Most raw food diets are frequently strictly vegetarian. But in some raw food diets unpasteurized dairy products, raw meat, raw eggs, and sushi are also eaten. Most people consider that foods should be cooked or heated above 116 to 118° Fahrenheit. But people who believe in raw food diets consider that cooking destroys the food’s enzymes and many of its nutritional benefits.
Advocates of raw food diets say that risk of diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure is increased by eating processed foods, animal products, pasteurized foods, and foods with chemical additives.
Raw meat in raw food diet is usually fish or poultry. The foods in this kind of diet may be blended, dehydrated, or juiced. If you are on raw food diet at least 75 percent of your food should be uncooked or raw.
The theory of raw food diet is that it is hard to overeat if you are on raw food diet. During raw and vegetarian diet you can eat as much as you want.
Raw Food Diet is good for short term as it contains low-calorie, good quantity of healthy food choices and is filling. But it is a type of diet that is very hard to sustain in the long term. It is not a realistic long-term option as the number of foods you can eat are very limited and raw foods are not very appetising. Some experts say that you may follow raw food diet for a short term to lose weight and then slowly move to healthy, more traditional diet.
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