Have you ever heard of the raw food diet? It is based on using food in the most natural way possible and less processed.
According to the National Health Guidelines, it is recommended that at least five parts, or 400 grams from fruits and vegetables should be consumed per day. Some studies, according to Medical News Today, indicate that eating an extra serving of vegetables and fruit a day can reduce the risk of ischemic stroke. While others are more radical: to be healthy is to consume raw food, in this case, the followers of raw food
The principle of Raw Food is that the human body does not tolerate temperatures above 40 ° C, even in the case of hot food you eat.
In the raw food diet, the foods should be eaten in its fresh form, dried or fermented in low fire. The principle of the diet, “food must be alive, full of energy, because when cooked, the food becomes dead, no energy.”
A person who follows the raw food diet consume 70-100% of the food in its raw form. Some cook, but few foods. The raw food is not radical, all or nothing, but rather eat as many foods can in its most natural way possible.
There are some versions of the raw food diet:
- can consume a small amount of meat and fish, but most without cooking;
- Lacto-ovo-vegetarian raw food, do not eat meat nor fish;
- Vagan raw food, avoid all animal products.
The raw food can be somewhat sophisticated, using blenders to create smoothies, or dehydrated food at a temperature less than 46 ° C to make it crisp.
In 2010, in the United States, there were about 100 raw food diet restaurants. Personalities like Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow follow this diet.