I don't know about eating everything raw, but the "caveman diet," also known as the paleolithic diet, seems like a good idea. Per Wikipedia: "The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era."
If that is what you mean, then yeah, it sounds great as long as we can still cook certain things via fire pit, like the ancients. Plus, you rid yourself of all the preservatives and harmful food additives. However, I would feel sorry for any modern day human trying to eat like a hunter-gatherer that was a strict vegetarian; ha!
I've tried the raw food diet twice. It doesn't seem natural. I don't think we were meant to eat like that. I know with me, after two weeks, I was dying for a cooked meal.
What do you think you would have to do out in the wild, without a microwave, for example...
I don't have a microwave. We cook all our meals from scratch. In the wild, I would find wild edibles and light a fire.
Yeah, after a while (even though you said the raw diet doesn't seem natural), you'd realize just what 'natural' was, which was my point...
I guess you missed the part about lighting a fire. I would cook, and do cook even when I am in "the wild". I eat raw food a lot in my diet, but I like a hot cooked meal.
I guess you missed the "fire pit" part, for my answer, as well...
Even if you don't do a full raw food diet, adding raw foods to your daily diet is extremely healthful. Foods have many enzymes and micronutrients that are killed when those foods are cooked. Raw foods aid digestion, they better nourish the body with full spectrums of nutrients and they are great for you. Raw fruits and veggies can be juiced for a sweet treat that is excellent. Eating raw is not something you have to do all the time, but the more raw foods you eat, the healthier you will be.
Raw is how foods grow - it's the closest to nature and is wholly natural to eat raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc.
A raw food diet is healthy and 'back to nature' - and a great idea in the summer, but lots of freezing cold food in the winter does not seem very enticing to me and may be more difficult to digest when it hits the stomach so cold, too, especially those 'health' drinks. For me, a balance is better.
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