The name may sound strange, but more people than you imagine follow this diet.
What does it consist of?
Well, eat only fruit, vegetables, sprouts, algae, cold-pressed virgin oils, and all types of seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin, sesame seeds, flax, chia and hemp) and nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews). , etc.) in its natural state.
The only thing allowed is germination, dehydration or fermentation, and cooking food as long as it is done at temperatures below 40°C.
For this reason, many call it the “living” diet, since all enzymes, vitamins and minerals remain unchanged, and a good acid-base balance is promoted.
All of this is explained because the enzyme deficiency in cooked food forces the body to use metabolic enzymes to complete the digestive process. This can override physiological functions, such as immunology and clearance.
Compared to what many people usually eat (alcohol, soft drinks, excess animal protein, packaged and processed, foods very high in sodium, excessive consumption of saturated fats, refined sugars, lack of fiber, etc.), this diet seems perfect. Emphasizes the importance and essential role of green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, arugula, spinach or kale due to their high concentration of nutrients (and proteins) and chlorophyll content, key to oxygenating our blood and alkalizing.
-encourage the elimination of waste and toxins present in the body
-as it does not contain gluten, lactose, added sugars, preservatives and nothing of animal origin, people with undetected allergies or intolerances can notice a great improvement in their digestive problems
-prevent certain diseases, cure them or alleviate their symptoms: cancer, arthritis, digestive problems, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc.
-promote longevity and general health, due to its very high antioxidant content
A RAW DIVEGAN DAY
Breakfast: Smoothie with one or two bananas, a good handful of spinach or kale leaves, coconut water, a few pieces of pineapple, a tablespoon of ORGANIC SPIRULINA and two tablespoons of ORGANIC CHIA seeds.
Food: Macro salad with carrot, tomato, cucumber, beet, parsley, onion, celery, lettuce, three tablespoons of ORGANIC HEMP seeds and extra virgin olive oil dressing with lemon.
Dinner: Raw zucchini spirals with basil pesto, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, arugula and avocado.
In some cases, cooking increases the bioavailability of nutrients. For example, it has been shown that the antioxidant power of lycopene in tomatoes increases after cooking. Furthermore, when we cook food, possible pathogenic micro-organisms are destroyed.
On the other hand, cooking softens the fiber of many foods and makes them more digestible. The raw vegan diet can cause bloating, especially at the beginning of it if we are not used to consuming a lot of fiber.
As it is a very restrictive diet, a deficiency of vitamin B12, zinc, calcium and vitamin D may occur. Therefore, it is not advisable for children, pregnant women and sick people without medical supervision.
Finally, eating a lot of “cold” foods is not the best thing to do in winter.
Weigh the pros and cons before trying a new diet. Each person is different and not everything feels the same to us. The important thing is to gradually adopt changes in your lifestyle, avoiding drastic or very restrictive measures, which are not sustainable in the long term.
- Tags: Nutrición