If you are thinking about eating more of a plant based diet, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Think about it… The new proteins drinks are mostly pea based not whey. Blessings, Dr Bobby.
Is there a difference between vegetarian and raw food diets? A raw foodist is a vegetarian, but one who generally is not going to cook his vegetables or fruits. A vegetarian is someone who simply doesn’t eat meat, fish or poultry, but only consumes vegetables, pasta, and rice. A vegetarian might eat meatless spaghetti sauce or order onion rings in a restaurant. (Not the healthiest choice, but sometimes it’s hard to find something to eat in a restaurant if you’re vegetarian – even harder if you’re a raw foodist.)
RELATED: What Does It Mean To Eat Raw Foods?
There are different categories of vegetarians, like vegans, or fruitarians, and raw foodist is a category of vegetarianism. We haven’t seen anything about sushi being considered a raw food, but it is. Raw food, though, generally means eating raw, uncooked fruits, vegetables, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc.
But to be a raw food purist means raw broccoli, not steamed. To a vegetarian, someone committed to not eat meat or fish or animal products, steamed vegetables are just as good, although everyone would agree that steaming can take out nutrients from foods, rendering them less nutritious. A vegetarian might consume dairy or egg products; however a vegan will not consume any animal products at all. And a raw foodist is a vegan who consumes only uncooked, unprocessed raw foods.
Proponents of the raw diet believe that enzymes are the life force of a food and that every food contains its own perfect mix. These enzymes help us digest foods completely, without relying on our body to produce its own cocktail of digestive enzymes.
It is also thought that the cooking process destroys vitamins and minerals and that cooked foods not only take longer to digest, but they also allow partially digested fats, proteins and carbohydrates to clog up our gut and arteries.
Followers of a raw diet cite numerous health benefits, including:
- increased energy levels
- improved appearance of skin
- improved digestion
- weight loss
- reduced risk of heart disease
FOR MORE INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK: Raw Foods DietThank you to Healthy News Articles for posting this article. The above link is my way of saying thank you to you and our readers. Blessings, Dr. Bobby.
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Bob C. – How many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb? Two, one to change it and one to check for animal ingredients.
Told by an omnivore friend with intent to anger – How many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb? None, vegans can’t change anything.
Bianca & Jade – How many meat eaters does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they would rather stay in the dark about things.
Amanda – Why did the chicken cross the road? Because Colonel Sanders was chasing him.
SchneidersWhy did the vegetarian cross the road? Because she was protesting for the chicken, MAN! (Pump fist in air for emphasis) [This one did make me chuckle for some reason.]
Why did the tofu cross the road?To prove he wasn’t chicken.
The parrot joke – A man had a parrot that could talk. Unfortunately, it swore a lot. In an effort to get the parrot to be quiet, he put him in a cupboard. The parrot continued swearing and after a while the man decided to put the bird in the freezer. After that, the parrot started swearing even more. After a few minutes, he suddenly became quiet. The man opened up the freezer and the parrot said, “I’m sorry, sir, it will never happen again.” As the man took the bird out of the freezer he wondered what the difference was between the cupboard and the freezer. Just then, the parrot said, “So, uh, what’d the chicken do?”
On Being Vegan
Tom responds:What about milkweed?
On Eating People
Cleveland AmoryA missionary was walking in Africa when he heard the ominous sound of a lion behind him. “Oh Lord,” prayed the missionary, “Grant in Thy goodness that the lion walking behind me is a good Christian lion.” And then, in the silence that followed, the missionary heard the lion praying too: “Oh Lord,” he prayed, “We thank Thee for the food which we are about to receive.”
Seen on a message board – I follow a strict vegan diet. I eat only vegans.
Amy W. – Do you serve vegans here? Of course, how would you like them cooked? (This actually happened when my dad called a restaurant.)
Etan W. – Two chums were talking at a ballgame and one offered to buy the other a hotdog. “No thanks,” came the answer. “I’m a vegetarian. I mean, I’ll eat a little white meat, but…” “Oh, I understand. Hey, I’m no cannibal. I mean, I’ll eat a few white people, but…”
If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
A bumper sticker – 9 out of 10 cannibals agree–vegetarians taste better!
Yaron Livne from Israel- A vegetarian, a meat-eater, and a cannibal walk into a bar, the veg’ orders a salad, the other orders a burger, than the bartender asks the cannibal “anything for you?”, so he replies, “no thanks, i’ll wait till they’re done.”
Restaurants Beef Up Vegetarian Menus (Wall Street Journal 91.10.15, p.B1)
Will McDonald’s Beef Up Menu with Veggie Burger? (Boston Globe, 98.10.6, D1)
Beans Beef Up Vegetarian Meal (Boston Herald 94.2.9, p.57)