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How Dishes like Gazpacho from Restaurants Help in Your Raw Food Diet

Posted November 23, 2015

Some people believe a diet consisting primarily of raw food is healthier than one of cooked food. People who eat a largely raw diet range from carnivores to vegans.

Raw food carnivores are people who only eat meat products if they are raw. Raw food omnivores eat both raw plant foods and raw meat most of the time. Raw food vegetarians eat dairy and eggs along with plants, and most of the food they eat is raw. Raw vegans eat a predominantly raw diet that contains no animal products at all.

What Raw Diet Consists Of?

Some foods are common to most raw diets. These include fruits and vegetables. Grains, nuts, seeds, and dried and sun-dried fruits also frequently appear in the diets of raw food eaters. Other typical foods eaten are beans, legumes, coconut milk, seaweed and other unprocessed natural and organic foods.

Raw foodists who are not vegans often include dairy and eggs in their diet, and carnivores and omnivores might also eat sushi and meat.

What They Believe In?

Raw food eaters believe a raw diet is healthier because cooking tends to destroy important enzymes and vitamins. They also believe that the body has a more difficult time digesting cooked foods. According to raw foodists, a raw food diet enhances energy and appearance. People tend to lose weight on a raw food diet and are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

People who are interested in a raw food diet but unsure how to begin might start by looking at restaurants and noticing how many options for raw food there are. For example, at Lamoraga, there are two types of gazpacho. Gazpacho is a soup made from raw vegetables. Other than this dish, Lamoraga also offers a selection of raw food salads.

Sources:

What is the raw food diet? What are the benefits of the raw food diet?, Medical News Today

Raw Food Diet, U.S. News & World Report