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I've been having trouble with what I eat cause I'm going for quick easy meals but I'm starting to think I should just stick fruits, grains, and yogurts. Is that what its like to be a raw foodist? And if anyone could throw some tips in their for me on how to go about this, ooh and am I able to drink soy milk still? And do raw foodist take vitamins or what to make up for all that stuff. thank you.
 

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yogurt and soy milk aren't raw. most grains are not raw, unless you sprout them.<br><br><br><br>
you should definitely browse around, though. the past few threads have had a ton of info in them.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
yogurt and soy milk aren't raw. most grains are not raw, unless you sprout them.<br><br><br><br>
you should definitely browse around, though. the past few threads have had a ton of info in them.</div>
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I'm still new but why isn't yogurt, soy milk, and most grains raw?
 

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I'm still new but why isn't yogurt, soy milk, and most grains raw?</div>
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Because they're processed. They have been tampered with.
 

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well, the yogurt and soy milk are all pasteurized so they're heated above the temperatures that are considered still raw. no higher than around 115-118 is the usual temperature, i think.<br><br><br><br>
i think -most- grains are raw. i don't eat them very often so i don't know too much about them. i do know that you should sprout them before eating because it helps digestibility and it increases the nutrient value. here's a bit on sprouting: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprouting" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprouting</a><br><br><br><br>
here are some recipes for homemade nut milks:<br><br><a href="http://paleofood.com/nmilks.htm" target="_blank">http://paleofood.com/nmilks.htm</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
oh, as far as vitamins. it depends. there are some raw foodists that believe they can get all of the nutrients from the food alone. others add vitamins, supplements (b-12, etc.) to their diet on a regular basis.
 

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Raw milk and yoghurt DOES exist but you can't go and buy it at most local stores. Grains CAN be raw but only if you sprout them and get them in a raw sproutable form (check your bulk section at your health food store). Organic is best. Once you sprout your grains, you can blend them into cracker and breads (you will need dehydrator for that though).<br><br><br><br>
I don't know of any raw soy milk, sorry. Raw foodist don't normally eat soy. How about trying some raw almond milk? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You can make it yourself.
 

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Ok now I'm getting confused, I understand about making your own milk, but what is the whole sprouting thing, I'm not botanist so I'm not even sure what you mean by sprouting, do you buy seeds, spray water on and after 10 days eat em? I'm thinking you buy beans and try to get them to kinda grow so you can eat it better but i'm not sure.
 

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<a href="http://www.sproutpeople.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sproutpeople.com/</a><br><br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Google can be quite helpful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span>
 

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Ok I understand now what I'm suppose to do with the sprouts and milk but is that all raw foodist eat is sprouts, fruits, nuts?
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Oh come on now.<br><br><br><br>
Here's the link, man.<br><br><a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank">http://www.google.com</a><br><br><br><br>
If you type in raw vegan food you'll get a ton of hits.<br><br>
Like this one:<br><br><a href="http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/raw_food.php" target="_blank">http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/raw_food.php</a></span>
 

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I'll put these here because I was going to go raw as well. Unfortunately I couldn't do it. I love a hot meal way too much.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://rawfoodadvantage.com/home.html" target="_blank">Raw Food Advantage</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.living-foods.com/index.shtml" target="_blank">Living & Raw Foods [Community]</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.rawfoodlife.com/default.htm" target="_blank">Raw Food Life</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.rawfoodinfo.com/recipes/recipes.html" target="_blank">Rhio's Raw & Living Food Recipes</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://goneraw.com/" target="_blank">Gone Raw</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.fromsadtoraw.com/index.htm" target="_blank">From SAD To RAW</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.gotohealth.com/recipes/list.cfm?cat=" target="_blank">Go To Health: Raw Recipes</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.bakingforhealth.com/veganrecipes.html" target="_blank">Living Food For Living Bodies</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/recipes.asp#1" target="_blank">Living Tree Community Recipes</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.rawveganrecipes.com/" target="_blank">Raw Vegan Recipes</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.satyamag.com/june03/raw_recipes.html" target="_blank">Satya</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/health-nut.geo/lih-nh-rawfood.html" target="_blank">Recipes In The Raw</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>~Brandon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Oh come on now.<br><br><br><br>
Here's the link, man.<br><br><a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank">http://www.google.com</a><br><br><br><br>
If you type in raw vegan food you'll get a ton of hits.<br><br>
Like this one:<br><br><a href="http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/raw_food.php" target="_blank">http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/raw_food.php</a></span></div>
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I'm sorry I'm being very lazy bout this its late at night and I'm tired, anywho tomorrow is the start of my raw food expedition, I'm gonna try and get a small sprouting thing and some beans/seeds and try the whole sprouting thing, but I'm gonna start breakfast with a strawberry/bannana/apple/pear smoothie thing, I'm also going to try and keep a journal of my eating and post how I did in the first week so thanks for all the help guys.
 

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Jackpot!!! Look at all those links! WooHoo! So many links, so little time...but I gotta read 'em.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smoking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smoke:">
 

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Ok I understand now what I'm suppose to do with the sprouts and milk but is that all raw foodist eat is sprouts, fruits, nuts?</div>
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fruits<br><br>
vegetables<br><br>
nuts, seeds<br><br>
sprouted grains<br><br>
leafy greens (most people include those under "vegetables" but i like to put them in a separate category as humans don't eat them enough at all. there's also no worry as to food combining them. so you can mix them with fruit all you want and have no trouble. [i.e. green smoothies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">])
 

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I had one of those moments last night. I went to the kitchen to get some popcorn and was thinking "Hmm do I really need popcorn? Does my body really need all that fat, sugar, salt, butter?" so then instead I got some strawberries, and then I started thinking "You know our bodies weren't meant to eat any of the food that we eat, and thats all I eat is food that you cook in the microwave and on the stove and junk, you know things that have grease and fat and sugar in it" so I decided that I was gonna see what its like to fill my body with food that we were actually meant to eat, things that came natural from mother earth, no artificial food anymore just real food.
 

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HCA, love all those links! I was going to recommend the Living and Raw Foods site. It has a nice simple explaination of what being raw is.<br><br><br><br>
KidneyLust, you might want to surf through David Wolfes product site. He sells some 'speciality' raw foods (other than the raw veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouts - that you can buy in the store). David is a big name in the raw food world.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.rawfood.com" target="_blank">www.rawfood.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Also, he has a sites with articles on nutrition and raw food:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.davidwolfe.com" target="_blank">www.davidwolfe.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.thebestdayever.com" target="_blank">www.thebestdayever.com</a> (check out the Burger Museum link and watch the Bionic Burger video- it is cool)<br><br><br><br>
Getting rid of your microwave can be the best thing you can do for the health of your food.<br><br><br><br>
I am not 100% raw (but close about 90%) but I'll treat myself to some popcorn every once and a while (not to mention I still got some to get rid of!). I use a handcrack popcorn popper and I use coconut oil for the oil (coconut oil is does not turn bad when heated - gives a nice taste to the popcorn too).<br><br><br><br>
Just use Celtic sea salt or Pink Salt if you salt your popcorn- never use table salt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Try your best and have fun with your raw food!<br><br><br><br>
Good luck and let us know how it goes!<br><br><br><br>
(just an FYI too - if you normally ate alot of processed foods before and you are going to start introducing a lot of raw food into your diet this week -you might get some detox symptoms and NOT feel so great. This is normal. Your body is letting go off all the toxins stored in you. Just give it a few days and ride it out and you will feel better soon.)
 

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Hi there,<br><br><br><br>
In my opinion, sprouting is a pain and isn't necessary. Grains aren't optimal for human health anyway. We definitely don't need them.<br><br><br><br>
I've been raw for three years and have never sprouted anything. I eat mostly fruit and some greens and tiny amounts of nuts and seeds and have healed from numerous health conditions and feel better than I ever have. :)<br><br><br><br>
I would definitely recommend cutting out dairy. Dairy causes all sorts of health problems in humans, particularly cancer, as well as being bad for environmental and ethical reasons. Check out <a href="http://www.notmilk.com" target="_blank">www.notmilk.com</a>.<br><br><br><br>
Also check out: <a href="http://www.rawfoodexplained.com" target="_blank">www.rawfoodexplained.com</a><br><br><br><br>
All the best,<br><br><br><br>
Audrey<br><br><a href="http://www.rawhealing.com" target="_blank">www.rawhealing.com</a>
 

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Man I dunno if I can handle this, I'm so freaking hungry and all I want is a chicken sandwich, from McDonalds none the less, ooooohhhh..... god my stomach is killing me, I want to do this thang but I want meat....
 
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