It discusses the benefits of raw foods, the pitfalls and suggests if you’re already vegetarian, you’ll do a disservice to go 100% raw vegan. As with everything, balance is critical. Eat raw vegan, just not only raw vegan.
I loved this article — it’s 4 pages long but not that scientific; it’s written for laymen.
Misconception #1: Cooking destroys nutrients
Misconception #2: Cooking destroys enzymes
Misconception #3: Raw foods are detoxifying
Misconception #4: Raw veganism is healthful
Misconception #5: Raw-only foods are natural
I used to eat a lot more raw food but when I learned that was bad for my [lupus] guts (from the doctor, FWIW), I started cooking more. I still eat a lot of salads. Oh! Or sometimes I’ll purée/ process/ blend.
I couldn’t subsist on a raw vegan diet, even if I dehydrated everything. The cellulose structure rips its way through my gut — a problem I had for years with not only raw veg but some cooked veg I simply don’t digest. I’m a canary in a coal mine (hyper-sensitive: what bothers me, affects you but you’ll see me drop dead and have time to evacuate).