Disease Proof

Woman Goes Raw, Drops 160 Pounds

Angela Stokes used to weigh 300 pounds, fed up she switched to a raw food diet. No more meat, animal products or processed foods, just LOTS of fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. She lost an AMAZING 160 pounds; CNN reports.

Kudos to Angela, great job! Plants foods promote healthy bodyweight and disease-prevention and cutting saturated fats—found in animal foods—helps lower cholesterol and maintain heart health; from Health magazine.

Now, raw food diets DO help people consume MORE fruits and vegetables, but raw food isn’t the ONLY answer. Eating cooked foods in fine, Dr. Fuhrman explains low-temperature cooking and steaming can actually enhance the nutrient-quality of vegetables.

Nevertheless, Angela’s accomplishment is STILL a great ambassador for vegetable-based diets!

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HappyCat - September 29, 2008 8:03 AM

In the colder weather I need my hot food! Eating salad in winter is tough.

Chris Davis - September 29, 2008 1:33 PM

It should say "low-temperature cooking and steaming can actually enhance the nutrient-quality of *SOME* vegetables. It certainly isn't all of them. But indeed, a raw only diet doesn't appear to be optimal or necessary to procure outstanding health.

Lagana Fitness - October 1, 2008 3:21 PM

I dropped 135 lbs so far, on a customized diet and exercise plan, in 10 months. I didn't go raw, but foods are pretty much low GI/GL and are meant for my blood type.

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