Breakfast- 1 large papaya, 3 small bananas
Lunch- 33 fresh apricots
Dinner- 3 bananas, sliced, 1 large avocado, diced, 1/4 cup shredded coconut, juice of 1 lemon, all mixed together
The Chicago Tribune printed an article by Susan Bowerman, Raw food may fall short in some nutrients, but Susan presents very little to support her proposal. She says that little research is being done to examine the benefits of a raw diet but I disagree. The research is being done by all of us who are taking responsibility for our health and are re-learning to tune in to our natural instincts about what our true needs are with regard to health and wellness. Referring to one rare study Susan writes "In a recent study of 201 raw-foodists in the Netherlands, published in the Journal of Nutrition, 38 percent were vitamin B-12 deficient...." We all know that vitamin B12 is a yet unanswered question for many vegans but there are many very healthy raw food vegans who do not have B12 deficiencies. Bowerman's article was not blatantly against raw food but it provided just enough information to raise doubt and cast a shadow on our way of life -our choice.