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Raw Vegan

A raw vegan diet combines classic veganism with raw foodism. Foods should be eaten either completely raw or heated at temperatures below 104 - 118 degrees Fahrenheit (40 - 48 degrees Celsius). This type of diet has been around for almost 175 years. It was developed by a Presbyterian minister and nutrition reformer, Sylvester Graham, who promoted a raw vegan diet as a way to avoid illness and promote long-term health.


Foods eaten for raw vegans... are generally fruits, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains and legumes. Also, processed foods are generally avoided. Raw vegan advocates believe that cooking food makes it less nutritious, and supplements are not necessary, including Vitamin B12.


Cookhouse Hero asks you to consider this: Cooked starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, cooked whole grains like hulled barley, and cooked legumes like black beans all add vital nutrition to our diet. That said, including raw foods everyday is a nutritious choice and highly recommended. Side note: some people's bio-chemistry do well on this diet and have been raw vegans for years without any health issues. Yet, the lack of beans, starchy veggies, and whole grains could cause fiber- or nutrient-depletion if people aren't careful. 

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