Dangers, cravings & other challenges

Health benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil for raw vegans

Health benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil for raw vegans

  You won’t have enough fingers on your hands and feet to count all the health benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil! You may have noticed that I include coconut oil in most of my recipes. The second last one wasn’t an exception. And yes, the New 2018

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4 raw natural sweeteners and why you may want to limit them

4 raw natural sweeteners and why you may want to limit them

  Merry Christmas to all of those on the path to a better wellbeing! I wish you many “I’m full of energy” days this year!   That’s an ideal time to talk about natural sweeteners. Specifically, those that are considered raw or close. Recently, I shared how

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Staying warm on raw foods: 7 near-raw ways to get warm quickly after a chilly day

Staying warm on raw foods: 7 near-raw ways to get warm quickly after a chilly day

  One of the challenges that you might face is staying warm on raw foods. Obviously, it’s much easier to gobble up on cooling apples and tomatoes if the sun constantly bakes the place where you live. On the other hand, when the cold gets through your

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Dreaming of cheese? Nutritional yeast – the vegan cheese – might help

Dreaming of cheese? Nutritional yeast - the vegan cheese - might help

  Once upon a time one happy mushroom-like creature decided to make someone happier. It chose vegans with a soft spot for cheese. Because regardless of their passion for dairy cheese they bravely avoid it. So, without thinking too much it made itself taste like cheese! The

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Raw vegans and teeth: do something before they go downhill

Raw vegans and teeth: do something before they go downhill

  A short time ago I was asked a question about teeth. Raw vegans and teeth is a high-traffic topic, so I’m sharing the answer with everyone. I shortly talked about teeth here and there but didn’t go too deep into this. All right, so, Pete is wondering:

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Being a raw vegan doesn’t necessarily mean being healthy!

Being a raw vegan doesn't necessarily mean being healthy!

  Are you shocked? I don’t want to add stress to your life but that’s the reality. In other words, becoming and being a raw vegan doesn’t mean that you will (be): free of diseases achieve your dream weight have a perfect skin   You thought you

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This “coconut boy” is raw vegan since birth (and can do some impressive things)

This "coconut boy" is raw vegan since birth (and can do some impressive things)

  The boy lives in Australia. He is unique in several ways. What’s most fascinating is that since birth he thrives mostly on coconuts. Also, since birth he had nothing but coconuts, fruits and other raw produce. Raw vegan since birth! Very rare. There is a very

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Raw vegan hunger and exercise: manage one with another

Raw vegan hunger and exercise: manage one with another

  In the last little while I focused on how to tame hunger with food. What about taming hunger with, guess what? Exercise! Specifically, with types of exercise you do and when you do them. This can be applied to any diet, not just raw veganism. You

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More tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part II)

More tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part II)

  Today, I’m continuing with suggestions to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet. I find that the most easiest way to avoid hunger is to make meals consist of both types of carbohydrates (carbs). Complex and simple. The more meals you have with such

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Tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part I)

Tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part I)

  As promised I’ve compiled a list of strategies to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet. Although I don’t like to think of it as a diet. It’s a way of living. Because it touches many parts of life. Anyways, this is what came

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Filling raw vegan foods for your morning

Filling raw vegan foods for your morning

  Feeling satiated after a meal is crucial. That’s even more crucial if you are trying to eat only raw plants. To help you, I came up with the list of really filling raw vegan foods. I think they were just designed to have for breakfast. I

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Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) – Part II

Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) - Part II

  Today I am continuing with additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans and, yes, raw vegans as well. Going through two things: mushrooms and plants that co-exist (by literally touching each other) with  B12-producing bacteria.       Mushrooms   Mushrooms is another food group that

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Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) – Part I

Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) - Part I

  I already talked about where you can get vitamin B12 if you have a “raw” and “vegetative” view on the world. However, there are other sources of vitamin B12 for vegans that really worth to chat about, so I would like to build on what I already

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How to reduce phytic acid through soaking, sprouting and fermentation

How to reduce phytic acid through soaking, sprouting and fermentation

  As promised, for today I laid out steps how to reduce phytic acid through soaking, sprouting and fermentation. Need to add – besides binding minerals in your body, phytic acid also binds certain proteins, starches, amino acids and enzymes. Therefore, it makes even more sense to

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Ways to remove phytic acid from grains, nuts, seeds and legumes

Ways to remove phytic acid from grains, nuts, seeds and legumes

  Finally, got it done. A summary of ways to remove phytic acid from grains and other seed foods… This is beneficial to know if you are a raw vegan or just like to munch on nuts, seeds, grains and beans on a daily basis. There are

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Common foods high in phytic acid (keep them in mind when going raw)

Common foods high in phytic acid (keep them in mind when going raw)

  I haven’t been actively blogging this month – hurdles on the way. Catching up on the evil acid. Here are the tables with common foods high in phytic acid. I’ve “borrowed” them from the 2009 review article that German researchers came up with – they gathered bits and

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Vitamin A and two best foods for beta-carotene

Vitamin A and two best foods for beta-carotene

  The last recipe was a beta-carotene bomb, no exaggeration. More so if you left pumpkin skin on because the absolutely best foods for beta-carotene are pumpkin peels and sweet potatoes. Too bad my pumpkin was not organic. For you, as a vegan, beta-carotene is the major source of Vitamin A.

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