Hello everyone! I’m a vegan (still cooked) and have been reading a bit about raw food because it seems like the next logical step to the ultimate in healthy eating. I have MANY anxieties about turning raw (not just the fact that I just spent over $6,000 on a new cooktop, wall oven and microwave).
All good eating advice always has the addition of “eat as much raw food as possible.” It also has the addition of “eat as little fat as possible.” Many of the recipes contain major amounts of nuts, seeds and oils that I’m just not used to eating. I can’t see how eating this much fat is healthy when our bodies only require a few grams per day.
The same goes for fruit. Fruit is good and healthy, but in moderate amounts due to its sugar content. There seems to be unlimited portions of fruit (fresh and dried) in the recipes I have seen. Diabetes is a health concern in my family and so sugar (processed and natural) is something I avoid.
There’s no beans and no rice! This seems strange to me as well. What about the BEANS???
My family is already upset that I’ve gone vegan, and I don’t know how they would handle raw. How much cooked food can you eat (when family gatherings require it) and still retain the health benefits of raw?
I feel like I need to read much, much more and it’s quite overwhelming. If anyone can shed some light on this so I don’t quit before I get started, please do so!!!