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From: Bryanna (NewVeggies.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: Raw food
Date: November 4, 2009 at 11:32 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Raw food posted by Eran on November 4, 2009 at 5:34 pm:

You're right, I don't have the leisure to answer
questions like this in detail. I do question the
raw "cook"'s ideas on phytochemicals. The raw
movement does not have the science behind it, in
fact rejects the science on the subject, but then
demands more science to prove their point. You
can't have it both ways!

I reiterate my quote from dietician Jeff Novick from
my former post about not micro-managing your diet:

"I can see being concerned over increasing the
nutritional value and quality of an unhealthy
nutrient poor diet and the foods in it. But, of
course, the best way to do that would be to switch
to a higher nutrient dense, low calorie dense
foods/diet.

But, if you are already doing that, and following a
high nutrient dense diet, then why would we need to
increase the nutrient value if it is already of a
very high nutrient density?"

How can you enjoy your food if you're constantly
worrying about micro-nutrients? We have an abundance
of good food in our North American nations. We have
less to worry about than half the world in regards
to food. Just eat good whole foods, in variety,
both cooked and raw, to your taste. All this micro-
managing and worrying cannot be good for the
digestion!

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