Funny thing is I don't buy all the "science" behind it, except that foods in their whole form have the most nutrients. But I feel better and look better on a high raw diet. Whenever I begin to eat more cooked food....I crave raw. The feeling that I can work out after eating, the lightness.
I have been getting a lot of comments on how I look much younger. So I have decided to age backwards now.
The higher raw I am, the better I feel. That's even after eating a diet of whole cooked vegan food. I still felt icky and weighed down and not at my optimum best. Like SeaSiren, I'm not sure about all the 'science' behind it; I just know that I feel best high raw/all raw.
I guess I never answered my own question! I voted 25-49% raw. I've been working on increasing my raw intake lately, some days I am more raw than others. Usually breakfast or lunch is raw (or like today, BOTH!) as well as some raw fruit and raw nuts for snacks. I feel amazing when I'm eating raw - I can truly feel the difference, especially when I walk away from the meal. When I eat a cooked dinner after being raw all day, I can feel that heavy feeling of food sitting in my stomach. It's weird - even my cooked meals are vegan and very healthy, but I don't feel as great immediately after eating them as I do after a raw meal.
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