Raw & Beyond - Review

If you've taken any steps toward a Raw diet, then you know some of the amazing benefits. Over the past few years, I have ventured into various aspects of the raw and vegan worlds.

To be honest, I love everything about raw, whole foods. But.... like the well respected authors of Raw & Beyond, I found that being 100% raw wasn't for me. 

For one - it's just too dang hard to get enough calories from healthy, whole foods. Yeah!! Think about that! Perhaps if we all added more raw veggies (or honestly, veggies of any accord) to our diets we'd have a lot less of a weight problem.

But I digress. The books authors recommend a mostly raw or what's called a High Raw diet. And I couldn't agree more. They discuss the reasoning behind it, and like all aspects of health it centers around inflammation. In this case: the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

I found the food chart in the book to be extremely interesting and I'm thankful to the authors for including it. 

The bulk of the book is full of recipes to incorporate more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. I really enjoyed the salad dressing recipes (especially since many of them included hemp seeds and I have been trying to find new ways to incorporate seeds).

I enjoyed reading the authors journeys with raw food and really enjoyed the food chart. The recipes looked great but mostly left me longing for summer when I live a truly High Raw lifestyle. Nothing beats picking fresh fruits and veggies from your own backyard. 

If you're a Raw foodie or if you'd like to delve into the Raw world, then I recommend you take a look at this book. Both to find out what others have done before you, but also to learn from their very important message of Omega-3/Omega-6 balance.

*I received a complimentary book for review purposes. No compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.


Rose said...

I love raw food. Thanks for the tips about omega acids.

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