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Eating Raw Food

Headley 2019-01-10 11:01:04 

Raw meaning uncooked. Not the Mighty Sparrow meaning.

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Tryangle 2019-01-10 11:43:08 

This article makes me think this is just vegan substitutes as opposed to uncooked meat, which I don't see a reference to?

Tried to find out more but the business website isn't functioning right now?

Headley 2019-01-10 14:03:27 

In reply to Tryangle

as opposed to uncooked meat

Uncooked vegan. No meat.

My cheeky reference to Sparrow must have misled you. big grin

Yamfoot 2019-01-10 14:25:16 

My body loves raw foods. Did that for 21 days back in October 2013. Lost 5 lbs but the major boost was no more joint pain! I had also given up coffee and dairy.

Yamfoot 2019-01-10 14:25:52 

Well I did about 90% raw. Had some cooked channa and lentil some days.

DirtyDan 2019-01-10 19:11:17 

eating raw food is for lazy people that cyaan or doan know how to cook

DirtyDan 2019-01-10 19:11:53 

eating raw food is for cow, goat, sheep

Yamfoot 2019-01-10 22:24:30 

In reply to DirtyDan


Curtis 2019-01-12 00:15:35 

In reply to Yamfoot

So name some raw foods that you eat.

Yamfoot 2019-01-12 01:17:54 

In reply to Curtis

Mainly fruits and veggies (salads). I also included raw plantain in salads and smoothies as well as raw sweet potato which is divine!

Headley 2019-01-12 08:02:38 

In reply to Yamfoot

Was the raw sweet potato just peeled and eaten or was it prepared in any special way?

nick2020 2019-01-12 08:38:05 

In reply to Headley

You destroy some of the nutrient value of food by cooking it. However, let us not forget cooking food has the very important benefit of killing bacteria.

Look at the Romaine recall.

And the reality of life now is we have introduced too many points of failure in the food chain.

Headley 2019-01-12 09:22:53 

In reply to nick2020

However, let us not forget cooking food has the very important benefit of killing bacteria.

Caribbean people are smart and typically overcook our food which is why we do not have many outbreaks of food related diseases.

I found the article interesting. I do not plan to adopt the raw food diet. As the article shows there are some folks who may need to adopt the diet for health reasons. Moderation in all things, even moderation in moderation. wink

Chrissy 2019-01-12 16:19:48 

I eat nuff raw veggies and nuff fresh fruit, but I still love cooked food.
I haven't eaten red meat for 40 years this year, but I love me some seafood and/or bird.

Sorry! lol

Yamfoot 2019-01-14 22:59:12 

In reply to Headley

Peeled and blended in the Nutribullet. Gave it a creamy texture and a wonderful flavour.

Arawak 2019-01-15 12:19:17 

Raw conch. Or live, even, if you just dive it. Likkle lime and hot pepper. Good nyammins.

I generally prefer my sushi raw too.

And when I make steak, it's barely warm. Dunno if that counts as raw?

Tryangle 2019-01-15 12:24:46 

In reply to Arawak

Put me in for sushi. I'll eat a tuna maki any time of day.

I've heard steak rare is the best but I'm still coming to grips with medium (growing up in a Caribbean family, meat of course was always cooked "well done").

Arawak 2019-01-15 13:00:58 

In reply to Tryangle

(growing up in a Caribbean family, meat of course was always cooked "well done").

...and then some. smile

I think to be honest the best steak is medium rare, cooked sous vide, and quickly seared over charcoal.

I am just now coming to grips with eating pork at med-well or even medium. So much better, but hard to get past in-grained programming.

WRT to tuna.. my wife introduced me to a Hawaiian thing called poke. Fantastic!

nick2020 2019-01-15 13:53:22 

In reply to Arawak

And when I make steak, it's barely warm. Dunno if that counts as raw?

There is only one meat you can truly eat raw. Though, it does come with risks too.

my wife introduced me to a thing called poke. Fantastic!

I see you already know. You ate raw poke and now you are married.

Chrissy 2019-01-15 14:08:23 

In reply to Arawak

I love Bahamian conch salad. Used to make it quite often.

Arawak 2019-01-15 14:52:52 

In reply to Chrissy

Can you still get fresh conch in Jamaica?

It's kind of sad how they have overfished conch in the Bahamas to the point where even in the Family Islands you have to go way out to get it, and it's only the juveniles. Used to be able to walk out at low tide and collect.

np 2019-01-16 17:35:31 

In reply to Arawak

Re Conch in JA ---
I'd think so, but don't quote me on it. Not too long I saw nuff nuff conchin Negril ... and there is a place in Negril - cant recall the name where you can eat conch galore ---

Come in JB --- this man know's dem peeps well!! big grin big grin

Headley 2019-01-16 19:41:04 

In reply to Yamfoot

Thanks. Sound good if one gets the right variety of sweet potato. Recently discovered that although we mainly see 3 or 4 varieties there are over 100, many of which are not edible.

Yamfoot 2019-01-16 22:14:52 

In reply to Headley

Well, me never see white sweet potato until I moved to Grenada. I disputed my colleague, until I tasted it.

Headley 2019-01-17 14:48:34 

In reply to Yamfoot

Strange thing about Grenada. Apart from Ja they seem to grow the widest variety of foodstuff there: yellow yam; ribbon cane; naseberry (sapodella) in quantity, not a few like T&T or Barbados; and a variety of spices including pimento. I believe they even have custard apple.

XFactor 2019-01-17 16:24:28 

In reply to Headley

I must admit, I like battered and fried everything. I have done the research and eating this way makes me feel good.

People give up on dieting because all that raw and “healthy food" tastes bad.

Yamfoot 2019-01-17 18:29:35 

In reply to Headley

We have everything....including ackee.

Headley 2019-01-17 20:44:32 

In reply to XFactor

must admit, I like battered and fried everything.

Go for it. You only live once. Every once in a while a man who is a smoker and a drinker lives to a hundred which shows that the odds can be beaten. Good luck.. lol lol lol