On a raw food diet 50-100% of your food is fresh raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
Healthy cooked food includes wholegrains, beans and pulses, baked yams, sweet potatoes, potatoes, vegetable soups and stews, and steamed veggies.
I see starting a raw food diet as an adventure. I remember reading my first raw food book, and a light going on in my head. It all made so much sense.
I also remember being very confused about exactly what to eat. Within the raw food movement there are many different approaches to eating a raw food diet, and it took a little while to discover how to make it work for me. It's not that starting a raw food diet is hard - it's not. But sustaining a raw food diet can be challenging in a cooked food world.
There are many reasons why folk are attracted to the raw food diet. For many it is a journey back to health.