Proponents of raw foods propagate consumption of fresh and processed foods of plant origin . The theory of this idea is based on the idea that food should not be exposed to temperatures greater than 50 degrees, because on that way are losing important enzymes , allowing better absorption of nutrients from food. Also with this type of diet is maintained sour – base balance in the body . Processed foods and foods with animal origin acidify the body that make us to be susceptible to disease
There is only one scientific study which deals with the impact of diet with raw foods on the body . German doctors have followed the health situation of the Germans who ate raw food three years . Some of the respondents were vegetarian and some of them and ate raw meat . After a while, at a third of them was noted a chronic power shortages . Half of women have lost their menstrual cycle , and some of them had irregular cycles . They concluded that this condition was caused because of low caloric foods .