Ever heard of the low-fat raw vegan diet? Well, you’re not alone. Just like you, I’m quite familiar with the tenets of this form of diet.
I got interested in this type of diet when my friend told me about the positive results it contributed to her overall health. She has been following the diet religiously for about two months and I can witness her new youthful vitality.
If you’re curious to know what it is, check out the information I gathered below.
What Is A Low-Fat Raw Vegan Diet?
The Low-Fat Raw Vegan was developed by lifetime athlete Dr. Doug Graham to help manage weight and attain vibrant health. He wrote about this diet in his book, The 80/10/10 Diet.
As compared to the popular low-fat plant-based diet, low-fat raw vegan is strictly focused on raw food.
More specifically, this plant-based diet requires you to consume 80% of calories from carbohydrates and less than 10% of protein and fat.
According to Graham, eating more than 10% of protein often leads to low energy and acid toxemia, an antecedent for cancer. Meanwhile, consuming over 10% of fat causes diabetes and stroke.
What Foods Should You Eat?
When following the 80/10/10 diet, you need to avoid meat, processed foods, dairy, eggs, and cooked foods. Here are the foods that you can eat on this plant-based diet.
- A minimum Amount Of Fatty Foods, Such As Oils And Nuts
As required by the 80/10/10 diet, you need to consume not more than 10% of fats. Since nuts, seeds, and oils are raw, you can consume them but with a limitation.
You should not fully eliminate nuts in your diet because they can be a great source of nutrients, like vitamin E, magnesium, and healthy fats.
- Raw Fruits
There are a lot of fruits for your selection. The best fruit that you can consume during breakfast is a banana as it packs a lot of calories for energy. Other great fruits include mangoes, oranges, and dates.
- Raw Vegetables
Being a plant-based diet, you can consume vegetables obviously. The daily consumption of greens shouldn’t be above 6% because it tends to increase the craving for fatty foods to compensate the low caloric content of greens.
You need to increase your consumption of greens if you experience some weight gain, muscular weakness, and yearning for salty foods.
If you like to be guided on some certain food that can eat in this low-fat diet, watch this video.
Benefits Of Low-Fat Raw Vegan Diet
1. Improves Mental Clarity And Concentration
Since you consume only raw foods and less fat, you can get away with toxins in your body. Most people who have followed the low-fat raw vegan diet shared the same benefit of better mental clarity. It’s like a thick fog was lifted from their minds.
2. Prevents Certain Diseases
Going raw and vegan can prevent you from developing diseases, like cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
As you consume fewer calories of proteins. You can prevent acid toxemia, a condition that precedes the development of cancer and arthritis. Consuming a negligible amount of fat can help you prevent from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
3. Eliminates Constipation
As you consume more fiber from fruits and vegetables in your raw diet, you can help eradicate constipation. After the detox stage, you can have a normal waste discharge. As a result, you prevent the buildup of toxins in your colon.
4. Other Benefits
As you cut down your intake of processed foods, your body starts to feel the positive effects of an improved overall health. You also get a good night sleep without the stimulants. Without a low-fat diet, you can become leaner and attain higher energy.
Most importantly, you feel and look young without the toxins in your body.
Before you can notice all the benefits of a low-fat raw vegan diet, you need to undergo a short detox period, which usually lasts about 1-2 weeks.
In the first week of the raw diet, you’ll probably experience some common detox symptoms, like emotional agitation, fatigue, and headaches.
Make sure that you can endure during this detox stage because it’s a natural way of providing your boy time to heal and rebuild. If you suddenly crave for sugar, eat dried fruits, mangoes, and carrot juice. For salty food cravings, try tomatoes, and seaweeds.
The low-fat raw vegan diet is a plant-based diet which aims to follow the 80/10/10 tenet. Your diet should comprise of 80% of carbohydrates and less than 10% of fats and protein.
In this way, you can prevent certain diseases, improve mental clarity, and eliminate constipation.
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