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While veganism is becoming more popular in the black community, I’ve noticed that raw veganism has not gotten as much attention. What it means to be a raw vegan is that you eat fruits, nuts, vegetables and other unprocessed plant-based foods that are raw or heated at low temperatures, 104–118°F (40–48°C) to be exact. When most of us think of eating raw food, we automatically envision sickness, but that’s not a side effect of raw veganism since fruits, veggies and nuts are safe to consume uncooked. Raw vegans prepare their foods by blending, juicing, or dehydrating their food  (which takes the moisture out of the food to enhance the taste). If you are thinking about trying this type of diet here are some things you should know.

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