The past few years has seen the emergence of a real food revolution. People are no longer willing to accept fake, over-processed foods as part of a normal diet. We are taking control of our health and revamping our food system from the ground up. RawBox is on board.
Eating simple, whole foods is not a new concept. There is plenty of research* showing the extensive health benefits of eating a plant-based diet, and eating raw food can provide an even greater level of nutrition and vitality!
Until now, the raw food diet has only been an option for the most disciplined zealot or celebrity with a personal chef. But like any great idea whose time has come, raw food has matured beyond its uncooked beginnings to a lifestyle that allows for flexibility, creativity, taste, and convenience. Raw has finally moved out of the fringe and into the mainstream.
One of the biggest barriers to a raw food diet is usually convenience. But recent health trends have brought us raw food restaurants, cookbooks, juice bars, and grab-and-go snacks that make 'going raw' easier than ever.
That's where RawBox comes in. We believe that following a raw, plant-based lifestyle should be a viable option for everyone. We are committed to removing the barriers by connecting you with raw, clean options that support, rather than disrupt, your busy lifestyle. We search the country for the healthiest products we can find...and we deliver them right to your door. What could be more convenient than that?
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At RawBox, we believe that healthy foods and toxin-free products should be easily accessible to everyone, and we are doing our part to ensure this becomes the mainstay of our world, rather than the exception.
FOOD PRODUCTS. It is always best to follow a well-balanced diet that is full of plants and raw, whole foods. When life gets busy, it can be hard to find 'healthy fast-food' options, so we provide raw 'grab-and-go' snacks to help you stay on track. We carefully ensure that the food in our monthly box is free from artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, animal products, heat processing, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, transfats, GMOs, MSG, dairy, sulfites, and irradiated foods. Yep, we're that clean.
LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS. For our household and beauty products, we are equally as stringent. Our lifestyle products are free from parabens, polypropylene and polyethylene glycols, sodium lauryl and laureth sulfates. Research has shown that preservatives are necessary in body care products, especially water-based products, so our standards allow for milder preservatives that have a lower likelihood of causing cosmetic-related allergies and sensitivities. Surfactants are used for cleaning, degreasing, emulsifying, conditioning and creating foam. They also remove essential fatty acids and may be irritating to the skin, so we only look for the safest, most gentle types available. If naturally derived, fragrance may enhance a product and offer aromatherapy benefits, so our approved products may contain only natural essential oils and components of natural essential oils as fragrances.
The idea behind a raw, plant-based diet is that we can reset our bodies by eating foods in their natural state. It sounds kind of 'hippie', but our planet and mother nature provide everything the human body needs to thrive. By eating raw foods and using toxin-free products, you are doing your part to keep your body healthy and pure, while staving off disease. Plus, raw foods have high-nutritional density and low-caloric value, which can provide a rejuvenating effect for your entire body. If you want to begin detoxing and embracing a raw lifestyle, we suggest following the four steps below.
1. ELIMINATE PROCESSED FOODS.
The most critical thing you can do for health is to eliminate the over-processed, artificial food that has become so prevalent in our every day diet. That means watching what goes in your body, reading the food labels, and taking a stand for your own health and wellness. Say good-bye to high-fructose corn syrup, processed sugar, gluten, added colors, added preservatives...all of it. You don't have to go cold-turkey, but you have to start somewhere. Your body will thank you for it.
3. REMOVE TOXIC PRODUCTS.
What goes on your body, goes in your body. The things we breathe and put on our skin affect our health as much as the food we consume. We're talking about soap, cleaning supplies, lotions, makeup, candles... you name it. The toxins that surround us, are absorbed by us. Simply replacing your products with plant-based natural products will greatly improve your health and well being.
2. ADD FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Go ahead, indulge yourself. Add more raw fruits and vegetables - lots of them - and you'll start to see the benefits right away. The more 'raw' uncooked food you eat, the more your body will be infused with enzymes that help you digest everything more efficiently. It's a snowball effect, so the more you eat raw, the better you will continue to feel. Raw, whole foods are naturally low in calories and fully satisfying!
4. MOVE YOUR BODY.
You know the saying...if you can't run, walk. And if you can't walk, do yoga. Our bodies are built for movement, and regular exercise can improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. There are two big secrets to staying active: (1) Find an activity you love, so you 'll look forward to it; And, (2) Find a routine that works for you, and make it a habit. If you make your fitness routine a habit, you are more likely to stick with it on the bad days.
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