The Raw Vegan Diet
Above Images Taken From This Raw Food Website
I know a few people who are on a raw vegan diet, or a mostly raw vegan diet. They always tell me how great they feel and how they could never eat any other way.
I also know raw veganism is a growing trend - and even though I havn't gone raw yet, I do know people are becoming more and more interested in this way of eating.
This woman is a raw food expert and her website is very informative for anyone wanting to find out more about a raw vegan diet and to source lots of raw vegan recipes.
I think you will be a bit surprised when you read what she has to say - I know I was!!
Here is a piece from her website:
For most of my life, I had intense migraine and tension headaches, acne, cellulite, allergies, and back pain. I was constantly tired and so you'd always find me drinking 2-3 Starbucks' triple venti soy cappuccinos each day. I took plenty of prescription medications, for both my headaches and my exhaustion.
Eventually, I was so tired of not feeling well, of not feeling like I was at my peak unless I medicated myself with something like caffeine or pain pills. I was living a life of stimulated energy instead of Raw energy. I had no idea there was such a thing as Raw Energy. And, wow, what a difference that has made in my life!
Over time, I tried many diets and supplements. Some worked okay, and I would lose weight, but I would still get headaches, acne, and be tired and sluggish, unless I was drinking tons of caffeine and taking energy pills. The benefits never lasted long either, because your body gets used to being in that stimulated state and then requires higher and higher dosages to maintain it.
Too many people are looking in the wrong places for the answers on how to achieve optimal health. They're wasting their time, health, and money and they still don't get the ultimate results they're so eagerly seeking. I was one of those people.
Always on a quest to learn more, and to learn the truth, I started looking for other ways to improve my health, when I came upon the information about becoming vegan, and then on becoming a Raw vegan at that. As I started researching more, I realized that with the Raw lifestyle, people were doing this for life and they loved it! This seemed to be the one diet where people were thriving on it for 20, 30, and 40 years. Think about that; most diets are temporary. How many diets do you know of that people stay on, gladly, for life? The true meaning of "diet" is simply "what you eat." It's your way of life, not something you do for two weeks and then stop. But in our culture most people start "diets" only to quit shortly thereafter.
Even worse, people usually feel worse after having been on them, because the diets were about deprivation or included eating foods or taking supplements that were unhealthy. The testimonials out there and books from people who have been on a Raw diet, or eating a predominantly Raw diet, for anywhere from 1-40 years, all have the same things in common: They're enjoying radiant health, they feel better than ever, and they love their lifestyle of eating Raw, no matter how long they've been doing it.
The information I was reading was compelling. It just made sense! So, I tried it and was excited to do so, because it didn't involve taking pills or drinking Starbucks, it was all natural, and again, it was plain common sense. After trying this for only a short time, I was blown away by the changes in my body. There was a detox period, which I'll go into greater detail later, but the first thing I noticed was that I started waking up without headaches. My skin cleared up and had a glow. My cellulite started to disappear and I dropped unwanted weight immediately. One of the best things for me was that I started to experience pure, raw energy. The kind where you almost feel giddy because you feel so good. I wasn't on stimulants and I was saving a fortune from not visiting Starbucks so many times.
What's even better is that I don't ever feel deprived or like I'm missing out on anything. I love my lifestyle and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Click here for further information. If you are interested in learning about a raw vegan diet, this website has lots of information.
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