Need to Know About Raw Food Diet
By Riana D Lance
Many of dieters out there are
trying this kind of diet. What is it, actually? What are the advantages
and disadvantages? How to do it?
Let me help you get all the
answers in the following detailed explanations about raw food diet
before you decide to apply it:
• What is Raw Food Diet?
Raw food diet is a diet composed
mainly or entirely of raw and living foods. These foods include mostly
raw vegan food, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
The raw foodists can consume any
foods which have not been cooked, frozen, or treated with chemical
There are 3 types of raw foodists:
1. Living foodists, who eat a diet
made up of plant food in active form, such as sprouted nuts and seeds.
2. Juicarians, who eat a diet made up entirely of juices. 3. Raw
foodists who are not vegetarians, and therefore eat raw meats and
• How to Start a Raw Food Diet?
Going on a raw food diet can be
similar to detoxifying your body, and there can be some side effects. So
when considering the raw food diet, you should start slowly, with one or
more raw meals per day, and one or more meals with a raw main dish and a
small cooked side dish. This can be easier on your body as well as your
• Where to Find the Foods?
The best kind of raw food is
organic food. Organic foods are now available in a wide variety of
products, not just fruits but even cookies.
While organic foods can be more
expensive then regular foods, they can also be more convenient, as there
are many companies starting in cities that will actually deliver organic
fruits and vegetables to your front door.
• What Are The Advantages?
Many raw foodists choose the diet
because they believe that cooking, freezing or otherwise processing
foods can destroy vitamins, bacteria, and enzymes. They also believe
that cooking food makes food harder to digest, partially due to
destroying enzymes which are acting as catalysts in the digestion of
Raw foods contain less chemicals
and preservatives, which are not natural in foods. Raw food is also less
toxic and more easily digested, while containing more vitamins and
minerals than processed foods.
The raw foodists also believe that
the diet can improve health, lower risk of heart disease (because of a
diet low in trans-fats), improve digestion, improve skin appearance, and
increase the energy levels.
• What Are The Disadvantages?
An important concern in a raw food
diet is the lack of animal proteins. One needs to get all the essential
To fulfill all the nutrition and
avoid deficiencies in protein and vitamin B12, a raw foodist might need
some nutritional supplements.
So, after you find out all you
need to know about raw food diet, are you ready to start one now?