Eating raw has many benefits. But if the trend of raw food seems to seduce more and more people, not all foods are necessarily good to consume raw. And some can even disrupt the body.
What are the benefits of a “living diet”?
What is carnivorism? It is also called “live food” or “raw food”. It is a dietary practice that consists of eating exclusively raw food.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants, dietary fiber, chlorophyll, oxygen, and natural enzymes, raw food promotes the elimination of waste products in the body, the proper maintenance of the immune system, and boosts the body’s energy.
However, an exclusively raw diet can also bring its share of deficiencies and inconveniences, such as digestion problems. Because contrary to what one might think, plants are slower to digest than cooked foods.
What foods should not be eaten raw?
Already you should know that vegetables are not synonymous with raw vegetables. Indeed, some of them should not be consumed raw. Others are outright proscribed. Here are 5 that really should be avoided.
- The potato
Not only is the potato absolutely not digestible, but it can also be toxic if left untreated. Its composition in solamine and chaconine is particularly dangerous to the point of creating headaches, diarrhea, and other disorders.
- Eggplant and magnoc
The first contains a toxic molecule, and the second contains cyanide residues. Everything is said.
- Red beans
When not cooked, red beans carry a toxin: phytohemagglutinin. It can cause gastrointestinal upset and symptoms close to food poisoning.
- Chicken meat
This type of meat can harbor a bacterium called salmonella and can cause digestive upset or food poisoning.