Young Professionals Fruits and vegetables. Juice file photo.

Fruits and vegetables. Juice file photo.

Healthy eating strategies: Raw food vs. paleolithic diet

Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Raw Paleo
1984When modern version started1975
Pretty much anything that hasn't been cooked: raw fruits, veggies, milkWhat you can eatAnything people ate 10,000 years ago: meat, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts
Most meat, anything cooked, processed foodsWhat you can't eatGrains, legumes, dairy products, refined sugar, processed oils
Practitioners believe cooked food has lost much of its nutritional valueWhy people do itThe belief that our inner hunter-gatherer ancestors were healthier
"Into the Raw" by Carol AltGood book on the subject"The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by the Foods You Were Designed to Eat" by Loren Cordain
Pasta made from squash or zucchini, topped with raw marinaraSample mealRoast beef with roasted veggies
Demi Moore, Jason Mraz, Alicia SilverstoneCelebrities who do itJessica Biel, Miley Cyrus, Matthew McConaughey
Fresh Cafe and Market, 1721 25th St., West Des MoinesLocal restaurant where you can practice it801 Steak & Chop, 801 Grand Ave. (Make sure they don't add sauces or oils)
Yes for wine, no for beer or distilled liquorsCan you drink?Yes for wine and ciders, no for distilled liquors

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Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler

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