Whole food, plant based, and raw diet

Nov 26, 2015
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Vegan newbie
Hi everyone,
I have been a vegan for 1,5 month now, and I really feel good since i did. I feel way more healthy and I'm looking into other diets like raw and whole food, plant based. I don't really know what to do with them, because I don't really know people who are, and what I could or couldn't eat. Any people here who are eating raw or WFPB?


Hi there.

'Whole food plant based' (I haven't heard it especially called that before, and not WFPB) is essentially just a healthy vegan diet. There will be lots of vegans who eat that way, or maybe 90% that way. 'Plant based' just means vegan. ;)

As for eating raw, I would try Raw Til 4 before going fully-raw - get to learn the ropes a bit. A fully-raw diet can be challenging to the teeth, and you really need to know what you're doing. Raw vegans should be having their blood tested every few months - indeed I don't know a fully-raw vegan who doesn't. Sometimes, because raw vegans tend to eat more fruit than dark green leaves, they can suffer from severe calcium deficiency.

I also think hot foods are important, and I have seen vegans get quite ill - especially over winter - because they were eating militantly raw. I try to eat at least one raw meal a day, and that works very well.

Here are some links to raw food recipes:

There is a strong raw/raw til 4 community over at http://www.30bananasaday.com/
And a really good resource here http://veganhealth.org/articles/cooking#healthy

Best of luck! :) Let us know how you go forward.
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Nov 26, 2015
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Thanks for your info, I will see what to do. I think some cooked food is okay, just no oil and other processed food, so Whole food, plant based is maybe something for me. I'll update my findings and see what it'll be :)
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