Cooking food at high temperatures (anything above 118 degrees) reduces the vital nutrients and enzymes we need for energy and to feel satisfied. Incorporating more raw foods into your diet increases your intake of needed fiber and gives your body the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to fuel your life. In addition, eating food in its raw, natural state helps you avoid consuming harmful additives and preservatives. Also the nuts & seeds in our snacks and prepared foods are soaked and germinated which increases their protein, enzyme, vitamin, and mineral content. More importantly, germination decreases the tannins and increases the digestibility of nutrients.