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Becoming raw : the essential guide to raw vegan diets / Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina with Rynn Berry.

By: Davis, Brenda, 1959-.
Contributor(s): Melina, Vesanto, 1942- | Berry, Rynn.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Summertown, Tenn. : Book Pub. Co., c2010Description: viii, 375 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781570672385 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1570672385.Subject(s): Raw food dietDDC classification: 613.2/65 | 613.2 LOC classification: RM237.5 | .D38 2010
Contents:
Becoming raw for life -- A history of the raw-food movement in the United States / by Rynn Berry -- The raw report : scientific evidence to date -- Why raw rocks! -- Energy and power -- Carbohydrates in the raw -- Fat : friends and foes -- Vitamins : inviting vitality -- Acid-base balance, bones, and minerals -- The great enzyme controversy -- Food safety : raw case files -- Nutrition guidelines and menus -- Recipes -- Glossary.
Summary: The authors 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. --from publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-346) and index.

Becoming raw for life -- A history of the raw-food movement in the United States / by Rynn Berry -- The raw report : scientific evidence to date -- Why raw rocks! -- Energy and power -- Carbohydrates in the raw -- Fat : friends and foes -- Vitamins : inviting vitality -- Acid-base balance, bones, and minerals -- The great enzyme controversy -- Food safety : raw case files -- Nutrition guidelines and menus -- Recipes -- Glossary.

The authors 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. --from publisher description

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CHOICE Review

Written by seasoned dietitians, Becoming Raw provides a level of thoroughness, readability, clarity, and scientific rationality that will clear up many myths and misunderstandings about raw food dieting. Authors Davis and Melina have personal expertise in vegetarian nutrition (The New Becoming Vegetarian, 2003), and they approach raw vegan diets with objectivity and painstaking reviews of the literature. Chapters highlight some serious challenges to raw food eating ("Food Safety: Raw Case Files"), but also many surprising and important benefits of raw foods ("Why Raw Rocks!"). Covered in appropriate depth and easy to follow are open-minded discussions of many popular controversies, such as whether one needs to consume "live" enzymes. A fascinating history of the raw foods movement is included. Pertinent tables and nutritional analyses of both menus and tested recipes provide invaluable data and the tools to optimize nutritional intake within a well-planned raw food practice. The section on vitamin B12 is absolutely first-rate. This is a very useful contribution to the nutrition and dietetics field that also will be comprehensible and interesting to salad lovers everywhere. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. J. M. Lacey West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Brenda Davis is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant, and academic nutrition instructor, and is currently the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. <br> Vesanto Melina has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and at Seattle's Bastyr University. She is a coauthor of Dietitians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association's position paper on vegetarian diets and is a consultant to the Government of British Columbia. More information on Vesanto can be found at www.nutrispeak.com. <br> Rynn Berry is the historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society and the author of several books on vegetarian food history. He also has written numerous articles on the subject for the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.

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