Raw & Beyond: Boutenko, Love, Sarno

Victoria Boutenko, Elaina Love, and Chad Sarno’s new book Raw & Beyond suggests steamed veggies rather than excess raw vegan fats because studies show that if eaten in excess omega-6s can cause inflammation and obesity.

A typical raw vegan diet to some may contain large quantities of nuts and seeds most of which are extremely high in omega-6s and low in omega-3s.

Note that flax and walnut have a good proportion of omega-3s and omega-6s however as an adult female 5’4″ tall and 120 pounds I only need three or four tablespoons per day.

Dr. Doug Graham, author of (Ad) 811The 80/10/10 Diet, says while steamed veggies are more healthy than excess raw fats, raw sweet fruits are more healthy than cooked veggies.

What do you think?

Please share your thoughts and experience below.

Thank you.

Dr. Michael Greger, author of (Ad) How Not To Die talks about the importance of cooking certain vegan foods especially cruciferous vegetables.

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