Chapter 1 Why Go Raw?

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Raw food is fresh, whole food that has not been refined, chemically processed, denatured, or heated above 118°F (48°C), so its nutritional content is preserved. The major raw food groups are fruits, vegetables, sprouted seeds, nuts, grains, sea vegetables, and natural fats. People who eat a raw food diet are called raw foodists.

Fundamentally, raw food is not a new concept. Most of us have grown up hearing various government or health organizations tell us we need to eat several servings of fruits and vegetables a day. When we eat foods in their natural, uncooked state we receive all the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, ...

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