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

What is food combining?

I first heard about 'food combining' long before I started following the raw food diet. Decades before, in fact. My first exposure was in the nineties, when I picked up the book "Fit For Life", which espoused Herbert Shelton's theories on food combining. The...

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Where do I get protein with a raw food diet?

One question you're bound to run into when starting, or even just considering, a raw food diet is - where will you get your protein from? Getting rid of meat, and dairy, and seriously cutting back on grains and legumes - what does that leave you with? In fact, even a...

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Can a raw food diet help with my diabetes?

If you've got Type 2 Diabetes, then odds are good that unhealthy lifestyle habits are at least partly to blame ["Diabetes Risk 80% Lower For Those With Multiple Good Lifestyle Factors", Medical News Today]. The good news is, better late than never applies here. While...

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What are some convenient raw food snacks?

As a not-raw person, packaged processed convenient snacks are readily available. Chips, granola bars... can be picked up at any corner store. Once you've gone raw, you'll have to plan a little further ahead if you're going to want a snack during the day. Certainly,...

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What are some good raw food coaching programs?

While it IS possible to make the transition to raw foodism on your own, aided by information found in books and on the internet, some of you may prefer to have a little assistance, even one-on-one coaching, to help you through it. Someone to answer your questions,...

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Do I still need to exercise?

As you've probably noticed, a raw food diet can easily result in substantial weight-loss, even without exercising.  So, do you still need to exercise?  The simple answer - yes.  Aerobic exercise improves your cardiovascular fitness; strength-training increases muscle...

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What can I make for a raw main course salad?

Since salads are one of the mainstays of a raw food diet, you'll be glad to know that there are many to choose from. Raw salads, which may contain leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouts, can be quite filling, and incredibly satisfying! Enjoy :-)...

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Will my cat benefit from a raw food diet?

If you've gone raw, or even partially raw, and have seen the health benefits for yourself, then you might be considering who else in your life might benefit from a raw-food diet. Remember your cats; just like lions, tigers, and cheetahs in the wild, your pet will...

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What are the health benefits of a raw food diet?

If you have gone raw, gone partly raw, or are considering transitioning to a raw food diet, you were probably driven at least in part by the many health benefits of a raw food diet. These can include: weight loss, increased vitality, and radiant skin. Savvy Vegetarian...

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Where can I find great raw vegan soup recipes?

If your mental image of raw food is carrot sticks and celery, or tossed green salad, you'll want to expand that image - a lot - before too long. Raw food does not have to be boring. It also doesn't have to be time-consuming. One wonderful way to enjoy raw foods...

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