Raw Veganism Before and After
Raw veganism is one of the fastest-growing food trends today. In recent years, more and more people have turned to raw foods as a lifestyle choice. This article explores the impact that a raw plant-based diet can have on your health, well-being, and the environment. Read on to learn more about this fascinating eating style…
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What is raw veganism?
Raw vegans avoid eating any foods that have been cooked above 118°F (48°C). Cooking food above this temperature destroys many nutrients and enzymes found in raw foods. Many raw plant-based diets are also called “cold-pressed” or “living foods” diets. Foods eaten raw can be plant parts (fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, etc.) or animal products such as meat, eggs, fish, milk, and milk products (yoghurt, ice cream, etc.). Some raw vegans consume fermented foods such as aged curd, kimchi, and miso. Raw vegan diets are typically very low in calories compared to other types of vegan diets, with some raw vegans consuming as few as 500 calories per day. While calories are not the only factor determining health, low-calorie diets can be very beneficial if you have a health condition that requires you to maintain a low weight. Raw vegan diets are also very high in fibre, which makes you feel fuller faster and can help you lose weight. Raw vegan diets are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are destroyed by cooking.
Raw vegan diets improve health
Raw food diets can improve health in several ways. First, raw vegan diets are low in saturated fat. Raw vegans can also consume beneficial probiotics found in raw foods such as raw yoghurt. Some people with gut conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract find that a raw vegan diet reduces their symptoms. Raw vegan diets can also be useful for people with food allergies. Unfortunately, many people have food allergies that they may not even know about. A raw vegan diet can be a good option for these people, as certain raw foods such as sprouts, fibre-rich fruits, and raw seeds can be consumed safely by people with many different food allergies.
Raw vegan diets reduce environmental impact
Raw vegan diets are also eco-friendly. The majority of the world’s agricultural land is used for growing crops for human consumption. The majority of this land is used to grow food for animals, not people. This food is fed to animals (cows, chickens, fish, etc.) in industrial agricultural systems. When you eat a diet that contains raw plant foods, you are avoiding consuming any crops grown to feed animals. This means that less land is used to grow crops that would otherwise be consumed by humans. Raw vegan diets are also low in calories, which means they require less land and fewer resources to produce than diets that include cooked food.
Raw veganism is more than just diet
Raw vegan diets are also very healthy in other ways. Raw vegan diets are low in saturated fat, which is important for heart health and the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Raw vegan diets also have a very low intake of sodium, which is linked to hypertension, a condition that causes blood pressure to rise in people with high blood pressure. Additionally, many raw vegan diets are high in dietary fibre, which is thought to benefit many health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Raw vegan diets are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are destroyed by cooking. Raw vegan diets may also be more environmentally sustainable than other types of vegan diets, as raw foods require fewer resources to produce than cooked foods.
Raw vegan diets can be a healthy way to eat. They’re low in calories, healthy in many ways, eco-friendly, and very low in sodium. The main challenges with raw vegan diets are that they are expensive and require patience when it comes to finding suitable raw ingredients. However, these challenges are also related to the fact that raw vegan diets are not as popular as they could be. If raw vegan diets were more popular, they would also be more accessible, as supermarkets would likely be more likely to carry more raw ingredients. Still, raw veganism is a great choice for those who wish to improve their health and consume more raw foods while also reducing their environmental impact.