Wish and Prayer's picture
Wish and Prayer

Raw food diet

Has anyone ever heard of the raw food (or living foods) diet?  What does it entail?

Chris's picture

With the recent news of ecoli and other bacteria illnesses caused by unclean foods - the idea of a raw food diet seems a bit scary to me even though it is thought by practitioners to be better for you. 

JohnsMom's picture

A raw food diet consists of eating foods that are never heated above 92 degrees.  There are supposed to be number of benefits to this way of eating; apparently, raw foods contain important enzymes that aid in digestion.  However, very few raw foodist subsist exclusively on raw foods.  Typically, at least 15% of a raw foodist daily diet is cooked.  This diet is not for everyone!!! If you're considering this, don't forget to consult your physician!


rambaby's picture
The diet sounds disgusting personally I prefer my food cooked.
lynng's picture

I htink it is a step beyonf vegetarianism... they sound alike but they are not. actaully it ousnd very healthy.

 he is not home right now, but let me see if he can adlib  on this for you.





junieg's picture

Some foods especially vegetables need to be cooked to get optimum nutrients from them as the body enzymes can't break the foods down properly by themselves. Foods such as tomatoes actually are better for you cooked than raw.

concerned mom's picture
concerned mom

I actually lost a lot of weight following a raw food diet. I cooked certain things like fish and meats, but I ate mostly raw vegies.
I have to agree. Eating healthy, whether raw or cooked, and also exercising, will give you so much more energy during the day.

christinayay's picture

cooking food often causes it to loose nutrients, so raw food can be better. however, be careful with this and consult a physician and a nutritionist