Raw veganism is a diet that combines the concepts of veganism and raw foodism. It excludes all food and products of animal origin, as well as food cooked at a temperature above 48 °C (118 °F).
Veganism is a philosophy and compassionate lifestyle whose adherents seek to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind.
Raw vegans do not consume anything cooked above 48 °C (118 °F).
Vegans do not consume meat, eggs, milk, honey or any food that is derived from animals.
In terms of health, some raw vegans believe that cooking foods destroys the complex balance of micronutrients.
Consume only plant-based products to preserve animal life.
A raw vegan diet includes raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and nut pastes, grain and legume sprouts, seeds, plant oils, sea vegetables, herbs, and fresh juices.
Do not use any animal derived products, e.g. fur, leather, wool, etc. Do not condone the use of animal testing.
Reasons for permitting/forbidding specific foods
Health, spiritual, financial, or environmental reasons, or any combination of these.
Bill Clinton, Natalie Portman, Ellen DeGeneres, Mike Tyson