Argumentative Essay On Raw Food

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Is Raw Diet Better?
Zhang Yushan 3035087069
Introduction

The raw foods movement has been going on for quite awhile. Proponents believe that food is best eaten in its natural unprepared state, with all the enzymes intact. They believe cooking "kills" the food. It obliterates essential vitamins and enzymes that enhance vitality. So why have we cooked food for thousands of years? Is it a mistake?
This poster will try to find out whether raw diet is really better for human.
About Raw Diet

Raw food in the raw diet: Food that hasn’t been "heated, processed, microwaved, irradiated, genetically engineered, or exposed to pesticides or herbicides". It includes fresh fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and herbs in their whole, natural state.
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Therefore, raw diet, which praises eating a high raw or 100% raw food, is better for human.
The aim: Losing weight, improving health, and helping the environment. Cooked VS Raw
Arguments
Raw food are more likely to contain pathogenic bacterium then cooked food. Raw diet involves higher health risk such as food poisoning.
Raw food do not contain enough energy for human brains.
A lot of nutrients can only be released from food and absorbed by human after cooking.
The digestive system of human had already evolved a lot after consuming cooked food for thousands of years, and is no longer suitable for digesting raw food after the long-lasting evolution.
Arguments
Raw diet is one of the most effective tool for weight loss.
A raw-food diet provides enzymes that are essential to healthy digestion. It can also benefit the cardiovascular system and prevent diabetes.
The digestive system of human were in place long before the practice of cooking food began. We are flouting our biological heritage by cooking our food.
No other animal on Earth cooks its food, and no other animal besides humans experiences disease on the scale that we do.

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