Popular Diets: Raw Foods
Strawberries, blueberries, cereal grains, and a banana. Fragaria, fruits, foods, red, sweets, healthy eating. UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.
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Raw Foods
Weight Loss
Food-borne Illness

How to Cite

Barad, Alexa, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, and Wendy Dahl. 2020. “Popular Diets: Raw Foods”. EDIS 2020 (5). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fs404-2020.


The raw foods diet has its roots in a vegetarian movement dating back to the 1800s. As the name
implies, a raw foods diet is a dietary pattern composed of mostly or completely raw, unprocessed foods. This new 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department explores the potential health benefits and risks of a raw foods diet. Written by Alexa Barad, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, and Wendy Dahl.

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