raw-food diet

raw-food diet

A diet composed of uncooked and unprocessed food. Common to all raw food diets is the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables, preferably in season, which are supplemented with muesli (an uncooked cereal), nuts, lentils, seeds and sprouts. The diet may also include unpasteurised milk and cheese made from raw milk, raw fish (e.g., sushi) and raw meat.

Pros
Reduced LDL cholesterol.

Cons
Lack of animal-based foods (meat, fish, eggs, poultry or dairy) carries a long-term risk of vitamin B12 deficiency; lack of dairy products is associated with calcium and vitamin D deficiency; raw animal foods (if included) carry an increased risk of bacterial infection.
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A third-generation raw-fed Ridgeback, Kaos had been on a home-prepared raw-food diet since he was three weeks old.
The raw-food diet allows food to be heated up to 118[degrees]F, so that the delicate natural enzymes in foods remain intact.
Though 12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food features plenty of recipes, its purpose is to be the antithesis of "cookbooks" per se - author and raw-food diet teacher Victoria Boutenko extols the benefits of raw foods and the disadvantages of cooked foods (notably that cooking often destroys nutrients) to the extent of describing a diet of cooked foods as a "dependency".
I actually tried a raw-food diet for a bit, where you don't eat cooked food at all.
The person with the smallest increase lived on a raw-food diet, ran three times per week, and did yoga twice a week outdoors and at home.
Julie Mayer, DVM, CVA, CVC, CCRP, of Tucson, Arizona, has a rather straightforward way of reassuring those whose conventional veterinarians warn against the multitudes of microbes lurking in a raw-food diet.
Vegan diets require more conscientious planning, and raw-food diets may even be detrimental to long-term health.
Raw foods contain only negligible amounts of AGEs, which might explain in part why raw-food diets have been reported to improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
You might expect a warning against raw-food diets (and we won't touch that controversy with a ten-foot bone).
12] for those following the Hallelujah Diet, other raw-food diets, and other diets that do not contain animal products.
Next month: How to separate well-formulated, truly "complete and balanced" commercial raw-food diets from the nutritionally incomplete and imbalanced products flooding the market.
But the point of raw-food diets for dogs is that they contain raw meat--and again, though it's tiresome to belabor the point, it's been well-established that a certain percentage of even the highest-quality raw meat that you can buy in grocery stores has bacteria in it.