I had a raw food conversation last night that led to one of my little pet peeves…
I really wasn’t planning on talking about raw food with this person –I was doing business with them over the phone.
While I know this diet is new to many people, it’s just funny to me that after 30, 40, 50 + years of eating pizza and chips and cookies and candy, people go raw and after three days are worried they will be deficient in protein or certain vitamins! Come on, think about this, silly isn’t it? First of all you will be eating healthier than ever before. You probably have never eaten as much fruit and veggies before, right?
I’m not saying that it is not possible to become deficient in something, but it normally takes a very long time and a very restricted, poor diet… After a couple of days of not rotating your food choices, eating mostly fruit or not having a daily green drink, you’ll be fine. Really, trust me on this one. Most people have never had a green drink in their life!
You are going to be eating the healthiest foods on the planet!
How often do people worry about being deficient in something when they are eating processed, dead foods that have no nutritional impact at all? And now, when people go on a raw food diet, they somehow feel that eating fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds will lead them into deficiency.
These foods are loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, water and fiber. All essential for a healthy diet. The more you know about the nutritional deficiencies in cooked and processed foods, the more you will appreciate your raw fruits and vegetables. Many people consider a salad to be a less than optimal for a main meal for lunch or dinner but a good salad has all the nutritional components required by our body–a claim that can’t be made by any cooked food.