View Full Version : How important is truly raw?
02-19-2010, 06:06 PM
I know Alissa says it's easiest to be 100% right away, because cooked food is really addictive. I'm wondering whether I would not be considered 100%, and thus leaving myself open to temptations, if I ate not "truly raw" nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
To clarify, I'm not so much concerned about the loss of nutrients as I am about the potentially addictive quality of non-raw foods. What would Alissa say?
02-19-2010, 06:43 PM
To me it's more of a state of mind rather that everything being truly raw. And to my understanding that's pretty much Alissas opinion too.
But hey, if those cashews triggers your addiction for cooked food then I'd say that it's important to stay away from them.
02-19-2010, 06:49 PM
buy a few that are just labeled as "raw" and use your experience as a guide. if you have a hard time putting them down, then maybe stop buying that item - it probably varies from nut to nut. See if getting the truly raw version helps in this regard. Maybe it will.
I know that even with truly raw cashews (or any other nut that's been dried and is no longer fresh), I have problems with addiction to them and it'll be best for me not to buy em ever again or only buy a small amount once every few months.
I arrived at this perspective when I ordered some fresh pine nuts in the shell. I didn't realize what I'd ordered. They were so different to the dried ones in the store. These ones were actually somewhat moist! and they weren't as appealing to gulp down handfuls of them. It makes me only want to buy fresh nuts and seeds when they're available around fall - if that's possible to get several varieties that way ;)
02-19-2010, 07:29 PM
I've never noticed the occasional "oh my gosh it's NOT really raw" nut causing me to stumble.
It's the sushi on Friday nights that dragged me down last year, and THAT'S the type of "not truly raw" stuff I avoid now. ;)
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