What it’s like to: discover the raw power of vegetables – The Daily Northwestern – Current

Here is an interesting article that found about someone trying to do raw foods for the first time.  Interesting

This week, I became intimately acquainted with vegetables.I embarked on a raw food diet for five days. That’s right, raw. Nothing cooked, boiled, brewed, sautéed, roasted or fried. Nothing.”Raw foodists” avoid food cooked over 118 degrees Fahrenheit. According to rawfoodlife.com, cooking beyond that temperature destroys enzymes and decreases the nutritional value of food. Thus, raw foodists are basically left with fruits, nuts and lots and lots of salad. So after a last meal of Sour Patch Kids and Diet Coke, my uncooked, unprocessed journey began.It won’t be that bad, I told myself. You can still eat… Oh. Crap. Well, there’s always… nope.Lunch, Day 1: I was super OK, semi- excited to start the process. I eagerly made my way around the dining hall in search of approved foods, ignoring my already rumbling stomach.What I did not realize, however, was lettuce alone does not take you very far. Everything in the dining hall looked good. Even food I wouldn’t have touched 24 hours earlier.”Not joking,” I said to a friend while waiting for my roommate to arrive, “if she comes with French fries, I’m gonna kill her.” Guess what she had piled her plate with? It was going to be a long week.

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