I have a few questions about the raw diet that maybe some more experienced raw foodies might be able to answer. I don’t like to approach health with some sort of a dogma, and I think its important to be realistic and put health in front of idealism, which is why these questions are coming up.
1- What do you think about getting too much fiber on a raw diet? Clearly this isn’t a common problem amongst Americans who aren’t getting enough fiber, but from my understanding food needs to spend 4-6 hours in the small intestine to get absorbed properly. If pretty much everything I eat as a raw foodie consists largely of dietary fiber, what eliminates the risk that food is passing through my system too quickly to be properly absorbed?
2- Too much sugar is a big question on a raw diet. I’ve been starting to think that maybe steamed vegetables would be a better alternative to yet another raw mango. Fruit sugar gives you highs, and then lows. How do you avoid getting too much sugar on a raw diet, taking into consideration the differences between natural and artificial sugar?