raw vegan diet in Diet & holistic health Posted March 17, 2009 Both the "raw" and the "vegan" has little to do with health and are alot more like religions than diets. Raw vegans are great at creating their own "healthy raw treats" such as raw ice cream, raw energy bars raw this raw that. Those items are only marginally better than candy. Becoming a vegan is in no way beneficial to your skin or health. The health improvements people achieve trough following such a diet are due to avoiding processed foods, not animal foods. The placebo effect also plays a major role. A far more sensible and balanced approach would be to eat a diet containing both vegetable and animal food. This diet would be healthier, cheaper, tastier, more varied and alot easier to follow if you included a daily portion of steak, butter,a few eggs and perhaps some seafood. The same way of thinking applies to the "raw" part of the diet. Some foods are better eaten cooked, others raw or near raw. Nutrients from vegetables are well known to be more available to our digestive systems when eaten cooked (even more so if they are eaten with fats for that matter). Egg whites are another food that becomes alot more digestible when cooked. Do not go raw vegan. Go whole food omnivore with traditional cooking methods. Any and all benefits of the raw vegan diet is also achievable through this diet. Without the common side effects of raw veganism, eating disorders and malnutrition. It is foolish to blame the beef patty for the effects of the coke and fries.