You Should Know
March 2013 Issue
Going Raw: Pros and Cons
The diet world has moved beyond the low-fat and low-carb crazes of yore toward eating more whole, unprocessed foods. You cant argue with this conceptthe nutritional benefits of eating foods fresh from nature, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes, are plenty. But a new twist takes this diet principal beyond the whole food movementto a dietary pattern based on eating whole plant foods that are cooked to temperatures not exceeding 118ºF. This means that most raw foodists are vegans, with the exception of a very few who also include unpasteurized dairy products or raw fish, meat and eggs.
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