A raw food diet is eating foods that have not undergone heat treatment, i.e. raw. Water also belongs to this principle - raw foodists drink only mineral and unboiled water. Sometimes there are raw foodists who eat raw even meat and fish.
Vegan. Any food of animal origin is excluded from the diet - meat, eggs, milk, etc.
Vegetarian. The use of meat and fish is not allowed, but the use of dairy products and eggs is possible.
Fructorian. Fructorians do not eat vegetables and fruits, which are completely destroyed during harvesting (potatoes, carrots). Therefore, almost all of their diet consists of fruits taken from fruit trees, vegetables from bushes, as well as nuts and seeds.
Omnivorous. It is possible to use any products that have not undergone heat treatment, including meat, fish, eggs, seafood.
Raw meat diet. The diet is based on raw meat, milk and eggs.
The harm of a raw food diet
Raw foodists (vegan, vegan and fruitorian) do not eat food that has been cooked (freezing or frying, baking, boiling, etc.), as well as dried, salted, slightly salted, smoked and pickled foods. In this regard, the supporters of this diet simply do not get a lot of nutrients, vitamins, macro- and microelements necessary for the body. The least consumed substance is Omega-3, a fatty acid, which plays a significant role in the functioning of the immune, cardiovascular and nervous systems. This substance is found in large quantities in fish.
There is also a deficiency of iron and B vitamins (especially B12). they are mainly found in animal products. In addition, some uncooked vegetables and fruits contain some harmful toxins (old spinach leaves contain a lot of oxalic acid).
With regard to such types of raw food as omnivorous and raw meat, the use of raw meat and fish products is fraught with infection with various diseases and parasites. And it is harder and longer to digest raw meat.
The consequences of a raw food diet
Almost a third of women who eat a raw food diet have irregular or absent menstrual periods. A raw food diet is harmful to tooth enamel and dental health due to hard and hard-to-chew food. In the early stages of the transition to a raw food diet, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and headaches are observed. Plus, there is a high risk of infection with parasites and other diseases.
Of course, with the right approach, a raw food diet can have a beneficial effect on the health of some people. However, before changing the diet, you should consult a doctor, carefully study the nutrient content of all foods, and also move to the chosen lifestyle gradually, in order to minimize stress for the body.