Is Raw Vegan the Best Way to Eat?
Many fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are at their best when they are not cooked, and raw vegan practitioners report good results from their way of eating. However, some very nutritious foods will not be digested if they are not cooked, and some nutrients are actually enhanced by cooking.
The challenges of balancing a food plan are increased by trying to eat raw only, and some negative effects of all-raw have been reported. Eating a lot of raw fruits and vegetables is a good choice in any way of eating, but forbidding any and all cooked foods can be counterproductive. This article from Plant Based News summarizes the pros and cons of raw vegan eating plans.
Some foods that are not of animal origin should be eliminated from a healthy eating plan anyway. Some may be advertised as vegan or health-enhancing. Some are unquestionably bad. Others not so much. Some must be restricted for people with specific conditions. Opinions and recommendations are varied. The objective of this page is to gather the most creible facts and opinions about questionable edibles so you can make the decision that is best for you.