In today's Western world, we live in a society of excess. In reality, we could get most of the nutrients we needed from just one meal a day, or several snack-type smaller meals throughout the day. For instance, the heart in particular needs only three main elements in very small amounts for good function—a mere fraction of one percent. These are potassium, sodium and calcium. The potassium and sodium helps the heart muscles to relax; while the calcium promotes the necessary contraction of heart muscles. These elements, however, are best supplied by live, organic food. When the food we eat is raw and uncooked these elements are easily utilised and assimilated into our organs. But when these elements are obtained from cooked, fried or processed food, they are in a lifeless inorganic form and much of their energy and value to the body is lost.
Take for example cooked protein - it is perhaps to most hard-to-digest food that we can eat, and when incompletely digested protein enters the human colon it putrefies and ammonia is formed. This ammonia behaves like chemicals which eventually can cause cancer or promote its growth. It kills cells, it increases virus infection, it affects the rate at which cells divide (or don't divide), and it increases the mass of the lining of the intestine (thus inhibiting nutrient absorption). If you are still not convinced of the harmfulness of cooked meats, the intriguing thing is that within the colon, the incidence of cancer found there is in parallel to the level of ammonia found there too!