Real Talk: Can a Raw Vegan Diet Ever Really Be Healthy?

Elinor Block
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Even though we've been told time and again that a raw-food diet, particularly one that forgoes all meat products, is good for us, apparently we might want to re-think that. According to professor Steven Jones, the former head of the department of genetics, evolution and environment at University College London, if you only followed a raw vegan diet, in six months, you would starve. However, numerous studies say that it's great for your health, helping with various problems from weight loss to lowering blood pressure. So what's the answer? Is this diet not as healthy as we think? To help sort the fact from fiction, I looked at the latest research from the experts, as well as who's doing the diet right now to help understand a bit more about it.

Keep scrolling for your guide on how to do the raw vegan diet safely and whether this diet is for you.

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