Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Flexitarian, there are almost more lifestyles and diets to choose from now than there ever were before. In the face of reality, which is usually a very high processed, high fat, and high sugar diet for most Americans, many people are deciding to instead choose to eat more naturally. Tune in to a raw food talk show and you will find that a raw food diet makes tremendous sense, and can be very convincing.
Raw diets consist of sometimes wild and often organic food that has not been cooked, or processed in any way. It is believed by the followers of this diet that uncooked and unprocessed foods are ideal for humans nutritionally. They also believe that stimulants like tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol are counterproductive to nutrition. The Nutrition Society even published several scientific reports showing that in the cooking process foods lose valuable vitamins and minerals, and this fact is taken as a basis for the founding principals of raw diets.
Even though nutrition is a big component of the raw food diet, another main concern to the diet is carcinogens. Some studies have shown that carcinogens are created in foods when fats and proteins are heated up. In 1990, some studies were published which showed that cooking mean can create heterocyclic amines, also known as HCA. HCA at high rates in animals can cause cancer. For this reason, followers do not cook anything or heat anything up past a certain temperature.
If this is a diet that is appealing to you, then you should search online for raw food talk radio. Raw food talk shows are only going to become more popular as this diet gets adopted by more and more people. There are already a good variety of raw food recipes and books published, and several blogs and podcasts dedicated to this diet.
Some raw food talk shows will focus on recipes and techniques, since constructing a diet entirely of raw food can be very challenging. Other raw food talk shows will talk about how bodybuilding is enhanced by this diet. Others yet may focus on the nutritional research as more is done in the field. Listening to a food talk show will provide an excellent opportunity to hear more than one side of the debate, and also to hear from experts.