Raw food diet: pros and cons

Raw food diet
The raw food diet has become a popular stream these days. Usually, people who want to become slim by means of low-calorie diet and those, who like to try some esoteric techniques to find peace with his inner world, use this type of diet.

So, what is raw food diet? First of all, it is not just about eating the raw foods (fruit, vegetables, nuts and cereals). The raw food diet fans say that it is a panacea for the human body. They believe this diet rejuvenates the body and gives an incredible power for life. But in reality, it is not that perfect as they think. Although the raw food diet has its benefits, it has some drawbacks as well. So, before you start eating only raw foods, learn more about harm of this diet and then make a decision.

The Main Pros

The raw food diet provides your body with useful products only. There is no risk of overeating, or high cholesterol, followed by cardiovascular disorders. Fans of this diet believe it protects them from diseases, for example colds. In addition, such people need less time to sleep (they say 5 hours is enough). And of course – weight loss. It is not a secret that those people, who prefer raw fruit and vegetables, can lose weight very quickly.

The raw food diet fans are divided into several sub-groups:

  • vegetarians (they also eat raw eggs and milk),
  • vegans (only raw plant food),
  • carnivores (they eat raw meat and fish)
  • fruitarians (these eat only fruits, and never cereals and roots).

The Main Cons

cheeseThe first and probably the main drawback of raw food diet is the lack of balance between vitamins and minerals that come into the body with food. If we look closer, the human body needs to get nutrients from every kind of food. But when you start the raw food diet, your body lacks first of all vitamin B, Calcium and Magnesium. In addition, your body needs protein (speaking of vegans and fruitarians). Besides, because of vitamin B deficiency, a person feels slackness, bad mood and even aggression.

The raw food eaters say that the first six months are the hardest ones, when the body is trying to switch to raw diet, but still “asks” for usual food. So, once you decided to become a raw food eater, you just have to overcome this period.

By the way, doctors prohibit raw food diet to people, who suffer from GIT problems, children and teens, as well as elderly people, whose body especially needs all the nutrients for a normal vital activity.

Doctors say that only those people can stick to raw food diet, who already have children and are not going to have more, because they need fats for the formation of egg and spermatozoa. There is a great risk of infertility if people do not consume fat.

The first and probably the main drawback of raw food diet is the lack of balance between vitamins and minerals that come into the body with food. If we look closer, the human body needs to get nutrients from every kind of food. But when you start the raw food diet, your body lacks first of all vitamin B, Calcium and Magnesium. In addition, your body needs protein (speaking of vegans and fruitarians). Besides, because of vitamin B deficiency, a person feels slackness, bad mood and even aggression.

The raw food eaters say that the first six months are the hardest ones, when the body is trying to switch to raw diet, but still “asks” for usual food. So, once you decided to become a raw food eater, you just have to overcome this period.

By the way!!!

Doctors prohibit raw food diet to people, who suffer from GIT problems, children and teens, as well as elderly people, whose body especially needs all the nutrients for a normal vital activity.

Doctors say that only those people can stick to raw food diet, who already have children and are not going to have more, because they need fats for the formation of egg and spermatozoa. There is a great risk of infertility if people do not consume fat.