Raw veganism is a diet that combines the concepts of veganism and raw foodism. It excludes all food and products of animal origin, as well as food cooked at a temperature above. A raw vegan diet includes raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and nuts, grains and legumes sprouts, seeds, plant oils, sea vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, and fresh juices. There are many different versions of the diet, including fruitarianism, juicearianism, and sproutarianism.
In addition to the ethics of eating meat, dairy, eggs and honey, raw vegans may be motivated by health, spiritual, financial, or environmental reasons, or any combination of these. In terms of health, some raw vegans hold the belief that cooking foods destroys the complex balance of micronutrients. They may also believe that, in the cooking process, dangerous chemicals are produced by the heat interaction with fat, protein, and carbohydrates such as advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and others. Forest gardening is a radical vegan lifestyle with a number of motives. For example, it can be viewed as a way to recreate the Garden of Eden. Graham Bell (2004). The Permaculture Garden, p.129, “The Forest Garden … This is the original garden of Eden.
Raw vegans must ensure that their intake of vitamin B 12 is adequate, since it does not occur in raw plant foods. To obtain vitamin B12, vegans require foods fortified with B or use dietary supplements.
Medical studies on raw food diets have shown some positive and negative health outcomes.