Foods included in raw foods include all foods that can be eaten raw, including raw meats, organ meats and raw eggs, raw dairy products and raw animal foods such as eggs of the century, the fermentation of meat / fish / shellfish. / dairy products (such as kefir), as well as, to a lesser extent, nuts / shoots / plants / fruits, but generally not raw grains, raw beans, raw soybeans, etc., due to digestibility problems and of toxicity. reject Neolithic or domesticated foods. Raw foods on these diets were not heated to higher temperatures. “Raw” people believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost much of their nutritional value and are harmful to the body. Smoked meats are badly seen by many Raw-Omnivores. Some make a distinction between hot and cold smoked. Those who eat a raw omnivorous diet usually choose to get their meats from outdoor sources and fed on grass, to avoid harmful bacteria. A study conducted by Cornell University determined that grass fed animals have significantly less E. Coli (about 1/300) than their counterparts fed grain. Still in the same study, the amount of “E. coli ” they are much less likely to survive our front-line defense against infection, stomach acid. Grass-fed meat also contains more nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, than grain meat.
Other studies show that “E. O157: H7, Campylobacter, Salmonella ” and other dangerous pathogens have been repeatedly isolated in grass-fed and grain-fed animals and there are conflicting results as to whether levels of pathogens are higher, lower or even fed on grass or cereal based diets. Examples of raw food diets for animals include the primitive diet and the raw, paleolithic diet and the tiger diet. The primary diet, is a diet consisting of fatty meats, organ meat, dairy products, honey, minimal fruit and vegetable juices and cream of coconut, all raw. The founder of the primal regime is Aajonus Vonderplanitz, a resident of Malibu, California. Aajonus Vonderplanitz estimates that in North America there are 20,000 followers of his primitive diet with a high raw meat content. The Nenet tribe of Siberia feeds on a traditional diet composed mainly of raw meats / sausages and raw berries. Meat, among other foods, is consumed by partially-raw Inuit, including internal organs. Pemmican is the traditional North American travel food made from dried meat, fat and berries. Gravlax (non-smoked salmon) is the traditional (sugar-free) Scandinavian way of keeping salmon.