Raw and Beyond

How Omega-3 Nutrition Is Transforming the Raw Food Paradigm

By Victoria Boutenko; Elaina Love; Chad Sarno
(North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781583943571, 157pp.)

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

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Victoria Boutenko, Elaina Love, and Chad Sarno have been leaders in the raw food movement since the 1990s. Each of them maintained and promoted the 100 percent raw diet for years. Since then, all three have independently arrived at the same conclusion: that a totally raw diet is not necessarily the best diet. One reason for their shift in thinking is the latest scientific research on the impact of omega essential fatty acids on human health. Studies show that if eaten in excess, omega-6s can cause inflammation and obesity. A typical raw food diet contains large quantities of nuts and seeds, most of which are extremely high in omega-6s and low in omega-3s.
 
Raw foodists are not the only ones lacking sufficient omega-3s in their diet. Because omega-3s are easily damaged by heat, anyone whose diet is high in processed foods and oils probably has an omega-3 deficiency. Many symptoms of this deficiency can be mistaken for other health problems or nutrient deficiencies, so few people realize the cause of their ailments. Boutenko’s chapters on omegas provide readers more in-depth nutritional information. One hundred recipes—from raw to steamed and lightly cooked dishes, from appetizers to desserts—offer readers the means to enjoy a more sustainable, healthy, and energetic lifestyle. 




About the Author
Victoria Boutenko is an author, teacher, inventor, researcher, artist, and mother of three. She teaches classes on healthy living and raw food all over the world, and her books include 12 Steps to Raw Foods, Green Smoothie Revolution, Raw Family Signature Dishes, and the award-winning international bestseller Green for Life, which has been translated into twenty-six languages and sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Born in Russia, she lives in Ashland, Oregon.



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