I really LOVE raw cuisine - not to be confused with food that is merely raw.
The only problem is that it is really expensive and time consuming. You have to buy raw products (ie nuts) that are way more expensive than regular and you usually need a dehydrator which is around 100 bucks and you have to prepare and soak the ingredients.
If you have the time, money and energy it is a wonderful way to eat. If i were rich and didn't have a job, i'd eat all raw.
Complete misinformation. Legumes do not have to be cooked. There are such things as raw nuts.
I am not sure why some people confuse nuts with legumes. Maybe its the peanut thing. Peanuts are a legume not a nut, the name notwithstanding. But raw tree nuts are NOT legumes. I think maybe because legumes and nuts are often said in the same breath? By the way don't try to eat raw legumes, some could be lethal.
There are very few vegan rawists that can maintain that diet for any length of time. Because they only eat raw food that eliminates grains, legumes, so protein becomes an issue and unless high calorie avocados and fruits dominate, just getting enough calories can become problematic.
i did the raw foods diet for awhile and i felt amazing.
however, i found i was a bit hungry on it, and would have to eat every few hours. since preparing and eating a massive salad wasn't always possible, i would get lazy and eat nuts and dried fruit instead, which wasnt so good for my physique... but if you can do it right and eat 80% vegetables, you really do feel great.