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Raw Food Diet Disadvantages

The Disadvantages of The Raw Food Diet Raw food diets have disadvantages along with advantages. Whether one outweighs the other is debatable. It is very hard to debate facts and that is my intent with this post focused mostly on the negative effects of the diet.  A raw food diet has nutritional deficiencies like lack of B-12, low HDL cholesterol numbers, not enough nutrients like calcium or vitamin D to support good bone health, and low body weight due to lack of calories inside the diet ( Livestrong) . Iron and iodine are two nutrients lacking with this plan as well (Cleveland Clinic).  The diet weakens muscles due to lack of protein, almost 100% of the people experienced tooth erosion in one study, and another study found it to increase infertility in women with about 70% experiencing disruption with their menstrual cycle and a third developing amenorrhea (Petre).  The diet is restrictive, time consuming and puts people at a higher risk for food poisoning because of the raw uncooked