Ultimate Raw Diet for Humans
Note that I believe this 100% raw diet, for humans, could be done successfully even without the use of grains if so desired. But with the addition of raw egg yolk, and possibly raw milk cheese or Ricotta (or instead of cheese, a small amount of raw or steamed fish once or twice a week of about 3 1/2 to 4 oz. a serving), we should have an ultimate raw diet, or near one. Possibly 10 - 15% cooked grains and legumes could be included in this program with great benefit for those who have difficulty in gaining weight and strength on a 100% raw diet. (The addition of the egg yolk, cheese, or fish is to provide the B12 and Vitamin D factors, along with fatty acids, hormonal substances, and as yet unknown substances which they contain.) To the basic raw diet as a foundation, fruit, other vegetables, other additional carbohydrates, grains, legumes, and other foods may be added as desired for variety and added nutrition.
Ultimate Raw Vegetarian Diet
For those people who prefer to remain on a 100% strict vegetarian diet, I would recommend the use of periodic vitamin B12 and vitamin D to insure their safety. It now appears that the use of bee pollen (which contains all the B-complex vitamins) may be used instead. More on bee pollen in a moment.
Foods which can be used on a 100% raw diet
- For minerals: salads, lettuce (Romaine etc.) carrot leaves, kelp, grass juice.
- Fats: nuts, seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame), flaxseed (1-2 tbs. a day).
- Carbohydrate (simple sugars): Fruit, eight to twenty oz. (or 24 oz. maximum, for melons); bananas, four to six maximum.
- Carbohydrate (complex): These to be used with legumes (or dairy or fish) for complementary complete proteins (raw, soaked overnight or slightly sprouted grains) hulled buckwheat, wheat, triticale, rye, oats, rice polishings, raw wheat germ, corn, yam.
- Complete protein foods (animal): eggs (1-2) or fish (1 to 3 1/2 oz. maximum) can be immersed in boiling water for six seconds then eaten (can be marinated in lemon juice overnight to kill microbes); clams, oysters (1/2 dozen or 3 1/2 oz maximum); dairy products; bee pollen (1 tbs to several oz.).
- Vegetable proteins which need to be complemented by grains or seeds or nuts to be complete proteins, include legumes - mung beans or lentils or others (use 1/3 to 2/3 cup or 1 1/2 oz. to 4 oz.) You may soak overnight or sprout. Nuts or seeds - (sunflowers, pumpkin, or hulled sesame) 1 to 3 oz. These can be complemented with legumes (1 or 2 oz. legumes with 1 to 2 oz. nuts or seeds).
Additional foods which can be eaten raw
- Brewer's Yeast: 1 tbs. maximum (will complement grains);
- Seaweed: kelp, dulse, others (1 tbs. to 1 oz. maximum);
- Tubers: yam, potato, chestnuts;
- Oil: flaxseed (best), virgin olive oil (1 to 2 tbs. maimum for the day);
- Herbs: fresh or dried basil, dill, parsley, garlic);
- Young coconut.