Dangers, cravings & other challenges

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 vegan ‘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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What is phytic acid and its threat to raw vegans

What is phytic acid and its threat to raw vegans

  On this blog I mentioned phytic acid more than once already. What is phytic acid and why raw vegans should be cautious around it – a topic of today’s talking.       What is it?   Phytic acid is found in all seed foods. By

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Beat meat habit and cravings without falling off the raw vegan diet (almost)

Beat meat habit and cravings without falling off the raw vegan diet (almost)

  As was told before, I came up with ways to beat meat habit and cravings without falling off the raw vegan diet, with one exception. If you remember, in the preceding article I was talking about the reasons you may want meat as a raw vegan or vegetarian in

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Vegetarian, craving meat. Is it you?

Vegetarian, craving meat. Is it you?

  Sad truth about you: vegetarian, craving meat, don’t know why. Moreover, you are close to being a raw vegan or already one. What’s wrong? When someone is a step away from a raw vegan way of living or already embraced it, usually their passion for meat

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Tips to make your transition to raw food diet easier (a long list)

Tips to make your transition to raw food diet easier (a long list)

  I have compiled about a couple dozens of tips to make your transition to raw food diet less thorny, so to speak. You might be familiar with some of them already. That’s what helped and helps me. Because everyone is different, not all will necessary help

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How to make a starter culture without salt (use it to ferment veggies)

How to make a starter culture without salt (use it to ferment veggies)

  A couple years ago, while experimenting with fermenting vegetables I came up with a way to make a starter culture without salt. That wasn’t probably the discovery of America but anyways, here is it (as promised earlier).   You will need just two things: cabbage and water. While preparing your

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Starting a raw vegan life – things that determine how well you do it

Starting a raw vegan life - things that determine how well you do it

  If you ever wondered what determines your success when starting a raw vegan life, then happy reading. In 2004, scientists at Columbia University in New York decided to investigate one’s ability to adhere to a specific diet. For this purpose a raw vegan diet was chosen. Although there are

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How to eat raw vegetables and enjoy them (without making your health worse)

How to eat raw vegetables and enjoy them (without making your health worse)

  Many truly love eating fruits, nuts, and seeds in raw form. Not so much vegetables though. Here I summarized a couple methods how to eat raw vegetables the good way… without spoons of fat and salt and still enjoy them. You should avoid submerging vegetables in loads of fat, whether it is

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Five common veggies that you can eat raw, not cooked as usual

Five common veggies that you can eat raw, not cooked as usual

  Below I have compiled a list of veggies that you can eat raw. Typically they are cooked and some even mistakenly thought to be harmful in raw state. Obviously, it is optimal to buy these veggies organic. By coincidence, with the exception of beets, they are all on the

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About teff – lilliputian but almighty grain (perfect for raw vegans)

About teff - lilliputian but almighty grain (perfect for raw vegans)

  As promised, here is a little essay about teff. Plus found in it starch. Teff is the smallest grain in the world. It measures less than 1 mm in diameter. That is tinier than a poppy seed! People living in the modern-day territories of Ethiopia and Eritrea were the

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Vitamin B12 and vegans: How to get vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 and vegans: How to get vitamin B12

  Finally, to wrap up vitamin B12 and vegan topic, my goal today is to answer the most important question: how to get vitamin B12. Because low levels of vitamin B12 may lead to catastrophic changes in the human body, I will explore options for both groups – those

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Vitamin B12 and vegans: Are animal products reliable sources?

Vitamin B12 and vegans: Are animal products reliable sources?

  In this article, I will continue with intriguing vitamin B12 and vegan topic. In the previous post, I gave a quick intro to the vitamin. Today, I will deviate a bit from plant foods and look at animal-derived foods. It almost became a common knowledge that animal products

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Vitamin B12 and vegans: A little introduction to the vitamin

Vitamin B12 and vegans: A little introduction to the vitamin

  In general, Vitamin B12 and vegans is a complicated topic. That is because all vegan diets, including raw vegan diet, exclude animal products and getting vitamin B12 from plant sources is a challenge or at least a medical community thinks so. Specifically, there are many controversies

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