Sometimes extremes can be good if you are completely into an idea. With raw food diet you get an example of that. This practice consists of being vegan but with the added quality that you can’t cook food with fire. They consider that fire is not good because by cooking all the natural components of foods are altered in a dangerous way.
They see in evolution an example of how we should eat our foods because most of our history as mammals we didn’t have fire to cook foods and we were not using that. Our digestive system is not good with this cooking thing, that’s what they think.
No cooking at all, right?
Some followers of this raw food practice think that you can cook with other elements such as lemon juices or with low temperatures, nothing excessive trying not to change the structure of your foods’ molecules.
Is this practice secure?
It can be riskier as cooking is considered the fundamental part of modern hygiene in food. It can also be more difficult to masticate food and because of that many of raw food practitioners may tend to only eat soft vegetables and not any of legumes, for example.
Feel good about your planet
One thing is for sure, you will be doing something beneficial to our world. You will be contributing to increase natural areas that were devoted to cattle raising. That is one of the worst environmental consequences of human beings as this also facilitates the global warming effect.
Animal rights will be respected
This trend is increasing, with all these diets like vegetarian, vegan and raw ones you are helping to preserve animals’ rights. The activity of cattle raising and meats in general means sacrificing an animal´s life in order to satisfy our own egoist needs. Some people have taken concerned about these practices and they were able to create good diet alternatives. With raw food diet every meal that is meat free signifies something important for those goals.
Believers of this practice say you will be living happier, longer and better
They say that problems like cancer can be avoided by eating raw food. They think that changes in structure of organic molecules can create mutations to our cells and therefore we develop more types of cancer at earlier ages every time. They also think that human aging is accelerated by eating these altered molecules, you can prevent it by using this diet.
Is there a big community willing to help me with this new diet?
It’s not very common this practice in general, but it has taken popularity between some famous person because they are worried about health at another level. With that fame is probable that it will increase in our society. The problem may be finding places to eat raw foods. Other than that you should not have any problems by using this diet.