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Hey has anyone hear about Raw Foods Diet is the Fountain of Youth

I also heard about only needing 5 hours of sleep I was watching raw food video on you tube.

Wed. Feb 6, 9:22pm

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I've known people on the raw food diet for years, they feel great but honestly I haven't seen many changes in theor bodies.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008, 9:34 PM

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Yeah, everything on YouTube is quality viewing.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008, 10:01 PM

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raw food only is a quick route to malnutrition. people are meant to eat some foods cooked, because cooking releases some nutrients that would not otherwise be available.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 9:57 AM

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What's the real Fountain of Youth? Consistent exercise.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 2:01 PM

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Raw food is a quick route to malnutrition?

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 3:25 PM

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Unless you ascribe to the belief that the Earth was created in 7 days, fire has been around a lot longer than humans.

Even taking the most recent estimate of 300-400,000 years for the "domestication" of fire, that's plenty of time for the human gut to adapt to cooked foods. Link goes to an article on anthropology and "food evolution" written for a popular audience.

Here's one thing the anthropologists have to say: ""Most foraging peoples live under nutritional stress," Pilbeam notes, and cooking expands the range of edible food and improves its overall quality. Wrangham explains, "Cooking breaks down indigestible molecules and makes them digestible. Starch in uncooked roots, for example, is often in a crystalline form. Until it's heated, our digestive systems can't use it." That means our ancestors could obtain as much nutrition from one roasted tuber as they could from several raw ones, and therefore needed to eat less.'

The peer-reviewed article is here:


Thursday, February 07, 2008, 5:42 PM

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yep, i believe that the earth was created in 7 days. call me ignorant if you want to, i don't mind.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 5:49 PM

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Raw Food and Malnution it doesn't even sound right where did you get that from.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 6:10 PM

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Why should our ancestors have eaten their food raw? Especially meat -- which physical evidence suggests we've been doing for a LONG time -- needs to be cooked to prevent all sorts of diseases and parasites. Our habit of cooking our food isn't some recent invention -- it extends for the entirety of recorded history! We have been cooking food for centuries upon centuries upon centuries, and we didn't just start cooking food for the fun of it. (Also: think of a culture, actually name a peoples, who does not cook some foods. You'll be hard pressed)

Raw diet may be made to work, but there's absolutely no reason to condemn cooking entirely.

Thursday, February 07, 2008, 9:50 PM

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