World Vegan Day 2019: Know The Benefits And Risks Associated With Raw Vegan Diet

Raw vegan diet has been around centuries but it has gained momentum in recent years. Advocates of raw vegan diet claim that this diet helps people lose weight, improve digestion, provide a person with more energy and improve overall health.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Dec 25, 2018Updated at: Nov 01, 2019
World Vegan Day 2019: Know The Benefits And Risks Associated With Raw Vegan Diet

World Vegan Day 2019: The raw vegan diet has gained momentum in recent years. This diet consists of various unprocessed raw vegan foods. People who follow the raw vegan diet believe that cooked meals can prove harmful to the body as they are deprived of nutritional value, and whereas uncooked food provides proper nutrition. Advocates of the raw vegan diet claim that this diet helps people improve digestion, lose weight, improve overall health and provide a person with more energy.

What is Raw Vegan Diet? 

They are often known as raw veganism is composed of unprocessed food – foods that have not been heated over 48 degree Celsius and not processed in any form. However, the diet allows a person to try other alternates such as juice, blend, soak or sprout. 

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The Benefits of Raw Vegan Diet 

The raw vegan diet is loaded with many nutrient-rich plant foods. Some of the benefits that this diet offers include: 

Improve Heart Health 

A raw vegan diet involves eating plentiful fruits and vegetables, which help maintain blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Many studies also suggest that this diet can help lower bad cholesterol levels and provide the body with the nutrients required. 

Help with Weight Loss 

If you are someone struggling with weight loss, then this diet can help. A diet rich in plant-based foods seems like the perfect way to shed those extra kilos. Proponents of this diet believe that cooking destroys enzymes in food. A raw vegan diet requires a person to eat a blend of fruits and vegetables, which are low in calories and ideal for losing weight. 

Improve Digestion 

Since this diet is rich in fibre, it can help improve digestion. They both contain soluble and insoluble fibres, which will help reduce inflammation in your gut. It may also improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. It can help with other stomach problems. 

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Alleviate the Risk of Diabetes 

Diabetes is currently an epidemic killing millions of people, and a raw vegan diet can help reduce its progression. This diet is rich in fibre which can help lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity. By eating healthily and having a mindset to eat only plant-based foods, we can slow down the progression of diabetes. Your body will serve you right if you give it the right kind of fuel. 

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The Risks Associated with Raw Vegan Diet 

Before you start with this diet, you must even know the risks associated with the raw vegan diet. 

Depending on your diet, a raw vegan diet can be low in calories, vitamin D, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids because not all fruits and vegetables are healthy if eaten raw. Some herbs can prove to be dangerous to your health if eaten raw such as potatoes, etc. 

If this diet sounds useful to you, then you can go for it, but before that, you must consult a professional to help you out with this. The best way of being healthy is by eating healthy, but not at the risk of losing bone density or giving rise to other health problems.

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