Make Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes (VIDEO) – Melissa Raimondi, Raw Food Romance
You may have thought that the raw food movement is a fairly new thing. The truth is that raw food groups have been around since at least the start of the 20th century. Here is a great example:
A menu from a gathering of a raw food group in 1921 has been unearthed which tells us some interesting things about what people were eating on their raw food diet back then. Here is a picture of the menu:
As you can see, the group was called the Apyrtropher Society. I found this description of the group:
“The Apyrtropher Society was a Chicago-based group of the early twentieth century, founded by George J. Drews, for the promotion of “unfired foods and hygienic dietetics” as the best means of preserving health and the attacking of allopathic medicine and any consumption of meat, alcohol, salt, processed sugar, and other unnaturalness in the human diet. Among their efforts to service the public good was a sanitarium, Health Haven, which employed Dr. J. W. Wigelsworth, D.N., of Pathometric and Anabolic fame, as lead diagnostician, offering all the latest in radiational and biodynamo-chromatic analysis.”
Looking at the menu in more detail we see some interesting things.
Crust – raisins and flaked almonds, Filling – bananas, apples, almonds and coconuts.
This would probably be a delicious recipe if made today. It may be a little high in fat for some people but it would be a delicious one off treat.
We can learn a few things from this menu
It is wonderful to try to make a connection through time with these old societies and communities of raw food eaters. Imagine what it would have been like to be there. Would they have been asking the same questions and having the same problems as people have today with this lifestyle?
Back then of course there would have been less processed food and fast food. The diet of that time would have been even lower in meat and dairy than it is today. Perhaps more people were open to the idea than now?
If you have any more information on this group or any other old raw food group feel free to get in touch.
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Looking to learn more about the raw food scene now? Why not come along to UK Fruitfest. You can learn more about the event at our registration page. http://www.fruitfest.co.uk/registration
Are you looking for some raw vegan recipe inspiration?
Looking for some new salad dressings?
In this video, shot at UK Fruitfest 2018, Kristina talks about her 3 favourite raw vegan salad dressings.
She know’s a thing or two about raw vegan recipes!
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Once upon a time, I created a raw vegan pizza for a raw dinner party I was hosting. I had tried to copy part of a recipe by my friend Chris Kendall but decided to throw in a few ideas of my idea. Turned out that was a mistake!
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According to this Japanese Professor, the answer is YES!
This article, published in TruthTheory.com HERE, states:
“In September of 2009, Nakano decided to experiment with his health and eat nothing but fruit all day, every day. He was aware that conventional wisdom says an only-fruit diet is unhealthy (mainly due to the “high amounts of sugar”), but found no science backing up these beliefs. As a result, he decided to try out the fruit-heavy diet.
He was very strict with his regimen. At one point, he opted to get all of his hydrated from fruit versus water. Before long, days turned to weeks. And then, weeks turned to years. What began as an experiment turned into a lifestyle, and Nakano says he’s never felt better.”
He became famous in Japan, then rumours spread about his death. He has to go back on television to prove he was still alive.
Then he was studied by researchers. This is where it gets weird:
“Nakano said researchers studied him and discovered something incredible. That is, that the complete lack of protein combined with a pure fruit diet caused certain fungi to grow in his intestine. That fungi is capable of converting nitrogen in the air to protein. Reportedly, the researchers told him that this is unique to Nakano’s body and that he is unlike any other human.”
Now, this to me sounds like nonsense. Who were these researchers? and the phrase “complete lack of protein” shows a misunderstanding about eating fruit. How are other frugivores getting protein if they eat almost entirely fruit? Though fruit has no animal protein in it, it has the building blocks by which we can make our own protein.
The article affirms that the evidence is anecdotal and has not been tested with the peer to peer review system.
Anyway, it’s great to know someone is spreading the fruity message in Japan!