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RAW AND WARM

The cold weather brings on cravings for hot comfort food, so adding raw dishes to your meal plan can sound a little unappealing. However, with a few tricks and spices, raw meals can be warming and satisfying during winter and keep your immune system strong. Plus, you’ll give your mouth a workout with all the crunching and chewing.

Raw food generally includes fruits and vegetables, sprouted grains and beans, nuts and seeds that haven’t been heated more than about 48°C. This keeps the nutrients and enzymes in the food intact. Nutrients help fight and prevent disease and enzymes aid with digestion.

Even without steaming, grilling, frying or boiling, there’s still plenty of scope for creativity in the kitchen. The raw

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