Is raw vegan diet recommended?
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Information below is based on my personal opinion and experience.
First of all I strongly recommend diet which contains lots of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and least processed animal products - even better when is low carb, especially starch free, because this is really good way to stay healthy and sickness free for long. The main thing here is fiber which you can find a lot in raw food, also this is the way how our ancestors ate. Fiber from non-starchy vegtables are important to keep our microbione in our intestines healthy. Vegan diet I do not recommend but also I do not criticize it. Plant based diet was from the beggining of our species but we really started evolving when we included omega3 (polyunsaturated fatty acids) in our diet from animal sources, especially fish (DHA- docosahexaenoic acid & EPA- eicosapentaenoic acid) what promoted our brain to grow bigger. Eating omega3 from plants (ALA- α-linolenic acid) is still recommended way to stay healthy but our body is not efficient in converting ALA to EPA or DHA that's why is good to eat at least fish or supplement it.
Second of all most of plants do not contain complete amino acids (proteins) profile, some of them are essential to build our tissues and cells inside our bodies.
Third of all being on vegan diet you can deplete yourself from B12 vitamin, this vitamin is found mostly in animal based food. So if you are on vegan diet I recommend to check if your B12 vitamin is on proper level.
I can tell that there are a lot of people eating this kind of diet, they feel great and have good performance- I know about one ultra-endurance athlete who is on this kind of diet and has enormous performance. The best way is to check it if it works for you if you go this kind of diet for about 3 months.
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