"There's more than ONE type of vegan?!"
There most certainly is! Unlike vegans, raw vegans don't eat any processed foods. This includes vegan meat alternatives. Consider them the original vegans, back when there were no such things as vegan shrimp or vegan cheese. Raw vegans (if done correctly) have the healthiest eating habits.
Fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, and grains are all that these vegans eat. Some of them won't even buy fresh produce unless it's organically grown. A lifestyle like this also requires a creative mind for cooking unique and delicious meals that will not only satisfy the taste buds, but keep them full and packed with nutrients.
Things to Look Out For: I recommend that no omnivore tries to jump to being a raw vegan overnight. The body needs time to grow accustomed to something new, and a raw vegan lifestyle is too extreme to begin if the body is not prepared. Remember, it takes the human body 11 days to grow accustomed to eating something new. Learn plenty of recipes and invent some that you like. The farther you strive for a healthier life, the more creative you'll have to get. With all lifestyles, exercise is a must! Keep yourself moving and develop a workout routine; nothing less than 30 minutes a day and more than twice a week.
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