A raw food diet consists mostly or completely of raw vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Some people also consume raw eggs and dairy as well as raw fish and meat, although, less commonly. Grains and legumes can be eaten, but need to be soaked or sprouted first.
As long as the temperature never goes over 118F (48C), a food is considered to be raw. It also is not refined, pasteurized, or processed in any way. Preparation methods include juicing, blending, soaking, sprouting and dehydrating.
Most specialists who support the raw food diet say that just 75-80% of the diet is required to be raw to get all the benefits. The main idea of a mostly raw diet lies with the truth that lots of vegetables and fruits lose a significant percentage of their nutrients when the food is cooked...Read More