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Another look to being 100% Raw Vegan...

Why 100% Raw Vegan is unnatural & unhealthy. Scientific evidence...

Date:   5/7/2005 12:12:18 PM   ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2594 times

(previsouly posted)

Let's say that this is just for "variety".

Take a look at:

Eveyrthing is supported by science, and not "recent traditions".

All scientific evidence (archeological, etc), points towards the fact that humans are highly carnivorous, and have evolved with the use of fire.

Think about it... no culture/civilization has ever been 100% raw, nor has evolved without the use of food preparation methods, like heating, sun drying, etc. Meats have always been part of their diets.

The incas, the mayans, aztecs... they all prepare food (modern descendants of these cultures still follow the same practices).

Some indigenous people in Mexico are VERY healthy and live very incredible LONG lifes, they prepare most of their food, like corn, plants, roots, etc. They also, of course, live a life free of toxic drugs, xenobiotics, etc.

Some people fear meat like the plague...
Why do humans developed a highly specialized enzyme like ELASTASE if they're supposed to be mostly or fully vegans? (Dr. Cordain)
We have carnivorous teeth.

I keep my diet 50% raw food (of the food that you can eat raw: fruits, egg yolks, oils, etc) and 50% cooked food (foods you shouln't eat raw, like grains, veggies... no matter what, they all contain toxins and even *enzymes* that make digestion difficult or next to impossible).

Here is the explanation:

"We are not pigeons.
We are not cows.
Therefore we don't have a crop to digest cereals, nor 4 stomachs to gradually digest grasses or leaves"

"- Vegetables contain more pentosanes and hexosanes, which are partly bacterially decomposed in the colon, and inhibit digestion. Brussel sprouts, beetroot, parsley, celeriac, kale, broccoli and peas contain most of these special carbohydrates."

"Cereals and vegetables contain many different substances inhibiting digestion and the uptake of nutrients in humans."

"Vegetables contain most nitrate, and sometimes nitrite too (9), because we use far too much phosphate fertilizers. Nitrate absorption can impair thyroid functioning (10) and decrease fertility (11). Heating doesn't help at all, but even originates cancerous N-nitroso compounds. (12) Therefore, nitrate can cause cancer indirectly. (13)"

"- Many toxins, like oxalic acid, glycosides, glycoalkaloids, aflatoxins, sterigmatocystine and quercetine are not destroyed by heat. Saponines, fibers, phytic acid (6) and tannins are only partly destroyed."

- Substances in plants inhibiting protein digestion are mostly not destroyed by heat. (8)

... many more info (check links and related studies)

The problem is not being RAW... we should eat RAW food that was meant by nature to be eaten in that state (fruits, meat (can also be raw)). Cook potentially toxic food like plants, roots, veggies, grains... and reduce their intake. We should also NOT consume GE foods, or foods contaminated with pesticides... seems hard to achieve these days, with all that overpopulation and many economical interests in the "food" industry.

Eat the right proportions of each foods and stop the use of chemicals and other modern toxins.

Also, take a look at this site

This post is intended to expand the discussion with more scientific informaton and give more choices to people seeking better ways of living through what nature designed us for.

Good luck

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