Raw Foodism Intro
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Raw Foodism Intro

Fist time I heard: "We eat only raw..." I haven't paid much attention. Vegans I thought, Ehm not quite right... So what exactly is it, this raw thing? Instead of Internet abuse and wading through tons of info on Google, I went directly to the source, a couple who are "Raw" for a few years now. So before I introduce to you a few Raw Recipes let's have a small foreword.

I was overwhelmed by deep knowledge and passion of my hosts. After a day spent in that fruity-veggie heaven, I wasn't leaving their lovely house hungry, actually I enjoyed raw meals, which was pleasant surprise for a naughty food lover like me. In fact I fell in love with the Raw Chocolate Cheesecake (I had only one piece & I'm still dreaming about it...yumm) and Raw Zucchini Noodles - recipes coming soon! Yey yey!

What Google says

Raw Foodism (or following a Raw Food Diet) is the dietary practice of eating only uncooked, unprocessed foods. Depending on the exact philosophy or type of lifestyle and results desired, raw food diets may include a selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meat and dairy products.

Vegetarian vs Vegan vs Raw

  • Vegetarian (no meat)
  • Vegan (no meat and no products from animals, e.g. eggs, milk)
  • Raw foodist (no cooked food at all, often combined with Veganism)

So what do they eat?

Well I was told, that a real Raw Food Diet should include uncooked, unprocessed foods ONLY, no animal products of any kind - so it makes it a Vegan Raw Foodism, I guess. They consume a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds & herbs. Surprisingly they do drink a tea as raw meals are allowed to be heated up to 42°C. Also soups, sauces & cakes are on the menu - so it's definitely not all that boring as you may expect. I'm gonna try Raw Zucchini Noodles this weekend, lets see what my "meat lover" BF would say :)

"Humans are the only animals who cook their food, that's a fact. Have you ever seen a FAT deer, zebra, giraffe or pretty much any other wild animal? Nope! They eat only raw and what can be found in their natural environment." True BUT firstly - what is natural food in a concrete jungle? Secondly isn't that a part of the evolution? Maybe we would still eat raw food if God haven't banished us from the heaven's gardens...

Raw Foodists claims that your body can receive all important required nutrition from the raw diet plus it will restore your natural body environment. Opponents argue that cooking can break down food components that would otherwise bind minerals and prevent their absorption. Like I mentioned in the Lady carrot post - cooking liberates some nutrients, such as beta-carotene and other antioxidants from carrots....

Read more on my blog - Raw Foodism


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