Welcome to the Raw Food Guide!

This site has been created to provide raw foodists, both new and experienced, with answers to all of their pressing raw food questions.  Which juicer should I buy?  Is there a down-side to eating too much kale?  If you want to know it, the answer can probably be found here.

If you’ve got a question that’s not answered on this site, yet, please let me know, and I’ll make sure to add it!

Lexi Porter

Raw Stuffed Mushrooms

There are a lot of great things about going raw (the health benefits, for example, and how great I feel!) - but I've got to admit I used to get VERY TIRED of the amount of salad I was eating. So at some point I started to look around for other things I could have for...

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What is the Raw Food Pyramid?

You're familiar with the Food Pyramid, right? It's a pretty picture that tells you what you should be eating, and in roughly what proportions. Lots of grains, some fruit and vegetables, less meat and dairy, and save a little room for donuts. Oops - that would be the...

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What are the risks of following a raw food diet?

Much has been written about the health benefits of following a raw food diet. A diet based primarily on fruits and vegetables is nutritionally dense, relatively low-calorie, high in fibre... What's the down-side? If you were to ask anyone from the local dairy...

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What are some great raw recipes using cabbage?

If you're interested in making the most of your raw food diet, you'll want to include cabbage - regularly!  Cabbage is an amazingly nutritious food - lowering cholesterol, fighting cancer... cabbage does it all!  "You'll want to include cabbage as one of the...

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Easy Raw Food Dehydrator Recipes

If you've been raw for a while, have just gone raw, or are thinking about trying raw, a dehydrator is one amazing raw food tool that can make it SO MUCH easier to be raw without feeling deprived, or being unhappy about having to limit what you eat when others around...

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What about some great raw salad dressing recipes?

If you're going to go raw, you're probably going to be eating a lot of salad. That doesn't have to be a bad thing - there are many different types of leafy greens you can start with, and depending on the other ingredients (vegetables, sprouts, nuts, fruits...) you...

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Raw Stuffed Peppers

One of the obstacles to going 100% raw, for me, anyway, has been coming up with delicious raw supper ideas that don't take a long time to prepare, and that feel like a real meal (deprivation doesn't suit me). I saw an article on raw stuffed peppers earlier today, and...

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Where do I get calcium with a raw food diet?

How do I get enough calcium to prevent osteoporosis without consuming dairy products? The fact that this question is even asked is an indication of exactly how effectively the powerful dairy industry has spread its propaganda. There are many non-animal sources of...

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What Are Green Smoothies? How do I make them?

Green smoothies are a fantastic part of any raw food diet (I've been enjoying them for years!). There's no better way to exponentially increase your intake of leafy green vegetables - one of the most nutritionally-dense foods around. They're quick and easy to prepare...

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Where do I get iron on a raw food diet?

You may have grown up hearing that red meat is the best source of iron in your diet. So, what's a raw-foodist to do? Luckily, there are many raw-vegan sources of iron (chocolate, for example - yumm!) the raw food solution - Raw Food Iron Sources Iron deficiency is one...

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