IT’S NOT EVERYONE'S CUP OF TEA
It’s a diet that hat takes considerable time, energy y and commitment. Here’s why:
❯ Some of the he ingredients, such as acai berrieses and vegan butter, might be difficult lt to find, even at health food stores.
❯ The diet might also set you back financially due to some expensive ingredients as they are still in limited supply and you would have to consult a dietician beforehand.
❯ Some nutrition scientists and dieticians such as Suna Kassier would advise against following this diet long term as there hasn’t been any conclusive scientific evidence to back up the health claims of the raw food diet.
❯ Some nutritionists argue cooking is necessary, that it enhances the digestibility of food, making it easy for our bodies to absorb phytochemicals and vitamins such as lycopene from tomatoes and beta-carotene from carrots and dark green or yellow vegetables.
❯ Because the body naturally produces its own enzymes in the small intestine and pancreas, it may not need the enzymes from raw food.
❯ “Cooking also kills bacteria protecting us from food poisoning,” Suna adds.