Raw: The Real Reasons You Should Eat Raw Food is a book that shows you how important raw food is to the human body. Food that is not heated beyond 118 degrees is considered raw food. Phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants are preserved because they are not destroyed by heat. Cells are therefore nourished, repaired and restored when they are flooded with nutrients from raw food. When the DNA in cells is repaired, the immune system is enhanced and this increases the ability of the body to detoxify, fight infections and maintain cellular homeostasis necessary for optimal health. This book is also based on the most current scientific research on food and how it affects the body. The benefits of eating raw food and how important it is for cellular function and metabolism are discussed in this book.