Raw Vegan Diet Improves Sleep, Rheumatoid Arthritis And More
The benefits of eating a raw vegan diet has been proven advantageous in ridding people of intolerable symptoms such as sleep issues, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lesses the risk for heart disease and cancer.
A study published in the Acta Physiologica Hungarica journal showed that vegan living food diets improve insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis and more.
Hungarian researchers performed a number of studies including dietary interventions and cross-sectional studies on subjects consuming uncooked vegan food called living food and clarified the changes in several parameters related to health risk factors.
Living food consisted of germinated seeds, cereals, sprouts, vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts. Some items are fermented, containing a lot of lactobacilli. The diet was rich in fiber, had very little sodium, and contained no cholesterol. Food items like berries and wheat grass juice are rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids. The subjects eating living food show increased levels of carotenoids and vitamins C and E and lowered cholesterol concentration and urinary excretion of sodium.
The rheumatoid arthritis patients eating the living food diet reported improvement of their pain, swelling of joints and morning stiffness which all got worse after finishing living food diet. Research also showed improvement of the rheumatoid arthritis patients during the intervention. The fibromyalgic subjects eating living foods lost weight compared to their omnivorous participants.
The results on their joint stiffness and pain and on their quality of sleep, on health assessment questionnaire and on general health questionnaire all improved.
It appears that the adoption of vegan diet exemplified by the living foods leads to a lessening of several health risk factors to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Rheumatoid patients subjectively benefited from the vegan diet, which was also seen in serum parameters and fecal analyses.
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