Rawism or raw-foodism is defined as “a diet consisting of uncooked, unprocessed and often organic or wild foods.” Proponents of rawism believe that consuming uncooked, unprocessed plant foods leads to a leaner body, clearer skin and higher energy, which, according to researches, is true (to some extent). An article on Full Circle identifies the benefits as those above, as well as:
- having natural cleansing effects
- having more available enzymes to break down your food and absorb nutrients,
- reduces the risk of over eating, and
- digestive regularity
Raw foodism is a lifestyle choice as a lot of raw foodists spend and not a lot of their time in the kitchen preparing their meals. It is not a weight loss diet and if done incorrectly, those following the raw food diet may be faced with serious undernourishment.