I see dicussions here about limiting fats etc. in our Raw Food diets. I have seen posts from those who said that they cut back on fats and felt better. I have seen posts that even quote percentages that someone has ‘established’ as correct ratios.
I have come accross very few people who are 100% Raw to the point of researching every ingredient that they consume. With this in mind I always wonder who these studies are based on. Are the participants actually 100% Raw or are they only 70-80% or so. Do those who are only trying to be 80% Raw actually buy TRULY raw nuts and oils or do they not think/know/bother about it?
If you felt better after lowering your fat intake, maybe it is because you are eating less cooked nuts and oils. Nuts and Oils that you thought were raw.
I can’t understand allowing myself to eat even 10% cooked food, and then being concerned that I should eat less avocados.
Raw Food made sense to me the first time I heard about it. It’s so simple. Don’t eat dead food! I strugled my first year or so after deciding to be 100% raw because I kept finding items I was eating that were actually cooked. Since I have eliminated all the cooked items from my diet I have felt great continually without worrying about ratios and percentages. I go with what my body wants and some days I eat a lot of fats, sometimes for a few days in a row even. I also have periods when I want greens, greens and more greens and the same goes for fruits, roots, salt, sweets etc. I love it! I enjoy a great variety of raw foods. In fact, today I am on a juice fast because I felt like it. I have loved every ounce that I drank.
My wife is the same way as well. We may just be lucky, but I can’t help but wonder what those who are restricting themselves from this or that, are actually eating.
I have become convinced that a 100% Purely Raw is a simple answer and I like simple answers.
Am I an extremist? I’d find it more extreem to avoid avocados. I have never tasted anything that was more obviously right for me, I love them!