Becoming Raw



Becoming Raw Book is written by acclaimed authors of "Becoming Vegan" and "The New Becoming Vegetarian".

The authors of Becoming Raw offer science-based answers to tough questions about raw foods and raw diets, furnish nutrition guidelines and practical information, and show how to construct a raw diet that meets recommended nutrient intakes—simply and easily.

Becoming Raw is written for anyone who wants to eat more raw foods, either to lose weight, fight chronic health problems, or benefit from the high level of nutrients in uncooked or sprouted foods.

Professor Rynn Berry, a historian on vegetarianism, offers an overview on the anthropological, historical and religious roots of rawfoodism.

Becoming Raw has a section of over 45 recipes including dishes for any time of day and every occasion. Nutritional analysis are given for each recipe. A glossary, references, resources and index complement the thorough level of detail given to each topic.

Chapters include:
1. Becoming Raw for Life
2. A History of the Raw Food Movement in the United States; by Rynn Berry
3. The Raw Report: Scientific Evidence to Date
4. Why Raw Rocks
5. Energy and Power
6. Carbohydrates in the Raw
7. Fat: Friends and Foes
8. Vitamins: Inviting Vitality
9. Acid-Base Balance, Bones, and Minerals
10: The Great Enzyme Controversy
11. Food Safety: Raw Case Files
12. Nutrition Guidelines and Menus
13. Recipes

"A raw vegan diet is to average dietary patterns what the summit of Mount Everest is to an average hill-an ascent to potentially exhilarating and life-changing heights, fraught with hazard. The health benefits of a judicious raw diet are apt to be considerable, while a reckless approach could be equally harmful. In typical Davis and Melina fashion, 'Becoming Raw' is thorough, thoughtful, practical, and balanced. It is, in fact, the gold standard on the topic. If the rarefied terrain of a raw vegan diet calls out to you, Davis and Melina are the best Sherpas in the business; don't make the trek without them!"David L. Katz, MD, Director, Prevention Research Ctr., Yale University School of Medicine, Nutrition Columnist, O, the "Oprah Magazine"

“Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina do an outstanding job of nutrition research, bringing readers the most accurate and up-to-date information. Their books are a must-read for anyone with an interest in raw food and/or vegan diets.” T. Colin Campbell, PHD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University author of "The China Study"

“'Becoming Raw' is the definitive book on health and the benefits of adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet. This book is a treasure chest of easy-to-read, well-researched information for anyone wanting to improve their eating habits. I couldn’t put it down!” Cherie Soria, founder & director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute author of "Angel Foods;" co-author of "The Raw Food Revolution Diet"

“'Becoming Raw' is an excellent resource for anyone interested in understanding the relationship between food and health. It is one of few books that covers raw, plant-based nutrition from a peer-reviewed scientific perspective, yet presents the concepts in a manner accessible to the general public. This book will be at the top of our list of suggested readings.” Drs. Karin and Rick Dina, D.C., Instructors of the Science of Raw Food Nutrition courses, Living Light Culinary Arts Institute