Though the raw vegan diet isn’t new, it has been regaining popularity recently.
It combines the principles of veganism with those of raw foodism.
While some people may choose to follow it for ethical or environmental reasons, most do it for its purported health benefits. These include weight loss, improved heart health and a lower risk of diabetes.
However, a fully raw vegan diet may also pose some health risks — especially when it’s not well planned.
This article reviews the raw vegan diet — including its benefits and risks.