Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets

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Raw diets are gaining popularity due to their reputation for providing radiant health and reversing many common ailments. People adopt raw diets to lose weight, for ethical reasons, or because fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds are nutrition powerhouses.

Becoming Raw will help you design a raw or mainly raw vegan diet that is nutritionally safe and adequate and is optimal-nourishing your body, mind, and soul. It offers sound nutrition guidelines based on current research ...

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Overview

Raw diets are gaining popularity due to their reputation for providing radiant health and reversing many common ailments. People adopt raw diets to lose weight, for ethical reasons, or because fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds are nutrition powerhouses.

Becoming Raw will help you design a raw or mainly raw vegan diet that is nutritionally safe and adequate and is optimal-nourishing your body, mind, and soul. It offers sound nutrition guidelines based on current research from peer-reviewed medical literature and includes simple, delicious recipes along with sample menus to get you started.

Nutrition experts and registered dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina explain how you can meet your recommended intake for every nutrient with an entirely or mainly raw vegan diet. They provide science-based answers to the tough questions surrounding raw vegan diets:

Can you get enough protein by eating mainly fruit?

How do you get adequate vitamin B12, iron, and calcium?

Do enzymes in raw foods really contribute to human health?

Can cancer and other chronic diseases be prevented by eating a raw vegan diet?

You'll learn whether cooking truly destroys nutrients, is necessary for food safety, or removes "antinutrients."

Plus, for the first time anywhere, vegetarian historian Rynn Berry presents a coherent, objective narrative tracing the history of the raw-food movement in the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570672385
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 249,131
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Becoming Raw for Life 1

2 A History of the Raw-Food Movement in the United States Rynn Berry 9

3 The Raw Report: Scientific Evidence to Date 25

4 Why Raw Rocks! 43

5 Energy and Power 73

6 Carbohydrates in the Raw 95

7 Fat: Friends and Foes 113

8 Vitamins: Inviting Vitality 141

9 Acid-Base Balance, Bones, and Minerals 175

10 The Great Enzyme Controversy 207

11 Food Safety: Raw Case Files 225

12 Nutrition Guidelines and Menus 239

13 Recipes 251

Glossary 303

References 309

Resources 346

Index 347

About the Authors 375

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

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    A Must Have For Becoming Raw

    Are you thinking about Becoming Raw? If you are, this book is a must have!! This is the most informative, complete book I've ever read on this subject. I thought I knew a lot about healthy eating, vitamins and minerals in foods and what food was good for what ailment, but this book is full of information I did not know.

    The chapters are:
    Becoming Raw For Life
    A History of the Raw-Food Movement in the United States
    The Raw Report: Scientific Evidence To Date
    Why Raw Rocks!
    Energy and Power
    Carbohydrates in the Raw
    Fat: Friends and Foes
    Vitamins: Inviting Vitality
    Acid-Base Balance, Bones and Minerals
    The Great Enzyme Controversy
    Food Safety: Raw Case Files
    Nutrition Guidelines and Menus
    Recipes

    I've always wanted to try eating raw. With this book it would be so easy to do. The book is full of drafts and charts. In my opinion, there is no biased information in this book, it is just full of facts and you can draw your own conclusion.

    My favorite recipes, even though there were only a few, were the Smoothies. I know I'll be using them often.

    This is a book that you can either live by on a daily basis, or go to whenever you start feeling sluggish and want a boost. I know there have been many studies on the health benefits of going raw, from diabetes, to cholesterol and high blood pressure. This is one of the best books I've come across about eating raw.

    *Thanks to Anna and Planned Television Arts for this review copy*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    ..pretty dry but informative reference...

    I do a full book review on "Becoming Raw" on YouTube channel: rhocDaVegan. Check it out for complete insight! Cheers!!

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

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