The Raw Food Diet
All over the Internet, rumors swirl that Swift maintains a raw food diet. Yet no concrete evidence has surfaced nor has Swift in any interview ever admitted to the diet.
However, the raw food diet is a favorite of celebrities in the industry. So what exactly is it?
The raw food diet focuses on unprocessed and uncooked foods such as fruits, vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, sprouts and seaweed. According to raw food followers, food cooked above 116 degrees Fahrenheit loses all its natural nutrients. Raw foodies also believe that cooking destroys digestive enzymes that help absorb food properly. Therefore, food is eaten in its natural state.
To adhere to the raw food diet and still be healthy, you must be extra careful to take in vital nutrients. According to Web MD, medical experts report followers of this eating plan having B12 vitamin deficiencies, which can lead to neurological damage and anemia. Plasma levels and low bone mass in the lumbar spine and hip areas were also reported problems as well as interruptions in a woman’s menstrual cycle when weight loss is great.
Therefore, before attempting any raw food diet, it is best to consult your doctor. In order to do the diet correctly, you must receive all the information on what supplement nutrients you will need. For example, if you plan to only eat raw foods, you will not eat dairy, thus losing a large amount of calcium. To substitute for this, Web MD lists this tip from The American Dietetic Association: “Eat at least eight servings a day of calcium-rich foods like bok choy, cabbage, soybeans, tempeh, and figs.”
If Taylor Swift does adhere to this diet, it’s almost certain she has received all the facts from the best doctors. So should you!