According to Samudra (our favourite healthy restaurant in Dunsborough WA), they pronounce the following from frequently asked questions:
- Health: Persons embracing this type of diet invariable experience improvements in their general physical and mental status, including more energy, better health, weight loss, detoxification, and a sturdier immune system that better resists and recovers from just about any kind of disease…and the list goes on..
- Energy efficiency: Since you no longer have to cook so much, you don’t waste electricity, and save the environment.
- Since you eat organic agriculture, you help to save the planet. Most become more in-tune with their body; many report definite spiritual improvements.
- No animal products are used, so the animals appreciate it.
Barry’s and my reasons for going vegan are mainly to stop his cancer from growing! Research has it that meats, dairy, eggs and sugar feed the cancer cells! Since changing to this way of eating, extra kilos have fallen away, we feel alive, energised, calmer and more at peace and, we believe, that Barry’s cancer is under control. Big reasons with big results!
With the cold winter months, we do find it challenging to have too much raw vegan so most of our dinner meals are cooked – but healthy vegie curries, soups or stews with plenty of grains and pulses and brown rice.
What do raw/living foodists eat?
Raw and living foodist eat all fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds grains, sea vegetables, and other organic/natural foods that have not been processed. In some instances there are special ways to prepare the foods (example: most raw and living foodists soak/sprout nuts, seeds and grains before consuming them.)
How can you tell if something is a raw/living food?
Most foods that have not been processed in any way, shape or form are raw and living foods (until cooked.) Processed foods (canned, bottled or prepackaged) are most often adulterated, (changed from their original state) by heating, additives, preservatives, colorings, salt and sugar. Don’t think this is all for your benefit; the benefactor is the manufacturer’s profit margin, NOT YOU. Try to purchase foods that are in their natural state.
What do raw and living foodists drink?
Water (purified or spring water), freshly made juices (made with your own juicer – and consumed immediately), and coconut milk (from a young coconut.) Avoid processed drinks as much as possible (including: soda, bottled juices, coffee and alcohol.)