Raw foodists are people who consume a raw food diet. Most of the time these folks undertake this style of eating to enjoy better health, and their diet consists mainly of natural foods that have not been heated, cooked, pasteurized or processed. Raw food that is grown organically is also very important to this way of eating. For many, this is considered a lifestyle choice that is known as living raw or raw foodism.
There are some variations that people decide to follow with a “go raw” diet, depending on their lifestyle choices and the overall results they are attempting to achieve. The living raw food diets include a wide variety of different raw edibles including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouts from seeds and from whole grain berries.
While it is common for people to assume that a raw food diet is also a vegan or vegetarian way of like, the reality is that a raw food diet can include meat, fish and eggs, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, many people who eat raw food diets do consume some dairy products, as long as they are unpasteurized.
However, those who do want to eat raw vegan or raw vegetarian diets would simply follow their normal food selections, but would make sure not to cook their food. Because of this flexibility, just about any lifestyle can incorporate a diet of eating raw food.