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5 Day Raw Food Challenge

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Going raw for 5 days is the perfect reset button. With all the toxins that the body absorbs, be it through food, the environment, water, beauty products, or hygiene products, you can become overwhelmed to the point where you feel like you need to change things up!

Eating raw can help you feel lighter and improve your intestinal transit time through the high consumption of soluble and insoluble fiber. Eating raw can also help you lose excess water retention due to the low sodium content of the food you eat.

You could look at eating raw like a cleanse without the juices!

Going ‘raw’ isn’t as difficult as it seems!

You've watched all the documentaries, listened to the interviews and read the articles, but something is stopping you from trying out the raw food diet. The reason for this is probably because going raw means cutting out dairy, meat, and cooking; three things that have become quite habitual in a modern person's diet and routine. The trick to going raw and staying raw is to know which fresh foods you adore and to make sure they are always on hand. Plus, getting creative in the kitchen can help you explore the possibilities of the raw cuisine to ensure you aren't dining on a plate of raw carrots for dinner.

To make sure you are satisfied with every meal, we've teamed up with raw food enthusiast Chef Cynthia Louise in this challenge. Cynthia will have you dining on creamy alfredo pasta, wholesome puddings for breakfast and flavorsome salads that are as delicious as they are filling. After this challenge we guarantee you will have a newfound appreciation for the herbs and spices we have available to us!

Reset your body with the Food Matters TV 5 Day Raw Food Challenge

5 Day Raw Food Challenge Guidelines:

  • You can eat raw fruit, raw vegetables, raw nuts & seeds, fresh herbs, and spices.
  • Drink lots of filtered, alkaline, or distilled water.
  • You can only drink water, herbal teas (no green, black, or white teas), freshly made juices, or homemade smoothies.
  • No meat, meat products, dairy products, processed foods, wheat, refined sugar, alcohol, soda, coffee, grains, eggs, or anything with a shelf life.
  • You can have extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, or raw apple cider vinegar, as well.

What you need for this challenge:

  • A cutting board
  • Sharp knives
  • A fridge full of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds
  • A high-speed blender or a food processor

Tips for keeping on track:

  • Make sure to eat enough
  • Don't worry about calorie counting (eat until you are content)
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Try to meal prep
  • Plan what you are going to eat for the day

Download the shopping list in the Resources section and let's get started!


This program is provided for your general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional advice, particularly medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek medical advice from a qualified health practitioner which takes into account your personal circumstances, general health and medical conditions. Read more

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Karlee Scott | 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Im so excited for this challenge, its my first one! I have tried cutting out coffee before and I ended up with killer headaches. I only drink two cups in the morning, and I have cut back recently (I admit I live off coffee). Maybe I should cut back more before I begin this challenge? What's your advice on avoiding the killer headaches? As a side note, I drink anywhere from 4 to 5 litres of water per day. Thanks in Advance :)
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hi Karlee! We realize it's hard to avoid the use of caffeine but this may lessen the overall effectiveness of the program. It’s a good idea to start weaning yourself off caffeine for a little while before you start – it makes the adjustment a lot easier. Good luck! ~ Jasmin@FMTV ❤
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Josephine Spiegelhauer | 2 months ago
Made the Smoothie for breakfast today too and I felt full for many hours. Looking forward to making the salads next :)
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Ivory David | FMTV | 2 months ago
Good to know Josephine. It's nice knowing that you are doing well ~ Ivory@FMTV :)
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Josephine Spiegelhauer | 2 months ago
Cynthia, watched your Raw Chia Pudding video last night and made it this morning and ate it tonight - so delicious! Just finished watching your Pad Thai dinner video and can't wait to make it. Thank you for your videos which are so inspiring, easy to follow and I love the extra tips you include like how to slice specific vegetables etc. Please keep making videos like this!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 2 months ago
You're most welcome Josephine. Glad you are loving the recipes as much as we do. Chef Cynthia will be really delighted with your wonderful feedback ~ Ivory@FMTV :)
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Regina Ford | 2 months, 4 weeks ago | Edited 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Excited to try this!!!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 2 months, 4 weeks ago
I'm sure you will love it Regina ~ Ivory@FMTV :)
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Brenda Rocha | 3 months, 1 week ago | Edited 3 months, 1 week ago
I have Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) which makes me allergic to many raw fruits and vegetables but I can eat them if cooked. Would I be able to get most of the same type of nutrients if I were to steam these vegetables since I can't eat them raw? This allergy is hard to deal with at times...Especially when you want to make a healthier change in your lifestyle. I also developed a tree nut allergy with this...Never had any of these issues growing up, only as an adult did they appear.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 months, 1 week ago
Hi Brenda, what works is different for everybody. We don't believe there is a one size fits all approach to the 'perfect diet' as everybody is unique and needs to eat accordingly. We always recommend for everyone to listen to their bodies and do what makes it feel good 🌷 ~ Iris@FMTV
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