Raw Foods & Other Diets

Raw Foods & Vegetaranism

Types of Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is a community, a whole world unto itself and its got different species in the mix and some hybrids.

A vegetarian is a person who eats fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, vegetables, and does not eat any animal flesh at all even if that animal swims and breathes through gills.

A vegan is a person who does not eat any animal flesh and any products of animals such as milk from a cow or a goat, or cheese from a cow or eggs from a chicken. A vegan would not eat any of those items. However a vegan may wear a pair of leather boots. We are only talking about eating people, okay!

A raw vegan foodist is a person who eats a mostly organic diet that consists of raw or uncooked fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, and vegetables. But you also have a group of raw foodist who will eat raw meats and raw dairy products such as milks and cheeses.

A fruitarian is a raw vegan foodist who takes it a step further and only consumes organic fruits that have a seed in them. And that’s it!

Benefits and Advantages of Being A Vegetarian

Macrobiotic Diet & Raw Foods

Body Ecology Diet

Ayurvedic Diets & Raw Foods

Raw Foods & The Macrobiotic Diet

What is a macrobiotic Diet?

Raw Foods & The Body Ecology Diet

What is the Body Ecology Diet?

Raw Foods & The Ayurvedic Diet

Can you still follow an auyvedic diet and raw foods? Of course you can.

What’s your dosha? Whether you are vata, pitta, or Kapha, you can be a raw foodist as well. Take this dosha quiz to see what dosha you are.

Anyone can follow an ayurvedic diet and be a raw foodist. I’m a Vata and Vatas are extremely creative people who are wire, on the move all the time, energetic and we crave warm foods. Often cold, raw, or frozen foods can irritate us. To balance that warming and dark foods are best for my dosha. So to balance that with raw foods, I will eat more grains, seaweeds, very moist and sweet fruits. Although an ayurvedic diet would not recommend eating raw vegetables, I would just balance it with steaming vegetables some days and eating raw vegetables other days to create balance in my body because my body craves raw kale and raw seaweeds but it loves sautéed spinach, you see.





Balancing FoodsFruit - Apricots, Avocado, Bananas, Berries, Dates, Fresh Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Mango, Melon, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple, Plums, Strawberries. Sweet fruits are balancing. No dried fruits.

Vegetables - Artichoke, Asparagus, Beets, Carrots, Cucumber, Green Beans, Leeks, Mustard Greens, Okra, Olives, Onion, Parsnip, Potato, Squash, Watercress, Zucchini. Cooked vegetables are most balancing. Avoid raw vegetables.

Grains - Amaranth, Oats, Rice, Wheat, Wild Rice

Legumes and Nuts - Adzuki beans, Almonds, Black lentils, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Flax, Hazelnuts, Mung beans, Peanuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Pumpkin, Red lentils, Sesame, Soy cheese, Soy milk, Sunflower, Tofu, Walnuts

Meat - Beef (occasionally), Chicken or Turkey (white meat), Duck, Eggs, Freshwater Fish, Seafood, Shrimp

Herbs, Spices, Condiments - Brown Rice Syrup, Honey, Maple Syrup, Molasses, other sweeteners than White Sugar, Allspice, Almond Extract, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Caraway, Cardamom, Cayenne, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Coconut, Cottage Cheese, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Garlic, Ghee, Ginger, Mustard, Nutmeg, Onion, Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Poppy Seeds, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Spirulina, Tamarind, Tarragon, Thyme, Pickles, Salt, Seaweed, Soy Sauce, Turmeric, Vanilla

Dairy - Buttermilk, Cow's Milk, Cheese, Goat's Milk, Goat Cheese, Yogurt. All is moderation.


Balancing FoodsFruit - Apples, Avocado, Berries, Dates, Figs, Grapes, Mango, Melons, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Pomegranate, Prunes, Raisins, Watermelon. Sweet fruits are balancing. Sour fruits are aggravating.

Vegetables - Artichoke, asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, green beans, leafy greens, mushrooms, okra, parsley, parsnip, peas, potatoes, squash, sprouts, zucchini. Sweet and bitter vegetables are balancing.

Grains - Barley, Cooked Oats, Basmati Rice, White Rice, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Granola are balancing. Amaranth, Buckwheat, Millet, Oat granola, Quinoa, Brown Rice and Rye are aggravating. Legumes and Nuts - All beans except black and red lentils are balancing, such as adzuki beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, soy beans, split peas and tofu. Coconut, psyllium, pumpkin and sunflower are balancing. Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chia, Filberts, Flax, Macadamia Nuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios and Sesame are aggravating.

Meat - Chicken white meat, turkey white meat, egg white, freshwater fish, shrimp (in moderation) are balancing. Beef, egg yolk, duck, lamb, pork, venison and seafood other than shrimp are imbalancing.

Herbs, Spices and Condiments - Maple Syrup, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Barley Syrup, Brown Rice Syrup, and other sweeteners except for honey and molasses, Coconut, Coriander, Cumin, Dill Fennel, Ghee, Mint, Orange Peel, Peppermint, Saffron, Seaweed, Spearmint, Sprouts, Turmeric, Wintergreen are balancing. Chili peppers, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Ketchup, Mustard, Lemon, Mayonnaise, Onions, Pickles, Salt, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce and Tamari are aggravating.

Dairy - Butter (unsalted), Cottage Cheese, Mild Soft Cheeses, Ghee, Cow's Milk, Goats Milk are balancing. Salted butter, Buttermilk, Hard Cheese, Feta Cheese, Sour Cream and Yogurt are aggravating.


Balancing FoodsFruit - Apples, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Cranberries, Dried Figs, Mango, Peaches, Pears, Pomegranate, Prunes, Raisins. Sweet fruits such as bananas and dates are aggravating, as are sour fruits such as lemons, sour oranges and grapefruit.