Raw vegan rainbow diet is simple and fun. Some call it cave diet, natural diet, sun-diet. Any fresh, alive food can be called raw diet that has not been cooked or exposed to temperatures over 118°F. At that temperature, the natural enzymes in food are completely destroyed. Enzymes are essential for all the chemical processes in your body, especially digestion.
So what do I eat on this hight raw vegan diet? I eat 90% raw plant base meals: fresh juices, smoothies, salads, raw soups, raw desserts and then sometimes I dehydrate veggies, fruits, juice pulp to make raw foods, like crepes, wraps, cookies or chips. About 3 times a week I eat cooked beans, brown rice, quinoa or soups. Cooking food can diminish its nutritional value. For example, the cancer-fighting compounds in broccoli, sulforaphanes, are greatly reduced when broccoli is cooked. So I eat most of my veggies, greens and fruits in the raw form, because I know that certain vitamins, such as vitamin C and folate, are destroyed by heat. But other foods, however, become more healthful after cooking, because the fibrous portion is broken down. For example, cooked tomatoes contain three to four times more lycopene than raw tomatoes.
A vegan is someone who tries to live without exploiting animals, for the benefit of animals, people and the planet. Being vegan I eat a plant-based diet, I don’t eat meat, milk, cheese or eggs. My balanced vegan diet meets many current healthy eating recommendations such as eating more fruit, vegetables, beans and whole-grains. I eat 80-90% raw but sometimes 100 % like in the summer when everything is fresh and in season. My high raw vegan diet is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. I love preparing my meals and eating natural foods, just the way Mother Nature made them. If you are thinking of becoming high raw vegan or you just want to include more plant-based meals in your life keep checking this blog, I am always in my kitchen : ) making fun, easy and healthy meals. Please let me know if you would like to attend one of my cooking classes or work one on one with me. I am here to help you.
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