How To Increase Your Energy With The Natural Raw Food Lifestyle!

Who of us have never suffered from mid-morning or mid-afternoon energy slumps? For most of us, this is a daily occurrence. Many try to fight this war by consuming sugary foods or caffeine to help wake them up and make them feel more energized. Although this can work for a period of time, a person will find themselves craving more and more sugar and caffeine as soon as their energy begins to diminish again, which is why sugar and caffeine are notorious for being addictive stimulants! But there is a way to fix those energy slumps and increase your energy naturally! This can easily be achieved by eating a diet high in fresh raw food and energy juices!

What does the raw food lifestyle mean?

The raw food lifestyle is a diet based primarily on fresh raw foods comprising of fruits, vegetables, berries, juices, avocado, nuts, seeds and cacao. A person can choose to go mostly raw (for example, 85% raw) or 100% raw, depending on their circumstances.

Why Does The Raw Food Diet Increase energy?

The raw food diet offers so many amazing benefits – too many to list in this article! However, I have come up with the following three points to highlight why raw food is so ideal for fighting fatigue and increasing energy – in a natural manner!

1. Nutrient-rich:

Raw food is nutrient-rich, which means that it provides generous amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and fibre. This means that your body will be fed optimal amounts of nutrients and you will therefore feel less tired during the day. The average person’s diet consists of zero-nutrient foods, which are a leading cause of drowsiness and energy slumps.

2. No Heavy Foods:

You will not be eating heavy foods such as meat, cheese, milk and oily foods which are infamous energy zappers! Most people feel drowsy and tired after heavy meals containing these foods. And because these foods are hard-to-digest, the body is working in overload trying to digest your meal and therefore are left feeling totally zapped and energy deprived!

3. Easy-to-digest (water-based) foods:

Fresh fruits, vegetables and juices are water-based, so they are easy on the digestive system. This means that your energy won’t be seized away from your body trying to digest its food! Your body will instead, keep its energy storehouse for you to use!

What Foods In Particular Increase Energy?

All fresh fruits are great for an energy boost due to their high natural sugar content. Bananas in particular are excellent due to their high carbohydrate and sugar levels. This is why athletes love to eat bananas before a workout – to help their bodies perform at its peak and to endure during the exercise!

Eat More Raw Foods!

The raw food lifestyle is clearly ideal to increase a person’s energy in a natural (healthy, drug-free) manner. Whether you decide to go 50% raw, 85% raw or 100% raw, I guarantee that you will notice immense changes in your energy levels and you will find yourself starting to get tired at night time only!

Cat Food – Wet Vs Dry

Everyone has their own viewpoint on whether they should feed their cat wet food or dry food and many of us choose the middle ground to offer them both. So what are the advantages of one over the other?

Understanding cat physiology

The first step in understanding what your cat needs from its food is to understand a little about their physiology and how their body works. Many people think cats and dogs are much the same in their food, but this isn’t the case – dogs are omnivores, meaning they can digest both vegetable and animal protein. On the other hand, cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they need muscle based meats in their diet to get all the goodness to be healthy.

The other main element that they need is called taurine and this is only found in the muscle meat of animals, not in any kind of plant material.

Carnivores also tend to have a short digestive system because they aren’t designed to digest the tough cellulose that is found in plants so if they do eat this kind of material, it doesn’t digest properly in their systems.

Dry food

For many cat owners, dry food is used as a supplement to wet food to allow cats to eat a few bites when they like. As long as the cat eats the wet food to supplement it, then this usually works. The problem comes if they won’t eat the wet food for two reasons. One problem is water levels and the other is the content of the kibble.

Dry food often makes use of fillers to complete the ingredients and these are often carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are harder for cats to process because again they don’t eat this kind of food in the wild. The amount of filler in the food can also have a negative effect on their overall nutrition if they eat too much without wet food to balance it.


Water is the other reason that a diet heavy on dry food can lead to problems. In the wild, cats get around 70% of their water from their prey and wet cat food substitutes for this, providing over 75% of their water. Dry food only provides some 10% water so if they eat too much kibble and don’t drink water to compensate, they are in danger of dehydration. This can also lead to conditions such as chronic renal failure and urinary crystals.

So whenever there is dry food available, it is important that there is fresh, clean water for them to drink to compensate for its dryness.

Wet food

While all this seems to indicate that wet food is somewhat superior to dry food, this isn’t always the case. A low quality wet food will provide less nutrition than a dry food does so the first step to getting the right wet food is checking the ingredients. The first item on the list of ingredients should always be a named protein source such as chicken or turkey or a type of fish. If there is anything above this protein on the ingredients list, the food is poor nutritionally.


There is some evidence that cats on a dry food only diet are more prone to diabetes and obesity than those that eat wet food, partly due to the amount of carbohydrates they eat. So just like with a human’s diet, the best idea for a cat’s diet is moderation and a good balance – the basis being wet food with dry food to supplement it, a bit like a good meal following by a small dessert.

Glass Food Storage Sets – The Clear Choice in Food Freshness

Using glass food storage sets has so many advantages; it’s difficult to know where to begin.

For starters, they are the healthiest choice for storing food. Plastic and aluminum containers have come under consumer scrutiny lately, and for good reason. Glass is structurally pure so you never have to worry if chemicals or unwanted metals are leaching into your food. Ceramic crockery or bamboo might carry glazes, waxes, or oils. That may be fine for your coin collection, but you’re left wondering how those substances might affect your food and health. With glass, you never have to worry.

Glass food storage sets work better at keeping stored foods fresh. The containers are leak proof and protect fragile foods from picking up odors or getting knocked around in the refrigerator. The ability of glass to retain heat and cold for extended periods ensures your food will be the temperature you want whether you’re setting it out on the counter or using the container to serve hot food at the table. Additionally, snap on lids protect flavor, texture, and quality with no need to fuss with or waste money on endless supplies of plastic wrap or flimsy storage bags.

Glass food storage sets are also easy to keep sparkling clean and will never become brittle or bent with repeated washings. You can scrub with soap and hot water or a run them through a dishwasher without warping, scratching, or eroding the surface. And since glass is non-porous, it prevents stains, making it the perfect choice for acidic foods, like tomato sauce, juice, or berries. And you’ll never have to worry about lingering odors. Glass washes up like a breeze and rinses well, too. So even if you store oily foods like nuts or pungent items such as garlic or onions, you can be certain that your set will clean up well and never limit your storage choices.

Absolutely nothing cleans up as well as glass nor looks as pristine. The containers are also incredibly easy to store when not in use. Lastly, they’re pretty. They present a kind of luminosity you just can’t get with other containers.

Glass food storage sets have so much going for them that when considering food safety, functionality, and performance; clearly they are the best choice for all your food storage needs.