raw vegan diet.

You’ll be bursting with new energy levels, which also means you will not need to take extra stimulants in the form coffee or alcohol, helping you quit many lifelong addictions with ease.

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Ariel Belloso

Ariel Belloso is an author and writer who transformed his health using the power of raw food. The former DJ and music producer’s life changed in 2001 when his mother was diagnosed with leukaemia. Already a keen student of nutrition, Ariel calculated that eating the correct raw diet could help his mother overcome her cancer. This became his motivation to learn more about natural health and the raw food lifestyle. Following her son's advice, not only did Ariel’s mother beat her cancer, she recently celebrated her 81st birthday! Using the knowledge gained from his years of ongoing study into natural health, Ariel has also managed to overcome some serious issues himself, as well as helping many others to regain their health and improve their quality of life. Ariel has written 4 books on the subject of natural health, nutrition and fitness.

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