Raw Food Reality
Posted by gr8vegan at 12/09/2007
I don't want to rain on the raw food parade... BUT I encourage everyone interested in following a 100% raw food diet to read the Dr. McDougall nutrition link above. The McDougall Diet (human being diet) is based on "starches" and, though I enjoy raw food, most of it is fats and sugar (nuts & fruit). I definitely enjoy raw food restaurants and raw veggies, but the majority of my diet is based on starch. If you take the time to read Dr. McDougall or visit his clinic I think your's will be, too :)
Here's a link to a newer vegetarian food guide pyramid made to be flexible to different types of vegetarians.
gr8vegan, I also think you have a good point, however. I think anyone interested in following ANY diet make themselves educated on what they are doing and what else is out there.
When one eats hot food, the body must cool it down to digest it and this wastes a bit of energy. Very cold food and drinks must be warmed by the body before digestion begins as well.