Study Finds Raw Food Vegans Healthier

One of the longstanding myths about a diet that avoids dairy foods is that it can lead to osteoperosis. A new study not only proves that this isn’t true, it also reports that vegans, specifically those that follow a raw food diet, are overall healthier than the average American, have strong bones, lower BMI, lower markers for disease and have high levels of Vitamin D, which was surprising to researchers since dairy products are normally fortified with Vitamin D.

The interesting part about this study is the expectations the doctors had, particularly that they expected raw food vegans to have low levels of Vitamin D. This shows how flawed the dairy industry is in promoting “milk for strong bones”.

Additionally, although the study clearly shows that following a raw, vegan lifestyle is much healthier in all aspects tested (weight, disease prevention, BMI – and by a good margin), the lead doctors don’t advocate a vegan, raw food diet.

They do recommend eating more fruits and vegetables, which is a good start, but I think they are missing the point. Fruits and vegetables are only one part of a raw, vegan diet. Adding a variety of legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds is also essential to a well balanced diet. Additionally, if someone eats more fruits and vegetables (and no legumes, whole grains, nuts or seeds) but still eats red meat, a variety of dairy products and processed foods regularly, this will do little to improve their health. Apparently facts don’t make enough difference to make a recommended lifestyle change! :)

Read more about the study at: Yahoo! News – Raw Food Vegans Thin But Healthy, Study Finds

To your best health!

Mark
vegandiet.blogspot.com

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New SuperHeroes: Adventures of Rawman and Green-Girl

Posted on April 3rd, 2008 in food,lifestyle,pesticides,raw diet,raw food,video by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on New SuperHeroes: Adventures of Rawman and Green-Girl

For a fun break (on a serious topic) check out the video comic below. It was an official selection at the recent Raw Food Film Festival and brings to light real problems including pesticides, air pollution and more.

Benefits of the Raw Food Diet Featured

Posted on January 9th, 2008 in interviews,lifestyle,raw diet,vegan diet,video by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Benefits of the Raw Food Diet Featured

The raw vegan diet was recently featured on E! Entertainment television interviewing raw food chefs and speakers including David Wolfe, Juliano and Gabrielle Brick among others. This video gives a good explanation of the different versions of the raw lifestyle,

New DVD Answers Raw Food Diet Questions

Posted on January 1st, 2008 in dvd,food,lifestyle,raw diet,recipes,research,video by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate 1 Comment »

Raw For Life DVDIf your looking for answers about the raw food diet and lifestyle, I’m excited to share a new resource that’s now available.

Mark Perlmutter, the producer of “Raw For 30 Days” has put together an A-Z encyclopedia of Raw Food including living and raw food experts, celebrities, chefs, doctors that are changing the way people approach health and wellness today.

How Does The Hallelujah Diet Fit In?

Posted on December 26th, 2007 in diet,lifestyle,raw diet by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate 1 Comment »

I often get questions about whether I recommend the Hallelujah Diet (also known as the Adam and Eve Diet) since it appears to be related closely to the raw vegan diet.

First, let’s define the Hallelujah Diet. Here’s what the official Hallelujah Acres website at HAcres.com says about the diet: