An increasing number of people follows a raw vegan diet that involves no cooking on the stove or in the microwave, and only raw foods. Scientists told about the benefits and risks of this style of food.
Actually, the raw vegan diet still allows some heat products, but not above the temperature of the 48S. Usually, this diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, different kinds of sprouted grains and beans. Supporters of this food in the diet of low processed foods. Usually on this diet, be decided for reasons of health, it is believed that raw and minimally heated foods more nutritious than those that have undergone heat treatment.
Scientific studies have shown that a raw vegan diet can enhance heart health due to high content of fruits and vegetables. In particular, in vegans the risk of high blood pressure reduced by 75%, and the risk of death from heart disease by 42%. Again, at the expense of fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of developing type II diabetes. Food with high dietary fiber reduces the blood sugar level. Also this diet has a positive effect on people who would like to get rid of excess weight and strengthen digestion due to the high level of soluble and insoluble fibers.
But a raw vegan diet entails considerable risks. Let’s start with the fact that it is unbalanced from the point of view of the range of nutrients diet, which lacks the masses of valuable components including vitamin B12, deficiency of which leads to anaemia, nervous system impairment , heart disease and weakening of bones. Due to the lack of calcium and vitamin D fans of this supply is threatened by problems with muscles and bones. Finally, a raw vegan diet increases the risk of infertility. In one study, it was found that the higher the diet proportion raw foods, the higher the risk of developing amenorrhea is a disorder in which women completely stopped menstruating. (READ MORE)