The Raw Food Diet

Well,


If you're interested and want to know the truth here it is...I can't go completely 100% raw. I'm not feeling the the mixtures of nuts with seasonings to make it taste like meat. Not that I want to eat meat, but there aren't many options for high protein sources unless you take a supplement. This is ok for some but not for me. There is protein found in dried fruits, bananas, raw oats, greens, bean sprouts, nuts, etc but not as high as I would like it to be. I don't like eating Italian 4-7 times a week (tomatoes combined with italian seasonings and herbs with something). Eating a salad everyday, 2 to 3 times a day, is just not my thing. It takes a while for your stomach to adjust to certain types of food (like uncooked eggplant) and your taste buds as well (raw bell pepper). And there is no way, I mean no way, you won't have to take a supplement, because B12 is not found in hardly anything plant based and if it is found it's not enough to meet the daily requirements or even close too it. You have to take some kind of supplement.

Everyone knows that incorporating more raw fruits and vegetables in their diet leads to greater nutritious benefits, but some foods were just made to be cooked and just as essential--beans, lentils, potatoes, rice, wheat, etc....

I'm not knocking the diet.

Yes, you do have more energy, but that's because you're constantly putting sugar in your body to revitalize it (gives a great natural surge of energy and truly no crash).

Yes, your appetite will decrease. In agreement with Ani Phyo, we probably over eat in order to obtain the nutrients and vitamins our body is seeking to "fill in the gaps". It's obvious that the cooking process does eliminate alot of intial nutrients present. Hence when you eat more raw foods your body is getting what it optimally needs in smaller portions and the fiber fills you up.

Yes, you do get full on a raw food diet.

Yes, you won't feel guilty when you eat snacks that have nuts or avocado, because if that's all the fat you're intaking then it's good natural fat that your body needs.

Yes you can eat cookies and ice cream for breakfast and it's healthy and nutritous (oatmeal apple raisin, or chocolate walnut brownie).

Yes, even diabetics are put on this diet to reverse they're diabetes so you can have virtually as much fructose as you can handle and "syrup" from agave nectar as well as sweetner from stevia (which i haven't tried just yet).

I don't think 100% raw food diets for children or adults is 100% healthy (that's a whole new topic), but the idea of replacing raw foods with candy and fattening goodies (probably loaded with hydrogenated fat--read your labels guys) is definitely a step towards ending childhood obesity as well as juvenile diabetes.

It is a good idea to eat at least one raw meal aday. It's just a thought.....

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