View Full Version : Fat percentage in the raw food diet
03-28-2009, 12:41 AM
I've recently discovered that my body has a difficult time digesting/metabolizing fat. When I eat food with a high fat content, I feel EXTREMELY sick and queasy, to the point where I'm afraid I'm going to throw up. The trouble is, most raw proteins also have a high fat content. Due to other medical conditions, I need about 45-50 g of protein a day. I'm very aware that a high protein diet is not necessary, but I've found that I do best with this amount. How can I get my protein without all that fat?
03-28-2009, 12:44 AM
My boyfriend and I do. We try to keep our fat % to 10 or less and supplementing does this for us.
03-28-2009, 02:02 AM
have you tried going a couple of weeks low fat with adequate greens? i ask because greens are a great source of "protein" and you might find that you actually don't need 45-50 grams of it as long as you're getting lots of amino acids (which make up proteins, because your body just breaks down proteins into amino acids) from fruits and veggies.
03-28-2009, 06:08 AM
sprouts! sprouts have protein
03-28-2009, 06:43 AM
lots and lots of greens.
they are the best source of protein per cal in the symbiotic lifestyle.
03-28-2009, 07:20 AM
I have seen people recommend Sun Warrior Rice Protein here and there may even be a separate thread about it.
I have not tried it because I do not need it but it seems to be well regarded and I imagine that the fat content is low.
03-28-2009, 08:20 AM
03-28-2009, 05:21 PM
Spirulina, hemp seeds and hemp seed protein powder. I like hemp seed protein powder because it is very natural. It is just what is left after they press the oil out of the hemp seeds to make hemp seed oil. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, but in your case it could be very helpful (we all have such different needs). Try Manitoba Harvest hemp protein powder.
If you're willing to try something raw but not vegan, then bee pollen is an excellent source of complete protein with low fat. It is very digestible.
If you're willing to try something vegan but not raw, then I recommend soaked and steamed quinoa for a low-fat protein source.
And as stated above, greens are mostly protein. 50% of the calories in spinach come from protein. That's even higher than meat and shellfish. The problem is getting enough calories from spinach to meet your protein needs. Juicing and blending your greens helps a lot.
03-29-2009, 01:06 AM
You might want to try some enzymes that are high in Lipase to help digest the fats while your body is adjusting.
What kinds of fats are you eating? If nuts and seeds, are you soaking them?
03-29-2009, 01:13 AM
If you are reacting to fats with nausea like that you may have a clogged liver and gall bladder... a flush is a cheap, easy and feffective way to clean it on out and get that bile flowing faster. You can start by eating more apples - they have lots of malic acid in them which will loosen up the clogs and toxins.
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